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#70 Inception Racing McLaren 720S LMGT3 Evo: Brendan Iribe, Ollie Millroy, Frederik Schandorff, #6 Porsche Penske Motorsport Porsche 963: Kevin Estre, Andre Lotterer, Laurens Vanthoor, #14 AO by TF Oreca 07: Gibson: Pj Hyett, Louis Deletraz, Alex Quinn
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Ten things we've learned from Le Mans 2024 so far

This year’s Le Mans 24 Hours is ready for the real action but there’s been numerous talking points and storylines ahead of the race. Here’s what we’ve learned about the bulging talent bursting out of the Hypercar ranks, what to expect from the new LMGT3 battle and why organisers appear happy to keep the status quo

Porsche may have only got one factory 963 LMDh through into Hyperpole — and ended up topping the times with Kevin Estre — but Porsche Penske Motorsport still has three competitive cars going into the race. The pace of the trio in free practice means that a marque that entered race week looking like a clear pre-event favourite suggests it still has three bullets in the gun.

PPM boss Jonathan Diuguid reckons the team has three equally matched cars going into the race. The problem it encountered in Q1 was getting a traffic-free lap with cars #5 and #4. “Managing the traffic during first qualifying isn’t easy,” he said. “We are 15-20s faster than the LMGT3 cars, so finding a hole isn’t easy. No matter what you do, you are going to catch one.”

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