They were joined on the podium by the Jackie Chan DC Racing trio of Ho-Pin Tung, Oliver Jarvis and Thomas Laurent who were second in their Oreca
07-Gibson, and third-placers Mathias Beche, David Heinemeier Hansson and Nelson Piquet Jr in the other Vaillante Rebellion challenger.
Vaillante Rebellion's number 13 Oreca
driven by Brazilian Nelson Piquet Junior, Denmark's David Heinemeier Hansson and Switzerland's Mathias Beche took third place.
There was no official announcement by DaimlerChrysler, but the company has cancelled its factory-sponsorship for Viper Team Oreca
in GT-class competition.
One team, the trio of Oreca
Vipers, was also dominating the smaller GTS category while the GT class was, as usual, a Porsche benefit.
During Glaess's 6 years as manager, ORECA
represented the 17 member cooperatives on numerous state, regional and federal issues.
Among the host of leading enterprises newly benefiting from SMARTEAM solutions are: Toyota Industries, Siemens VDO Automotive AG, global home appliance leader Electrolux Group, textile machine manufacturer NSC Schlumberger, race car producer Oreca
Motorsport, electronics manufacturer Promise Technology Inc.
After a series of mishaps to pre-race favorites Porsche and Toyota, the LMP2 category Oreca
suddenly found itself in the lead with 19-year-old Frenchman Thomas Laurent behind the wheel three hours from the end of the grueling endurance race.
This work is a continuation of studies on the hydroelectric potential conducted in 2005, 2009 and 2012 by ORECA
47 Nissan-powered Oreca
05 had to fight hard to see off their rivals, especially the Ligiers, which were hit by a string of bad luck.
Meanwhile, leading the LMP2 class was the Pecom Racing Oreca
03-Nissan of Nicolas Minassian and Pierre Kaffer.
With Damien, my engineer, we have also gone over quite a few technical solutions to optimize the tuning of our ORECA
However Peugeot, who led early on, were put out of contention after a series of mechanical failures with the Team Oreca
908 going out in the last hour of the race after recording a fastest lap time.