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Aubry crash brings out early safety car at Petit Le Mans

An crash into the barriers for Gabriel Aubry has brought out an early safety car at Motul Petit Le Mans.

The Frenchman planted the #85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-VR in the wall at turn 1, after which race control opted to bring out the safety car.

Acura Team Penske still leads the race in one-two position, with the #6 Acura ARX-05 of Dane Cameron leading the #7 Acura of Ricky Taylor in second, with third held by the #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-VR of Felipe Nasr.

The #55 Mazda RT24-P lost seven laps early on when Harry Tincknell suffered a brake failure, after which the team brought the car in for a brake change.

Patrick Kelly leads the LMP2 class in the #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA 7-Gibson.

BMW Team RLL has seized the lead in GTLM early on, with Connor de Phillippi grabbing the lead in the #25 BMW M8 GTE, with team-mate John Edwards second in the #24 BMW M8 GTE. Laurens Vanthoor sits in third in the #912 Porsche 911 RSR-19, with polesitter Antonio Garcia dropping into fourth in the #3 Corvette C8.R.

The GTD polesitter also dropped back as the #86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo of Shinya Michimi fell to fourth, with the #63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo leading in the hands of Jeff Westphal ahead of the #12 Lexus RC F GT3 of Frankie Montecalvo in second place.

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