LE MANS /France/, June 16. /TASS/. The engineers of the Russian team SMP Racing has eliminated the technical problem on the prototype BR1 at number 11, the crew consisting of Mikhail Alyoshin, Vitaly Petrov and Briton Jenson Button returned to the track in the race “24 hours of Le Mans.” TASS announced to the team.

Problems with the engine power appeared on the prototype for the first hour of the race. Now the crew is in last place, trailing the leader by 48 laps.

“The prototype BR1 resumed the race, – said the representative of the team SMP Racing. – The problem was in the engine, one of the sensors required replacement”.

After 4.5 hours of racing in the lead two crew Toyotas, on the third line is another SMP Racing crew under the control of the Russians for Matevos Isahakyan, Egor Orudzhev and the Frenchman Stephen Carrazana. In the LMP2 class leading crew of the Russian team G-Drive Racing .