At the start of the seventh hour, with Negraõ’s No.1 MC12 leading and the No.4 and No.3 Corvettes tracking him, he clashed with a lapped car: the Porsche 911 GT3 No.60.
As the halfway stage approached and with the safety car on the track, Lamy closed in on leaders Gavin and Hezemans as he made the most of the slow tempo imposed on the pack.
The second half of the race started with the drivers filed behind the safety car.
As the race clock came up to 16 hours, the No.35 Nissan GT R driven by Turner developed engine trouble and had to come into the pits on lap 345.
The Vitaphone Racing Team MC12 was still making the headlines as the race draws to a close.
The cars got off to a smooth start in the Belgian endurance classic. The sun and dry track (though damp in places) make for almost unheard of conditions in the GT1 this weekend.
The No.1 Maserati MC12 driven by Bartels/Bertolini/Sarrazin/Negraõ in third spot.
The No.1 Maserati MC12 driven by Bartels/Bertolini/Sarrazin/Negraõ in second spot.