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Toyota wins 4th straight Le Mans 24 Hour Race

The pole-sitting Toyota of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez claimed the Japanese manufacturer’s fourth straight Le Mans 24 Hour Race success yesterday.

Toyota’s second car, with Kazuki Nakajima, Sebastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley sharing the driving, took second at the Sarthe circuit. After 1,440 minutes, 370 laps, over 5,000 kilometers and 33 pit stops, Toyota’s No. 7 car’s driver trio finally came good after years of ill luck behind their sister car. In a neat touch Nakajima pitted behind Kobayashi in the leading car shortly before the finish to ensure they passed the line virtually in tandem, albeit with two laps separating them in the classification. In third, four laps adrift, came the elite Hypercar category rival Alpine of Andre Negrao, Nicolas Lapierre and Matthieu Vaxiviere. The two entries from US film director Jim Glickenhaus completed the top five.


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