The Japanese brand Toyota, with two Limburgers at the helm, took the victory for the third consecutive year in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans.
LMP1 project manager John Litjens from Horst and team manager John Steeghs from Venray share the festivities within the Toyota Gazoo Racing team.
Buemi, Hartley and Nakajima
The team with drivers Sébastien Buemi from Switzerland, Brendon Hartley from New Zealand and Japan’s Kazuki Nakajima were five laps ahead of the Rebellion Racing car. Buemi and Nakajima have won the two previous editions with the Spanish driver Fernando Alonso.
The other Toyota TS050 finished third. The car with British drivers Mike Conway, Japanese Kamui Kobayashi and Argentinian José María López took the lead halfway through the race but had to make a half hour pit stop overnight.
A lower level, in the LMP2 category, victory goes to United Autosports. After an exciting final phase, the team clinched victory with British drivers Phil Hanson and Paul di Resta and Filipe Albuquerque from Portugal. Beitske Visser was the best Dutchman with Richard Mille Racing Ream. She finished ninth with her teammates Sophia Flörsch from Germany and Tatiana Calderón from Colombia. It was Visser’s first participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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