LE MANS 24 HOURS 2016

60 cars Raced

Qualifying: Porsche were fastest 3:19.733 and second fastest

Weather mainly very wet

SUMMARY :
The race was not a classic and will only be remembered for its end.
It started under safety car which seemed to last longer than a GP.
It had Toyota and Porsche racing one another with Audi waiting for them to all go out - it didn’t happen for Audi.
Toyota looked to have it won when the only other car that could win, a Porsche, pulled in to pits within minutes of the end for tyres. Then the leading Toyota on the next to last lap stopped just beyond start finish line. It managed one more lap and was then excluded from results as it took too long.
Porsche won to their complete surprise.
Ford thought they were screwed when they were too fast in qualifying and had extra weight added but still ended up winning their class and Ferrari won the non professional GT bunch.
LMP2 what ever that might be was won by Alpine
explain: LMP2 cars have similar characteristics to LMP1 (carbon monocoque chassis) while respecting strict cost criteria: the price must not exceed €483,000. About 10GBP there is even a LMP3 but don’t think anyone bought one

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