LE MANS 24 HOURS 2017

60 cars Raced

June 17-18

Finished

Qualifying 3:14.791 Toyota
Weather cloudless fine and very hot

SUMMARY :

Toyota set the early pace with a Porsche very close but the 2nd Porsche went into the pit for a rebuild of the energy system coming out in 57th place.

Around midnight the 2 leading Toyotas went out : one with damage caused by a puncher the other with a failed gearbox.

For the first time it looked as though a LMP2 car would win but the difference in speed and number of pit stops for fuel soon proved it would be overtaken

With an hour to go the No 2 Porsche factory car passed the LMP2 car to take the lead which it held to the end. Oreca Gibson finished 2nd. The Aston in GTpro fored th e leading Corvette into straight lining a chicane on the straight and it suffered a slow punture so Aston took the lead on the final lap.

An action packed race won for a third time so Porsche get to keep the cup.

Results: winner oa Porsche Hybred

LMP1 Porsche Hybred

LMP2 Oreca Gibson

GT Pro Aston Martin

GT AM Ferrari

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