24 Hours of Le Mans: Diesel-Electric Boogaloo

Heading into the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most hotly anticipated battle was between Audi and Toyota to determine who would be the first hybrid car to win the famed endurance race. Unfortunately for Toyota, the battle never materialized. As the hybrid Audi R18s stormed off into the distance, both Toyotas collided with traffic resulting in abrupt ends to their challenge.

In the other classes, attrition and luck seemed to the biggest factors behind the GTE category outcomes. The AF Corse Ferrari 458 was the last of many cars to lead the race in GTE but it’s the last car to lead the race is the most important. While Corvette couldn’t keep it together in GTE Pro, the Larbre Competition operated Corvette C6 was able to pick up the win in GTE Am. In LMP2, the rookie entrant Starworks Motorsport backed up their in their maiden 12 Hours of Sebring with a class win in Le Mans. Continue reading

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