Toyota wins 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Toyota has claimed its fifth Le Mans win at the recently held 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.

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  • Which Toyota car won the 2022 Le Mans?

    The #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing GR101 Hybrid Hypercar piloted by the trio of Sébastien Buemi, Ryo Hirakawa, and Brendon Hartley won the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • Which car came second?

    Second place went to another Toyota, the #7 driven by José María López, Mike Conway, and Kamui Kobayashi -- despite an issue with the front hybrid system.
  • Flying the banner was the trio of Sébastien Buemi, Ryo Hirakawa, and Brendon Hartley in the Number “8” Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR101 Hybrid Hypercar. The win gave Buemi his fourth victory at Circuit de la Sarthe, third for Hartley, and first for Hirakawa.

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    The Number “7” sister Toyota race car was shared by drivers José María López, Mike Conway, and Kamui Kobayashi. Despite an issue with the front hybrid system the Number “7” car still finished second.

    As a result, Toyota did not only win its fifth Le Mans victory but also its third one-two finish in the said race.

    Other teams vying for victory were Glickenhaus Racing who secured a three-four finish with the Number “709” and Number “708” Glickenhaus 007LMH. The former, driven by Ryan Briscoe, Franck Mailleux, and Richard Westbrook finished third, while the latter piloted by Pipo Derani, Olivier Pla, and Romain Dumas took the fourth flag.

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    Trailing behind was Alpine ELF Team who took fifth place.

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    In the Le Mans LMGTE Pro Class, the Number “91” Porsche GT Team 911 RSR-19 proved to be the dominant car. Driven by Frederic Makowiecki, Gianmaria Bruni, and Richard Lietz, Porsche’s entry took its maiden LMGTE Pro win.

    Trailing behind was the Number “51” AF Corse Ferrari commandeered James Calado, Daniel Serra, and Alessandro Pier Guidi.

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    The Le Mans LMP2 Category, on the other hand, saw victories from Jota Sport thanks to its drivers Antonio Felix da Costa, Roberto Gonzalez, and Will Stevens who dominated the class from the early stage in flawless performance.

    Photos from FIA

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