Bright doublet of Toyota in the 6 Hours of Spa


The 6 Hours of Spa have been developed in the past years in
the best training camp of the face of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, so that
it is not free to say that Toyota has presented its candidacy to the
triumph in La Sarthe, in the quote queen of the WEC. However, Toyota has got a great doublet of the
hand of the triumph of the TS050 Hybrid #8 of Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davison and
Kazuki Nakajima
. In second position has crossed the goal the Toyota #7 of Mike
Conway and Kamui Kobayashi, all time ‘Pechito’ Lopez has lost the race
due to an injury.

The Porsche #2 from Bernhard, Bamber and Hartley has completed the
podium in Spa
, although the German firm has not had great options of fight
for the victory in no time. In the end, the dance of kits aerodynamic
among the five LMP1 hybrid and its own circumstances
of the race have marked a big difference. For his part, the G-Drive #26 has been added
the victory in LMP2
after passing in their direct duel to the Rebellion #31. In key
GTE, Ferrari has achieved the double in LMGTE-Pro, while the Aston
Martin #98 has conquered in the class LMGTE-Am.


LMP1: Toyota imposes its law

To contest the 6 Hours of Spa as a laboratory for Le Mans
it has consequences and in the case of Toyota’s three different strategies. With aerodynamic configurations different, the Toyota TS050 Hybrid #9
attempted exercise of a hare without success
. The last stop is Nicolas
Lapierre in the output discarded input of the fight for the podium. Without
count with the third prototype, Toyota made use of his strategy to go out with
used tyres start to place Toyota #7 and #8 in the head after the
the first hour of the race
. By then, the Porsche #2 already conceded 16 seconds
with respect to the prototypical leader.

The 919 Hybrid #1 of Lotterer, Jani and Tandy did not enforce its
to bring the voice singer and was not long in yielding to the thrust of Toyota. With
all, the two periods of ‘Full Course Yellow’ caused by the Porsche #86
the class LMGTE-Am, and for the Oreca #37 were the tipping point. Mike Conway had just
bumping with a folded
, error was to put the Toyota #8 in the path of the
victoria. However, that mishap did not prevent the doublet from Toyota, since Brendon
Hartley struck at the Alpine #36 of Romain Dumas
. Kobayashi did with the
second position before the stop of the Porsche #2 to change the nose.

The near misses of rain during the last hour of the race and the
stop to get fuel you had to do, the four LMP1 by the
duration of the stint did not change the final result. The Toyota #8 of Buemi,
Davison and Nakajima crossed the finish line as the winner
with two seconds of advantage over the Toyota
#7, Conway, and Kobayashi, although the japanese were given a taste of ‘achuchar’
companion to the end. The Porsche #2 and #1 managed to finish in the same
turn of the leader, while the Toyota #9 ended in two rounds.
ByKolles met its minimum goal and was sixth


LMP2: In key Russian

The class LMP2 has been a constant battle between the Oreca
#26 G-Drive and the Oreca #31 Rebellion Racing
. From the start, the riders
both teams managed to make a difference and left out of the fight
the Oreca of Jackie Chan and Manor, in an hour and after a single step by
boxes already signed over half a minute in respect to the leaders. At times, Oreca #28
TDS Racing and the #38 of Jackie Chan got to meddle in the batall
although it reached the ecuador of the race, G-Drive, and Rebellion, were alone
in the fight for victory.

in the end, the factor Alex Lynn decantaba the fight in favor of the Oreca #26 G-Drive, while the Rebellion #31 saved the second position thanks to the good work of Bruno Senna, while the Oreca 07-Gibson’s painted with the colors of Michel Valliant accused electrical problems that made him lose pace. Taking advantage of the problems of Alpine, included touch with the Porsche #2, Oreca #38 Tung, Jarvis and Laurent got the third place to the team of Jackie Chang. For its part, the Ligier #34 of Tockwith Motorsport could not see a goal after a difficult weekend.


LMGTE-Pro: Doublet of Ferrari

The Ferrari #71 of Sam Bird and Davide Rigon has signed the
victory in LMGTE-Pro
after starring in a battle without quarter, not only
against the Ford GT, but against the other Ferrari of AF Corse piloted by James
Draft and Alessandro Pier Guidi. With a pace very superior to the rest, the four-GTE
have left some of the maneuvers that are more suited
of the whole race. More
beyond the fantastic overtaking of James Calado to the two Ford GT in Them
Combes, the Ford GT #67 was the first fallen into this fight after suffering problems

In numerical superiority, and with Pier Guidi in advance of the
Ford GT #66 in full Eau Rouge, all seemed to portend a comfortable victory for
Ferrari, but what is certain is that the pilots of the brand from Maranello will not budge and
even came to play
. All in all, the pace of the Ferrari 488 GTE showed
upper and little by little he was decanting the fight in favor of the italians.
Ferrari #71 of Calado and Rigon crossed the finish line as the winner ahead of the
Ferrari #51 and the Ford #66
. Sample of the domain of the two brands, the Ford
GT #67 he finished fourth after a great comeback from the back of the pack.


LMGTE-Am: Aston Martin does not fail

Compared with the controversial final lived at Silverstone, the
GTE-Am has been resolved on this occasion in a way more civilized. Not
however, the Aston Martin #98 of Dalla Lana, Lamy and Lauda have dominated of
beginning to end
to achieve the victory that escaped them in the last
return the first calendar appointment. In fact, the AWG of the signature
british has had an advantage of almost constant half a minute on the
Porsche #77 Proton Racing
, piloted by Ried, Cairoli and Dienst. Third party for
your part has been the Ferrari #61, Clearwater Racing.

For his part, the Ferrari #54 Miguel Molina has finished
in fourth position
. The GTE from the Spirit of the Race has had several problems during
the race that have prevented Molina, Castellacci and Flohr maintain the pace of
the car head, in spite of shooting in the first third of the 6 Hours of
Spa in position of podium. All in all, Molina has returned to leave flashes of a
great speed, sensations, that you must confirm in the 24 Hours of Le Mans
where will make the leap to LMGTE-Pro
to get in the Ferrari #71, winner at Spa.