The 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was an ode to the unpredictable. No one could imagine that Toyota would be out of the game before getting to the ecuador of the race despite having three TS050 Hybrid on the track and Porsche had to paddle against the current to get his nineteenth victory against a LMP2 fast and reliable. Jean Todt was not lost on the enormous spectacle seen in The Sarthe and wanted to emphasize the importance of see as the Oreca 07-Gibson, Jackie Chan, DC Racing finished on the podium all of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Jean Todt insisted after seeing the quote queen of the WEC in that , the problems of the LMP1 at Le Mans is not demeaned the show, since the LMP2 showed a high level and be a success: “These 24 Hours of Le Mans demonstrate once again that the races are unpredictable, and that is good. Very often people complain if there is a team dominating because they know the result. Nobody here expected this kind of end. I Think it’s great to have two LMP2 podium in Le Mans, have teams and drivers that have never heard of the podium. It has been an exciting comeback of Porsche, great career”.
The presence of the two Oreca 07-Gibson’s team of Jackie Chan on the podium of Le Mans following the exclusion of the Rebellion #13 come to certify the big bet that made the FIA and the ACO for the new generation of LMP2, a category that only has the presence of four manufacturers, but that has proven to be a success. In times in which the number of LMP1 hybrids is reduced and the output of a manufacturer may disrupt the class queen, and in which the DPi can be an option, to have the LMP2 as a trump card alternative it is vital for the FIA.