24 hours of Le Mans 2016 has been one of those editions that will be remembered with the passage of time. Toyota was still the leader in the race and their cars had been many hours in good positions. The TS050 Hybrid number 5, driven by Anthony Davidson, Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi came in a comfortable first position and everything pointed to that would be done with the triumph. However, the target was that lost power four minutes the end and that was advance.
In this way, the Porsche 919 Hybrid of Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas and Neel Jani got the victory ‘in extremis’ in the category LMP1 at The Sarthe. Toyota, cruelly, had to settle with seeing your car number 6 in the second position thanks to the work of Mike Conway, Stéphane Sarrazin and Kamui Kobayashi. The Audi R18 numbers 8 and 7, who spent a career filled with setbacks and problems, finally got done with the third and fourth position respectively.
In the LMP2 victory went to the team Signatech Alpine 460 Nicolas Lapierre and Le Mans rookie Gustavo Menezes and Stephane Richelmi. It remained in front of the Oreca 05 team G-Drive Racing formed by Romain Rusinov, Will Stevens and René Rast; and br 01 airborne light team SMP Racing. To highlight the performance of the Spanish Roberto Merhi, that he left it to his Oreca 05 in first position, but later on your team Manor had to leave for a track output.
In GTE-Pro, the protagonists were the Ford. The mark of the oval came back to beat at Le Mans 50 years after thanks to its Ford GT number 68 driven by Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Sebastien Bourdais. Was imposed ahead of the Ferrari 488 GTE of Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander and Matteo Malucelli. Closing the podium appeared another Ford GT, the number 69 with Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon. The two Ford remaining ended up in the fourth and ninth position. Another spaniard, Antonio Garcia, I got a seventh-place with his Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.