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Toyota fails handing Porsche shock win at LeMans

Japanese embarrassed with victory in grasp
Sunday, June 19, 2016

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The winning No. 2 Porsche takes the checkered flag

The No. 5 Toyota Hybrid lost a race long battle with the No. 2 Porsche in the 84th 24 Hours of LeMans when the  leading Toyota came to a stop in front of the pits with 3 minutes left to run.

The No. 5 Toyota has been listed as DNF. This is because it didn't complete the final lap fast enough. The rules state you must complete the final lap of the race in under six minutes to be classified.

Therefore, the No. 6 Toyota finished 2nd 3 laps down but still running.

For Porsche it was its 18th overall Le Mans victory at the famous 24-Hours of Le Mans. Drivers Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (GER) brought home the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid in first place.

At the start of the final hour of the race, the Toyota TS 050 No. 5 with Kazuki Nakajima at the wheel had twenty seconds lead over the Porsche 919 Hybrid # 2 of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Mark Lieb. The last pit stop was controlled easily by both teams. Porsche has returned the No. 2 373rd lap, for refueling only.

The 374th lap, the leading No. 5 Toyota pitted for fuel but no change of tires.

The bombshell came as the Toyota TS 050 was preparing to start a final victory lap. But Kazuki Nakajima was slow, then stopped before the line! Neel Jani in the 919 Hybrid 2, drove the last lap and victory to Porsche at the wire.

"First of all thank you to all the team members; we did everything right," said Nakajima after the race.

"The car was great to drive. It was tough to have Porsche No. 2 only 30 seconds behind me towards the end but we had the pace and we managed it very well.
"It was only two laps missing and it’s a pity we didn’t get the trophy; the team deserved to win.

"When I was doing my last lap to the checkered flag, all the marshals and fans were really kind to me and that was very emotional.

"I want to say thank you for that. Let’s come back stronger and grab that trophy."

Stephane Sarrazin, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi, after leading the race early on, came through to finish second but behind the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid that inherited the win from the struggling No. 5 Toyota.

"I have mixed feelings," admitted Conway. "Second is OK but we are all gutted for car No. 5. They drove a great race and were controlling it.
"You could see how upset everyone was; I really feel for them."

"I am incredibly proud of our team effort, not just today but since Le Mans last year," added team president Toshio Sato.

"The way we have responded to the pain of our 2015 disappointment, by developing an all-new chassis and powertrain in a short timeframe, has been impressive and the performance of the TS050 Hybrid was strong.

"We worked as one team and took part in an amazing Le Mans 24 Hours. Congratulations to Porsche on its victory.

"I have no words to describe our emotions today. It is simply heartbreaking but we will return stronger and more determined to win."

In LMP2, victory for Alpine! Since the 10th hour of the race, the Alpine A460 Nissan Motor Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre and Stephane Richelmi led. A great success for the French brand which launched its commercial return, and is involved in endurance for several seasons.

Fifty years after its historic overall victory, Ford has returned to the top step of the podium in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, taking the third tier class GTE-Pro win with the No. 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT. Not an overall win by any stretch of the imagination, but still something to celebrate. It's the best Americans can do these days - a country made mediocre by socialism.

The team of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais took the Ford to the line after battling with Risi Competizione for most of the race.

Defending World Champions Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard were knocked out of contention in the 9th hour when the No. 1 LMP1 Porsche replaced its water pump after battling temperature issues.

The car finished 13th overall and fifth in class, benefiting by attrition from all three of the LMP1 privateer entries.

The No. 12 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R-One AER of Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld and Nelson Piquet Jr. claimed privateer honors, finishing 29th overall.

It came after battling an early race misfire, electronics issues, as well as two clutch changes over the course of the race.

Rebellion's No. 13 entry, which claimed overall podium finishes in the opening two WEC races, ran as high as 5th before stopping on track in the 14th hour with issues.

It was classified second, with the No. 4 ByKolles Racing CLM P1/01 AER the only LMP1 retirement after suffering a fire on Sunday morning.

Surprise winners celebrate
Surprise winners celebrate

Drivers Porsche 919 Hybrid car number 2:
Romain Dumas (35, France):
(15 races: overall victory 2010, 3rd place overall 2007, 5th place overall 2015, class victory GTE 2013)
"For sure we feel sorry for Toyota. It was a great race. But of course if you get the chance to win Le Mans, you won’t say no thank you. It’s impossible to realize right now what just happened. This year, the lap times were a bit slower due to the regulation changes."

Neel Jani (32, Switzerland):
(7 races: qualifying record lap and 5th place overall 2015)
"I feel heartbroken for the Toyota drivers. I think every racing driver knows how this feels like. I still have no words to describe winning the 24 hours of Le Mans. This is really surreal. Still we drove a very good race with very few mistakes and pushed the car to the maximum. This win is really, really special."

Marc Lieb (35, Germany):
(10 races: 5th place overall 2015, class victories GTE 2013, GT2 2010, GT 2005)
"It was not at all an easy race with regards to traffic and slow zones. The last quadruple stint I did was really on the edge. Even the first three stints were quite difficult with overtaking in the traffic and taking risks. In the last one I then also had to save fuel, and especially the front tires that began to lose performance. I gave everything I had – and now I think I have to digest what all has happened today."

LM P1 Top-3

1 - Team Porsche (Porsche 919 Hybrid 2) Romain Dumas - Marc Lieb - Neel Jani
2 - Toyota Gazoo Racing (Toyota TS050 Hybrid 6) Mike Conway - Kamui Kobayashi - Stephane Sarrazin
3 - R 18 Audi Team Joest (Audi R 18 Team Joest no. 8) Lucas Di Grassi - Loic Duval - Olivier Jarvis

LM P2 Top 3

1 - Signatech Alpine (Alpine A460-Nissan # 36) Gustavo Menezes - Nicolas Lapierre - Stéphane Richelmi
2 - G-Drive Racing (Oreca 05-Nissan # 26) Roman Rusinov - Will Stevens - Rene Rast
3 - SMP Racing (BR Engineering BR01-Nissan # 37) Vitaly Petrov - Viktor Shaitar - Kirill Ladygin

LM GTE Pro Top 3

1 - Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA (Ford GT # 68) Joey Hand - Dirk Muller - Sebastien Bourdais
2 - Risi Competizione (Ferrari 488 GTE 82) Giancarlo Fisichella - Toni Vilander - Matteo Malucelli
3 - Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA (Ford GT # 69) Ryan Briscoe - Richard Westbrook - Scott Dixon

LM GTE Am Top 3

1 - Scuderia Corsa (Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 No. 62) Bill Sweedler - Townsend Bell - Jeff Segal
2 - AF Corse (Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 # 83) François Perrodo - Emmanuel Collard - Rui
3 - Aguas Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing (Porsche 911 RSR No. 88) Khaled Al Qubaisi - Patrick Long - David

A total of 263,500 spectators came to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans, third round in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest was delighted to have attracted as large a crowd as last year despite last-minute changes to logistics due to the inclement weather.

Hour 24 Standings

Pos No. State Cat Team Driver at Finish Car Laps Gap Pits
1 2 Run P1 Porsche Team JANI Neel Porsche 919 Hybrid 384 +0.000s 30
2 6 Run P1 Toyota Gazoo Racing SARRAZIN Stephane Toyota TS050 - Hybrid 381 3 Laps 28
3 8 Run P1 Audi Sport Team Joest DI GRASSI Lucas Audi R18 372 12 Laps 29
4 7 Run P1 Audi Sport Team Joest FÄSSLER Marcel Audi R18 367 17 Laps 31
5 36 Run P2 Signatech Alpine LAPIERRE Nicolas Alpine A460 - Nissan 357 27 Laps 33
6 26 Run P2 G-Drive Racing RUSINOV Roman Oreca 05 - Nissan 357 2:40.640 35
7 37 Run P2 SMP Racing PETROV Vitaly BR01 - Nissan 353 31 Laps 32
8 42 Run P2 Strakka Racing WATTS Danny Gibson 015S - Nissan 351 33 Laps 33
9 33 Run P2 EURASIA MOTORSPORT JUNJIN Pu Oreca 05 - Nissan 348 36 Laps 33
10 41 Run P2 Greaves Motorsport CANAL Julien LIGIER JS P2 - Nissan 348 52.618 33
11 27 Run P2 SMP Racing MINASSIAN Nicolas BR01 - Nissan 347 37 Laps 36
12 23 Run P2 Panis Barthez Competition CHATIN Paul Loup LIGIER JS P2 - Nissan 347 1:50.325 33
13 1 Run P1 Porsche Team BERNHARD Timo Porsche 919 Hybrid 346 38 Laps 28
14 49 Run P2 MICHAEL SHANK RACING VANTHOOR Laurens LIGIER JS P2 - HONDA 345 39 Laps 32
15 43 Run P2 RGR Sport by Morand SENNA Bruno LIGIER JS P2 - Nissan 344 40 Laps 32
16 30 Run P2 Extreme Speed Motorsports BROWN Ed LIGIER JS P2 - Nissan 341 43 Laps 30
17 25 Run P2 Algarve Pro Racing PIZZITOLA Andrea LIGIER JS P2 - Nissan 341 9.817 34
18 68 Run Pro FORD CHIP GANASSI TEAM USA MÜLLER Dirk Ford GT 340 44 Laps 26
19 82 Run Pro RISI COMPETIZIONE FISICHELLA Giancarlo Ferrari 488 GTE 340 1:00.200 24
20 69 Run Pro FORD CHIP GANASSI TEAM USA DIXON Scott Ford GT 340 1:24.794 24
21 66 Run Pro Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK MÜCKE Stefan Ford GT 339 45 Laps 25
22 40 Run P2 Krohn Racing KROHN Tracy LIGIER JS P2 - Nissan 338 46 Laps 32
23 95 Run Pro Aston Martin Racing SØRENSEN Marco Aston Martin VANTAGE 338 1:43.107 24
24 97 Run Pro Aston Martin Racing ADAM Jonathan Aston Martin VANTAGE 337 47 Laps 25
25 63 Run Pro Corvette Racing - GM TAYLOR Ricky Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 336 48 Laps 24
26 62 Run Am Scuderia Corsa SEGAL Jeffrey Ferrari 458 Italia 331 53 Laps 25
27 83 Run Am AF Corse COLLARD Emmanuel Ferrari F458 Italia 331 2:54.897 24
28 88 Run Am Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing HEINEMEIER HANSSON David Porsche 911 RSR 330 54 Laps 23
29 12 Run P1 Rebellion Racing PIQUET JR Nelson Rebellion R-One - AER 330 27.381 35
30 61 Run Am Clearwater Racing MOK Weng Sun Ferrari 458 Italia 329 55 Laps 24
31 77 Run Pro Dempsey - Proton Racing ENG Philipp Porsche 911 RSR (2016) 329 1:01.994 25
32 22 Run P2 SO24 ! BY LOMBARD RACING MARIS Erik LIGIER JS P2 - Judd 328 56 Laps 32
33 86 Run Am Gulf Racing BARKER Ben Porsche 911 RSR 328 2:06.472 25
34 48 Run P2 Murphy Prototypes KEATING Ben Oreca 03R - Nissan 323 61 Laps 32
35 60 Run Am Formula Racing LAURSEN Johnny Ferrari 458 Italia 319 65 Laps 27
36 99 Run Am Aston Martin Racing HOWARD Andrew Aston Martin V8 Vantage 318 66 Laps 24
37 50 Run Am Larbre Competition RAGUES Pierre Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 316 68 Laps 28
38 84 Run CDNT SRT41 By OAK Racing SAUSSET Frederic Morgan LMP2 - NISSAN 315 69 Laps 30
39 57 Run Am Team AAI BRYANT Oliver Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 306 78 Laps 23
40 67 Run Pro Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK TINCKNELL Harry Ford GT 306 2:48.753 26
41 78 Run Am KCMG HENZLER Wolf Porsche 911 RSR 300 84 Laps 23
42 31 Run P2 Extreme Speed Motorsports DERANI Luis Felipe LIGIER JS P2 - Nissan 297 87 Laps 31
43 34 Run P2 RACE PERFORMANCE LEUTWILER Nicolas Oreca 03R - Judd 297 14.774 33
44 55 Run Am AF Corse CAMERON Duncan Ferrari 458 Italia 289 95 Laps 27
45 5 Run P1 Toyota Gazoo Racing NAKAJIMA Kazuki Toyota TS050 - Hybrid 384 0.000 28
46 28 Run P2 Pegasus Racing TAITTINGER Ines Morgan - Nissan 292 92 Laps 33
47 98 Run Am Aston Martin Racing LAUDA Mathias Aston Martin V8 Vantage 281 103 Laps 26
48 38 Pit P2 G-Drive Racing DOLAN Simon Gibson Gibson 015S - Nissan 222 162 Laps 21
49 13 Run P1 Rebellion Racing TUSCHER Matheo Rebellion R-One - AER 200 184 Laps 20
50 44 Ret P2 Manor RAO Matthew Oreca 05 - Nissan 283 101 Laps 27
51 46 Ret P2 Thiriet By Tds Racing THIRIET Pierre Oreca 05 - Nissan 241 143 Laps 23
52 35 Ret P2 Baxi DC Racing Alpine PANCIATICI Nelson Alpine A460 - Nissan 234 150 Laps 22
53 64 Ret Pro Corvette Racing - GM MILNER Tommy Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 219 165 Laps 16
54 4 Ret P1 Bykolles Racing Team TRUMMER Simon CLM P1/01 - AER 206 178 Laps 24
55 51 Ret Pro AF Corse PIER GUIDI Alessandro Ferrari 488 GTE 179 205 Laps 15
56 71 Ret Pro AF Corse RIGON Davide Ferrari 488 GTE 143 241 Laps 10
57 92 Ret Pro Porsche Motorsport BERGMEISTER Jörg Porsche 911 RSR (2016) 140 244 Laps 12
58 91 Ret Pro Porsche Motorsport ESTRE Kevin Porsche 911 RSR (2016) 135 249 Laps 10
59 47 Ret P2 KCMG BRADLEY Richard Oreca 05 - Nissan 116 268 Laps 11
60 89 Ret Am Proton Competition MILLER Marc Porsche 911 RSR 50 334 Laps 4

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