Toyota has confirmed a straight 24-hour Le Mans win

Toyota won the home on Sunday 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans, the fifth year in a row that the Japanese automaker has won the French Audience Classic, though without a rival major automaker in each of those years.

Toyota once again competed with its GR010 Le Mans Hypercar in the Premier Hypercar class and easily finished one-two. Its only competition in the class was American Glykenhouse Racing, which competed with its own 007 LMH racer.

The overall winner was the number eight Toyota GR010 driven by Sebastian Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Rio Hirakawa. No. 2, just two minutes behind the second place. 7 Toyota GR010 powered by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez.

Toyota 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans

No. 3 has gone to the third place. 709 Glikenhouse 007 which finished five laps back and was powered by Ryan Briscoe, Frank Mailex and Richard Westbrook.

The two Toyotas were engaged in a close battle for most of the race, the race was reduced and the lead was changed several times as it flowed, traffic, slow terrain and track evolution all coming into effect. But in 256 Lopez won the race-leading no. 7 cars on the side of the track due to a problem with the front motor.

He then resets a system and is able to return to the pits, where further resets solve the problem and allow the car to run at normal racing speeds, even though the new leader was about one lap behind Hartley. 8 cars.

2022 24 hours Le Mans

2022 24 hours Le Mans

From next year, there will be more serious competition in the Hypercar class, as there will be several major automakers building their own LMH race cars as well as the new Le Mans Daytona hybrid race car. Acura, Alpine, Audi (probably), BMW, Cadillac and Porsche are all committed to LMDh, while Ferrari, Glickenhaus, Peugeot, Toyota and others are all committed to LMH. Lamborghini also announced in May that it would join the LMDh fold in 2024.

In the LMP2 class of the Le Mans race this past weekend, the victory went to No. 8 Jota’s 38 Oreca 07. The car, driven by Antonio Felix da Costa, Roberto Gonzalez and William Stevens, ranks fifth overall. No. I went to the second place. 9 Oreca 07 Prema Orlen team and has been No. 3. Jota’s 28 Oreca 07.

In the LM GTE Pro Class, Porsche has achieved top honors with its number. The 91 Porsche 911 RSR, driven by Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Litz and Frederic Makovic, is ranked 28th overall. No. 2 has gone to the second and third place. 51 and no. AF Corse’s 52 Ferrari 488 GTE Evos, respectively.

Porsche in Le Mans 2022 24 hours

Porsche in Le Mans 2022 24 hours

There was good competition between the Porsche and Team Corvette in the LM GTE Pro class, but the rival Corvette C8.R failed in both cases. There was a brake pressure problem for the first number. Although there was a car number 64, a bigger push came in the beginning. 63 The car suffered a suspension failure that required lengthy repairs.

And finally, in the LM GTE Am class, the win went to No. 34 overall. The 33 TF Sport is driven by Aston Martin Vantage GTE, Henrik Chavez, Ben Keating and Marco Sorensen. No. I went to the second place. The 911 RSR ranks third out of 79 Porsche in Weathertech Racing. 98 Northwest AMR’s Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

Toyota currently leads the Hypercar class in the manufacturers standings, while Andre Negaro, Nicholas Lapierre and Matthew Vaxiviar tops the leaderboards in the drivers standings. The next race on the calendar is July 10 at 6 p.m.

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