24 Hours of Le Mans 2021 - Toyota #7 triumph with Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez victorious
Mike Conway gave the verdict on Sunday morning: "So far so good on our side but there's still a long way to go." That came with Toyota #7 in the lead at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, even in spite of a hairy moment when Kamui Kobayashi slid off, and the team proceeded to hold on to eventually clinch a quite brilliant victory on Sunday afternoon.
'What a moment!' - Toyota #7's Kobayashi, Conway and Lopez are victorious
Despite a scary moment when Kamui Kobayashi slid off the track, the Toyota #7 team secured a stunning win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday afternoon.
For the Toyota trio of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez, it was a very emotional and memorable triumph at the famous and iconic race.
The #8 had initially led the way before its stablemate #7 slowly began to stretch a lead over the rest of the pack. The eventual victory was a redemption of sorts after many near misses at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
In the LMP2, Team WRT suffered a crazy turn of luck on the final lap. The team secured victory on its debut with one entry, but the #41 car of Robert Kubica, Louis Deletraz and Ye Yifei stopped in shocking fashion at the death.
'That's horrific!' - Team WRT suffer nightmare on final lap at Le Mans
Despite having spent almost 19 hours right up in the running, it could not quite complete what would have been a memorable one-two for the Belgian outfit.
In the GTE Pro, the #51 car driven by James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi and Come Ledogar secured a fine win, while in the GTE Am class, the AF Corse Ferrari trio of Francois Perrodo, Alessio Rovera and Niklas Nielsen took top spot.
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