2017 Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota Smashes Lap Record

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In 2016, Toyota suffered heartbreak on the last lap of the 24 hours of Le Mans. Its #5 TS050 Hybrid racecar lost power under acceleration allowing the no. 2 Porsche 919 to overtake the stricken Toyota on what ended up as the last lap of the race.

However, Toyota is back at Le Mans once again and with three extremely quick cars, it is considered by many as the favourite for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans race this weekend. Former Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi stamped the Japanese race team's authority on the race when he slammed home a lap time of 3:14.791 to put his #7 Toyota on provisional pole.

DriveSpark Thinks!

Toyota has a brilliant chance of finally winning the world's most well-known endurance race and wiping away all the tears shed after the heartbreaking response last year. With the TS050 a few seconds faster than the closest Porsche, lets hope finally gets the monkey off its back as far as Le Mans is concerned.

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Story first published: Friday, June 16, 2017, 18:53 [IST]
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