The Argentine José María ‘Pechito’ López was part of the shortlist of drivers of the Toyota Hybrid car that won the 6 Hours of Monza, within the framework of the Hypercar division of the World Endurance Championship (WEC).
The 40-year-old pilot from Córdoba manned the unit of the Japanese brand, together with the British Mike Conway and the Japanese Kamui Kobayashi. The route of the 200 laps was completed in a net time of 6 hours. 00m. 31s. 922/1000. The native of Río Tercero got on the machine in second place and completed 70 laps.
The Conway-López-Kobayashi trinomial led by 16 seconds over the team made up of the Italian Antonio Fuoco, the Spanish Miguel Molina and the Danish Nicklas Nielsen, who sat aboard a Ferrari 499.
The third position corresponded to the team made up of the Danish Mikkel Jensen, the British Paul Di Resta and the Frenchman Jean Eric Vergné (Peugeot 918), who finished one minute and 18 seconds behind ‘Pechito’ López and his teammates. Fourth place went to the other Toyota Hybrid, the one driven by the Swiss Sebastien Buemi, the New Zealander Brendon Hartley and the Japanese Ryo Hyrakawa, with one less turn.
Meanwhile, Esteban Guerrieri (Vanwall) from Buenos Aires, accompanied by Frenchman Tristan Vaultier and Portuguese Joao Oliveira, finished in twentieth place, with nine fewer laps.
The next competition of the tournament will take place on September 8, with the 6 Hours of Fuji, in Japan.