If things already happen in a normal car race, imagine in a six-hour race, on a circuit like Spa and with continuous downpours soaking the asphalt. The 6 Hours of Spa, second round of the Endurance World Championship, It was chaining one break after another, which generated constant chaos. When it wasn’t an accident, it was the abundant rain. To give you an idea, halfway through the race more time had been spent with a red flag or with the safety car that with a green flag. With everything, in the end the usual ones won: Toyota.

They did it with the ‘7’, that of Conway, Kobayashi and López, returning the Japanese to the top of the podium, something that Alpine forbade them in Sebring but, as happened in that opening round, the joy was not complete for Gazoo Racing either. Because your other car, the ‘8’, was left lying when Buemi was leading an hour and a half into the race. Thus, they could not escort their teammates on the podium, but Negrao, Lapierre and Vaxiviere did so with the Alpine with which they finished 27 seconds behind to continue leading among the Hypercars.

Third was the first of the LMP2s, the WRT of Gelael, Frijns and Rast. The Glickenhaus, the fourth Hypercar that remained to be named, could only be ninth behind several LMP2 after starting on pole. The tightest fight was between the GTE Pro, with the two Ferraris battling the Porsche 92 to the finish just two seconds apart. The winner was AF Corse de Calado and Pier Guidi, with Molina third. And in GTE Am, a Porsche did win, the one from Dempsey-Proton Racing. Le Mans awaits for the next WEC stop in June.

Results of the 6 Hours of Spa


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