The Japanese manufacturer Toyota, which started on Saturday in pole position, dreams of winning a fifth consecutive victory in the Sarthe since 2018.
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The 90th edition of the most famous endurance race continues. After more than fifteen hours on the track, the drivers enter the second part of the competition, Sunday June 12. After winning the last four editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Toyota team, which set off with its two cars from the first two places on Saturday, dreams of achieving the pass of five. At 8 a.m. Sunday, the two racing cars were racing in the lead, engaging in a fratricidal battle. In the Hypercar category, their first pursuer – the #709 Glickenhaus – was several laps behind the #8 Toyota.
In the event of victory in the premier category (LMP1, now Hypercar) today at 4 p.m., the Japanese team could then join the top 5 of the most successful manufacturers in the history of the event. This success would also allow the Toyota Gazoo Racing team to get closer to Bentley and its six crowns.
It should be noted that this year, the vehicles run on a brand new 100% renewable fuel,Excellium Racing 100produced from waste from French wine-growing.