Porsche took a commanding victory in Sunday’s Six Hours of Mexico, in another 1-2 finish for the German manufacturer, which ultimately moves them well clear of Toyota in the standing’s.
The Porsche Team undertook a dominate performance throughout Six Hours of Mexico race, which saw the #1 and #2 cars beating both of the Toyota’s. This has seen the #2 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber take their third win of the season.
Earl Bamber said “The car was fantastic. Three in a row is pretty exciting. We got to keep hunting” as he exited the car.
Throughout the race, Porsche had the lap pace of the Toyota’s, which only got bigger as the race progressed. Even when the rain fell in the final 30 minutes, the Porsche has a big enough lead to coast the cars home.
The #8 Toyota rounded out the podium, in the hands of Sebastien Buemi and Kamui Kobayashi, which went a lap down just three hours and 20 minutes into the race.
In LMP2 it was a hectic affair, which in the end saw #31 Vaillante Rebellion Oreca O7 of Julien Canal, Nicolas Prost and Bruno Senna take the chequered flag some 25+ seconds ahead of the #36 Signatech Alpine driven by Nicolas Lapierre, Gustavo Menezes and André Negrão.
The GTE Pro was a nose to tail battle through the Six Hours of Mexico, which in the end was won by the #95 Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage of Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen, which saw the Danish pair take their first victory of the 2017 WEC season after a indigestible battle with the #71 Ferrari 458 GTE of Sam Bird and Davide Rigon which crossed the line first but had 10 second penalty added to its time for a speeding under a full course yellow caution period.
The GTE Am class was won by the Porsche 911 RSR run by Dempsey-Proton shared by Christian Ried, Marvin Dienst and Matteo Cairoli, who finished a lap ahead of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE driven by Pedro Lamy, Mathias Lauda and Paul Dalla Lana.
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