The opening round of the 2014 World Endurance Championship may have been shortened due to heavy rain, but the race itself was nothing short of thrilling.
In the LMP1 category, Toyota Racing took a 1-2 victory ahead of the newly formed team, Porsche; former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber making his debut for the latter.
All three manufacturers (Toyota, Audi and Porsche) had a fantastic start to their races respectively. However, current world champions, Audi failed to finish due to both of their cars having similar crashes.
Though its sister managed a podium, the number 14 Porsche had no such luck despite starting on the front row. A bad pit stop saw its front left wheel come off on track, and though it was able to limp back to the pits, a hydraulic issue saw the car retire only a short while later.
The LMP2 car number 26 for G-Drive Racing won its respective category ahead of the No. 47 car of KCMG whilst in the LMGTE Pro and the LMGTE Am, the 911 Porsche’s and Aston Martin Vantage’s respectively, were able to mimic the Toyota’s in LMP1, and both take a solid 1-2 victory.
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