Saturday, June 17, 2017

24 HEURES DU MANS | 13:31:00

The № 9 Toyota TS050 Hybrid has retired, the second of Toyota Gazoo Racing's three cars to retire in the space of half an hour. The № 1 Porsche leads; the № 2 Porsche is now second in class, some eighteen laps down; the sole remaining Toyota, the № 8, is thirty laps down, running near the back of the whole field.

The two P.2 Vaillante Rebellions, № 31 & № 13, are now running second & third overall, in addition to first & second in class, nine laps down from the overall leader. Until this year, Rebellion campaigned as a non-hybrid privater P.1 team, & never quite finished on the podium, with a best finish of fourth in class & overall. Now, in the lower P.2 category, they are running second & third overall, ahead of two of the three still-running P.1s.

The racing gods don't exist, there is only one God. But if the racing gods did exist, they would be very, very cruel.

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