Porsche wins in Le Mans – 5,233 kilometres on the limit

After a dramatic finish Porsche has taken its 18th overall victory. Facts from the 24 Hours of the Le Mans.

The 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will always be remembered for its dra-matic finish on June 19th 2016. Porsche took its 18th overall victory when the leading Toyota retired on the final lap. The pace at the front in the duel with the Japanese manufacturer and the many lead changes pushed everyone to the limit and beyond. Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, witnessed it from the team’s garage: “What hap-pened in Le Mans is almost incomprehensible. From the first to the last lap this race was competition on the ultimate level in terms of sport and technology – and it was thrilling as well. The race asked the utmost from our cars, our drivers and the team. We always were either in the lead or in striking distance of Toyota. We were fighting until the end and never gave up. This spirit was rewarded in the end. We have the greatest respect for Toyota.” 

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