Breaking News: Toyota 1-2 at BAPCO 8 Hours of Bahrain

Headlines from the BAPCO 8 Hours of Bahrain......

Breaking News: Buemi/Hartley/Hirakawa Take 2022 WEC Hypercar  Title; Calado and Pier Guidi and Ferrari Clinch Dramatic GTE Crowns

No.7 Toyota Wins in Bahrain; No.52 AF Corse Ferrari Win Race in LMGTE Pro

·      Da Costa/Gonzalez and Stevens clinch LMP2 crown

·      TF Sport’s Keating and Sorensen seal LMGTE Am title

·      AF Corse take LMP2 Pro/Am honours

Hypercar –  Winner: No.7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid

·       Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose-Maria Lopez win BAPCO 8 Hours of Bahrain

·       Trio take their second win of the season following a faultless display ahead of No.8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid of Sebastien Buemi, Ryo Hirakawa and Brendon Hartley, who become 2022 WEC Hypercar champions

·       Trio finish ahead of direct rivals Alpine ELF Team with Nicolas Lapierre, Matthieu Vaxiviere and Andre Negrao finishing third in Bahrain

·       Peugeot TotalEnergies endure tough race as No.94 Peugeot 9X8 finishes a delayed fourth, while No.93 retires with a transmission problem

LMGTE Pro – Winner: No.52 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo

·       Huge drama in LMGTE Pro in penultimate hour as long-time race leaders James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi fall back from second place with a suspected gearbox issue

·       This threatened to open up a sensational title tilt for Porsche GT Team who looked to be out of contention as the race wore on

·       However, Calado and Pier Guidi nurse No.51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo to the chequered flag in fifth place to successfully defend their LMGTE Pro championship

·       The LMGTE Pro class is won at Bahrain by Miguel Molina and Antonio Fuoco who were allowed through by Calado in the fifth hour

·       Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy place second after spirited run, capitalising on some full course yellow fortune early in race

·       No.91 Porsche 911 RSR-19 of Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni looked set for  third place but relinquishes position to teammates Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen in No.92 Porsche 911 RSR-19 after taking late fuel splash on final tour

LMP2 – Winner: No.31 Team WRT Oreca-Gibson

·       WRT take second successive WEC win as Robin Frijns/Rene Rast and Sean Gelael take conclusive victory

·       Title glory goes to Will Stevens/Antonio Felix da Costa/Roberto Gonzalez as they take third place in Bahrain

·       United Autosports USA place second as No.23 car of Oliver Jarvis/Alex Lynn and Joshua Pierson heads Prema Orlen Team that places fourth after late fuel splash stop

·       Pro/Am leaders win and 2022 crown goes to Francois Perrodo, Nicklas Nielsen and Alessio Rovera.

LMGTE Am – Winner: No.46 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR-19 

·       No.46 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR of Matteo Cairoli/Nicolas Leutwiler and Mikkel Pedersen take first win of season in LMGTE Am

·       No.56 Porsche of Ben Barnicoat/Gunnar Jeanette and WEC debutant PJ Hyett makes it a 1-2 for Team Project 1

·       Iron Dames take third place after another stellar event for Rahel Frey/Michelle Gatting and Sarah Bovy

·       TF Sport celebrate LMGTE Am title with solid run to fourth position for Ben Keating/Henrique Chaves and Marco Sorensen

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