Toyota takes Hypercar 1-2 in front of record crowd at WEC Spa race
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Toyota takes Hypercar 1-2 in front of record crowd at WEC Spa race

Toyota Gazoo Racing has taken a 1-2 victory at today’s TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, round three of the FIA WEC, in front of a record crowd for a WEC race at the Belgian circuit.

It is Toyota’s 42nd WEC win and the second consecutive win in Spa for the No. 7 crew driven by Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi.

The trio led home the sister No. 8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid Hypercar (Brendon Hartley/Sebastien Buemi and Ryo Hirakawa) with the Japanese manufacturer now leading the Hypercar manufacturer standings by 33 points over Ferrari after three races.

The final podium position went to the No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 499P driven by James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi and Antonio Giovinazzi – with a flying Calado surging on the final lap to move ahead of the No. 5 Porsche Penske 963.

Taking fifth place and making it four different manufacturers in the top five was the No. 2 Cadillac Racing V.Series.R driven by Alex Lynn, Earl Bamber and Richard Westbrook. 

Hertz Team JOTA made an impressive debut finishing sixth place in the Porsche 963 Hypercar with Antonio Felix da Costa, Will Stevens and Yifei Ye at the wheel. Glickenhaus Racing’s trio of Olivier Pla, Romain Dumas and Franck Mailleux take more points placing seventh in the headline Hypercar class.

Peugeot TotalEnergies finished eighth and ninth respectively with the No.93 9X8 driven by Mikkel Jensen, Jean-Eric Vergne and Paul di Resta finishing ahead of the sister No.94 9X8 belonging to Gustavo Menezes, Loic Duval and Nico Mueller. 

The next round of the FIA WEC is the centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 10-11 June.