Gut-Wrenching Toyota Le Mans Loss May Have Been Due To A Turbo Failure

June 20, 2016 - photo frame

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Everyone was prepared to acquire Toyota as usually a second Japanese manufacturer ever to win a 24 Hours of Le Mans when a worst probable outcome happened: a automatic disaster forced a No. 5 to stop on a final lap. One group insider believes it might have had a turbo failure, per Daily Sportscar.

Something, that a group confirms is still underneath investigation, unsuccessful on a then-leading No. 5 Toyota TS050 during a second Mulsanne chicane. The disaster eventually slowed a automobile to a hindrance only after a finish line, when it would have been starting a final lap.

The automobile was excellent on fuel and motorist Kazuki Nakajima was not educated to change anything in sequence to get prepared for a print finish, group sources told Daily Sportscar. However, a announcement overheard a extraordinary speculation from someone on a team:


The best gash we have over a base means came in a acknowledgement overheard from a group insider post-race that resolutely placed a turbo disaster in a frame.

Fortunately, Toyota Gazoo Racing’s post-race press release confirms that their review into what happened is partial of their preparations for subsequent year’s race:

The group will investigate a means of a problem as partial of a preparations for a 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours, that start immediately.

It’s good to see that this comfortless detriment won’t keep them from perplexing again subsequent year. To be so tighten to a feat with an plenty lead forward of a subsequent car, remove it during a final moment, and go unclassified on a technicality in a manners is a complete worst.


We can’t wait to see what a pluckiest group in continuation racing brings then.

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