Samples 2016 Le Mans Special Edition - Page 144

COMPLETELY CRUEL It was like a scene out of a movie at the 24 Hours of Le Mans: at seven minutes from the finish, the #5 Toyota was going into its next-to-last lap with a comfortable lead of 1:14 on the #2 Porsche. And then, the impossible happened when the lead car stopped on the finish line going into its final lap. “We’ve dreamed about winning this race,” said Hugues de Chaunac after the race, the team manager of the French team Oreca associated with Toyota since 2012. “We also had a nightmare, breaking down an hour from the finish. But not in the last lap. It’s completely cruel. It hasn’t sunk in yet. We were right