Samples 2016 Le Mans Special Edition - Page 145

2016 LE MANS SPECIAL EDITION there. This race is so hard to win. Porsche’s boss came to see us and admitted he didn’t deserve this victory.” So there it is. Le Mans always denies Toyota, despite its 44 unsucessful entries punctuated by five second place finishes (1992, 1994, 1999, 2013, 2016) with several victories lost in sight of the finish, like in 1994 when the win got away less than two hours from the end due to a gearbox linkage problem. Or in 1999 when victory evaded the favourite GT-One after a flat tyre in the last hour of the race. History repeated itself this year, but worse. BY GPI