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201528 Sep

Toyota-Texas

 

Toyota Gazoo Racing experienced a difficult Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas but nevertheless scored its best result since the opening round of the 2015 World Endurance Championship.

 

Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima finished fourth in the TS040 Hybrid while Alex Wurz, Stephane Sarrazin and Mike Conway retired from the race following an accident midway through the race.

 

The result leaves reigning World Champions Toyota third in the manufacturers' standings with three races remaining, 119 points behind leaders Porsche.

 

While the race finished in full darkness, six hours earlier it began in blazing sunshine with 33°C air temperatures, promising tough conditions for the drivers inside the closed-cockpit cars.

 

Sebastien and Alex took the start from fifth and sixth respectively. Although Sebastien briefly took fourth place on the opening laps, the race soon settled into a rhythm with the holding fifth and its sister car directly behind.

 

The hot conditions required a change of driver and tyres at each pit stop, during which the pit crews, wearing fireproof overalls for the entire six hours, performed flawlessly and kept the time spent in the pits by the TS040 Hybrids to a minimum.

 

Around the one-third distance mark, both TS040 Hybrids experienced minor dramas. Firstly, Anthony encountered a problem entering the pit lane and needed to complete a very slow lap to avoid running out of fuel, dropping to sixth in the process.

 

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