Text & Images: Rick Kiewiet
They've been strong all week, but so they had been in Sebring and Spa. But this time, Ferrari did convert its excellent form in practice sessions into a race win. And immediately the biggest of them all. James Calado, Antonio Giovinazzi and Alessandro Pier Guidi crossed the line first in the Centenary edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans. They beat the only remaining Toyota, the #8 of Ryo Hirakawa, Sebastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley, as the sister car #7 of Kobayashi, Conway and Lopez was taken out in a multi-car incident just before Tetre Rouge around midnight. After their first podium last time out in Spa, Inter Europol now managed to win the blue ribbon event of the season. The last LMGTE race at Le Mans, was won by the #33 Corvette of Ben Keating, Nicky Catsburg and Nico Varrone after a long battle with the Porsche of the Iron Dames and Project1-AO.
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