Kiwi Hartley gets triple Le Mans champ

Toyota have gained the 24 Several hours of Le Mans for the fifth yr in a row with New Zealand’s Brendon Hartley using the chequered flag to become a triple champion.

Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi, now a 4-occasions winner of the world’s best stamina race, and Japanese debutant Ryo Hirakawa shared the all round victory in the number 8 GR010 hybrid hypercar on Sunday.

The range 7 Toyota, crewed by very last year’s winners Mike Conway of Britain, Japan’s Kamui Kobayashi and Argentina’s Jose Maria Lopez, secured the a person-two end in the 90th version of the race at the Sarthe circuit in north-west France.

Glickenhaus Racing’s quantity 709 motor vehicle was third with Britain’s Richard Westbrook, French driver Franck Mailleux and American Ryan Briscoe.

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