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wecsilver15 (32)A superb six hour race saw the no.7 Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattro of Marcel Fässler/Benoit Tréluyer/Andre Lotterer take victory by less than 5 seconds from the no.18 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas/Neel Jani/Marc Lieb with a similar margin back to the no.1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid of Anthony Davidson/Sébastien Buemi/Kazuki Nakajima in third place. A late stop & go penalty for the lead Audi had made the final stages of the race closer than they should have been. It proved to be a great start to what promises to be another season to watch in the World Endurance Championship. The sister cars of the 3 works teams all figured in the top 3 at various points through the race with the no.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard/Mark Webber/Brendon Hartley retiring from the lead just before the quarter way mark of the race.

In LMP2 it was the Ligier JS P2 Nissan of Roman Rusinov/Julien Canal/Sam Bird who took victory by a lap fromt heir nearest rivals. GTE Pro went the way of Gianmaria Bruni/Toni Vilander and their Ferrari F458 Italia with the GTE Am class going to the Aston Martin Vantage V8 of Paul Dalla Lana/Pedro Lamy/Mathias Lauda.

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