It is the second time that the Toyota team with Lopez, Kobayashi and Conway, prevails in Spa, in a race in which for two thirds yellow flags and red stops predominated. Finally the endurance world champions were able to leave behind the bad drink of the first round in Sebring and won the 6h of Spa-Francorchamps, for the sixth consecutive edition for the Toyota team.With an initial strategy that could not be respected by the large number of interruptions, Conway was on top of the GR010 hybrid for half a race, and had complications to attack for the first place since there were few laps of full speed and left Kobayashi the car in the second position when he approached the middle of the competition. The Japanese, true to his aggressive style and with a tool that responds as he wishes, was able to place the Toyota No. 7 a few seconds behind his teammates before a new stop with a red flag. On the resumption, the other Toyota had technical problems, leaving the lead to Kobayashi. From there he built a difference over Derani that allowed him to give the car to ‘Pechito’ without problems to keep the 1.José “Pechito” López took the Toyota one hour twenty minutes from the end of the race in the first position, position he occupied until the end, to win for the second time the 6h of Spa after having done it in 2019.La next third date of the WEC will be on June 12 with the traditional 24 hours of Le Mans.
WEC: José María López won at Spa-Francorchamps
May 8, 2022 |