FIA WEC: Porsche wins in Mexico on a way to title defence

  • ¸FIA WEC, 6 hours of Mexico winners Bernhard, Bamber, Hartley
  • FIA WEC, 6 hours of Mexico winners Bernhard, Bamber, Hartley
  • FIA WEC, 6 hours of Mexico, Porsche

Porsche LMP Team’s Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley scored their third consecutive victory in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship by winnning the 6 hours of Mexico at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, the fifth round of the season.

A trio in the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid started from pole and after 240 laps they triumphed ahead of #1 crew Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer and Nick Tandy, scoring second in a row 1-2 victory for Porsche. Both Toyota TS 050 Hybrids ended a race but one lap down behind Porsches, with #8 crew (Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima) in the third place.

Afer five races, Bernhard/Bamber/Hartley are in a dominant championship lead with 134 points on their accounts. Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima, who scored two wins at the start of the season, are still in the second place. In the manufacturers’ standings, Porsche leads Toyota 198:141.5.

LMP2 class winners in Mexico are Julien Canal, Nicolas Prost and Bruno Senna in the #31 Valliante Rebellion Oreca 07. It’s their first win of the season. GTE Pro class winners are Marco Sorensen and Nicki Thiim in the #95 Aston Martin Vantage, also scoring their first win this year. In the GTE Am class, Dempsey-Proton Racing’s Christian Ried, Marvin Dienst and Matteo Cairoli clinched their second consecutive win in the #77 Porsche 911 RSR.

In less than two weeks time, on September 16, the championship will continue at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Check the full results of the 6 hours of Mexico

Photos: Michelin Motorsport, Porsche Motorsport,

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