Porsche wins Le Mans by over­tak­ing Oreca

Calgary Herald - - SPORTS -

Vet­eran Ger­man driver Timo Bern­hard led Porsche to a dra­matic third straight win at the 24 Hours Le Mans race to pre­vent a huge up­set win for the lesser cat­e­gory Oreca team on Sun­day. Af­ter a se­ries of mishaps to pre-race favourites Porsche and Toy­ota, the LMP2 cat­e­gory Oreca sud­denly found it­self in the lead with 19-yearold French­man Thomas Lau­rent be­hind the wheel three hours from the end of the gru­elling en­durance race. But the 36-yearold Bern­hard, rac­ing in the faster and more pow­er­ful LMP1 cat­e­gory Porsche 919 Hy­brid, over­took the Oreca with about one hour re­main­ing.

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