In the final two hours, Alex brought the #2 in for hybrid intermediates and Stéphane resumed in fifth. Lap times fell as the track continued to dry, with Stéphane switching to slick tyres in the last hour. Sébastien was a lap further behind in sixth, setting lap times close to the leaders.
Ultimately, the #2 had a sufficient gap. Stéphane took the flag in fifth and Sébastien brought the #1 home in sixth, four and five laps respectively behind the winning #17 Porsche. “There is nothing special to say about this race,” said Stéphane, who celebrated his 40th birthday the day after the race. “At least we won the competition between the TOYOTAs!”
“This has been a disappointing day,” said Team President Toshio Sato. “Track conditions never quite worked out for us. We had a few incidents, including some bad luck with the slow puncture for the #1. The weather was very difficult for everyone so thanks to the team for a professional job. We fought hard but unfortunately fifth and sixth were the best we could manage.”