After being a great protagonist in the 6 Hours Spa, competition with which the 2021 season of the World Endurance, the trio made up of the Argentine Jose Maria Lopez, English Mike conway and the Japanese Kamui Kobayashi had to settle for him third place.
Throughout the race the Toyota GR010 HYBRID of the champions seemed to have brake problems, something that even led López to hit a GT. This maneuver resulted in a penalty. Later, Kobayashi got confused and was left in a bed of leca, losing the first place of the generation and a lap with respect to the leaders.
Despite all these vicissitudes, López's balance is good taking into account that in the Prologue at the beginning of the week on the same Belgian track they had several problems and could not add many kilometers.
“First of all, I am very happy for the team. After this week's ups and downs, including in the race, it was important that we start the season with two cars on the podium and a win for Toyota GAZOO Racing. Congratulations to the # 8 car who did a great job. ", Pechito acknowledged in reference to the triumph of his teammates, the Swiss Sebastien Buemi, the New Zealander Brendon Hartley and the Japanese Kazuki Nakajima.
“On our side, we had the pace to win and we managed to get a small advantage. We had a couple of career-changing problems, including my contact with the GT. That was a difficult situation… We took the positive from this race: we had the speed to win, and we will continue fighting ”, concluded López, who will have to wait until May 13, with the 8 Hours from Portimao, to take revenge.