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Kobayashi Smashes Le Mans Lap Record

AFP Relaxnews

Updated: June 17, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
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Kobayashi Smashes Le Mans Lap Record
Japan's Kamui Kobayashi driver of Toyota TSO50 Hybrid beat the previous best lap record for the Le Mans 24 Hour race. (Photo: AFP Relaxnews)
Japanese former Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi set a new lap record for the Le Mans 24 Hour Race as Toyota topped the time charts for the second successive qualifying run.

Kobayashi, behind the wheel of the TS050 Hybrid, clocked 3min 14.791sec to beat the previous best of 3min 16.887sec set by 206 winner Neel Jani of Switzerland in a Porsche two years ago.

The 85th edition of the iconic Le Mans race takes place on Saturday and Sunday.

Leading qualifying times that were set for this season.

1. Sarrazin-Conway-Kobayashi (FRA-GBR-JPN/Toyota TS050 Hybrid) 3:14.791
2. Jani-Lotterer-Tandy (SUI-GER-GBR/Porsche 919 Hybrid) 3:17.259
3. Bamber-Bernhard-Hartley (NZL-GER-NZL/Porsche 919 Hybrid) 3:18.067
4. Buemi-Davidson-Nakajima (SUI-GBR-JPN/Toyota TS050 Hybrid) 3:19.431
5. Lopez-Kunimoto-Lapierre (ARG-JPN-FRA/Toyota TS050 Hybrid) 3:19.889
First Published: June 17, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
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