A technical problem for the Toyota car number 7 loses its head

A technical problem for the Toyota car number 7 loses its head

Toyota was forced back into the pits to reset the system, which cost it a lot of time.

The Toyota N.7 of reigning champion Jose Maria Lopez had a technical problem on Sunday around 07:45 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, losing for the first time for a long time behind the rival and sister car N.8.

At the Arnage turn, the Argentine stopped after having already rolled in slow motion for several tens of metres. Then he left and walked with good steps into his pit.

And then an unusual sight occurred: the mechanics of the Japanese manufacturer held steady for long seconds in front of the car, which was clearly re-launched electronically from a distance.

Then they put fuel into the supercar, which set off again but was immediately behind New Zealander Brendon Hartley’s Toyota N.8.

Having survived technical errors since the race started on Saturday at 4:00 pm, the Japanese manufacturer, dominant for four years at Sarthe, faced its first hurdle, with both cars neck and neck from the start.

Will this incident be a sign of the bad luck of Legend N.7? His crew won last year after years of ordeals. However, after leaving the pits, I maintained a three-lap lead on the Glickenhaus N.709, third in the overall rating.

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