Race, Modern
NOV 01st 2021

Damien Smith

Toyota wraps up WEC with a round to spare in Bahrain

Le Mans winners Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López took another step towards retaining their World Endurance Championship crowns with victory in the Bahrain 6 Hours on Saturday, as Toyota secured the first Hypercar world title with a round to spare.

But the value of such success has never been lower as the Cologne-based Gazoo Racing team continues to fight only amongst itself right now. The new Hypercar era at Le Mans and in the WEC promises to be glorious once it truly kicks in next year and particularly in 2023. But for now the pinnacle of global sports car racing is in a holding pattern while it waits for an amazing roster of manufacturers to join – and its low ebb makes the WEC’s world championship a sorry sight as Hypercar’s first season limps towards the chequered flag.

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