In the Porsche LMP1 once again resorted to team orders that allowed the crew of the No. 2 Timo Bernhard/Brendon Hartley/Earl Bamber to celebrate the victory on stage WEC in Austin.
For the most part, six-hour race at COTA was leading the crew Porsche 1 Neal Jani/Nick Tandy/Andre Lotterer. However, at the finish line-in Tandy missed the Bamber ahead of him, losing to teammate 0.2 seconds.
This allowed the crew 2 to celebrate the fourth consecutive victory and take over first place in the overall standings of the season 2017, increase the gap between No. 8 Toyota.
Third place went to just the crew of the Toyota # 8 Sebastien Buemi/Kazuki Nakajima/Stephane Sarrazin with the loss to the winners by almost 22 seconds, and the fourth was another trio of the Japanese team, composed of Mike Conway/Kamui Kobayashi/Jose-Maria Lopez.
In the LMP2 category was not equal to Signatech Alpine: Nicolas Lapierre, Gustavo Menezes and Andre Negrao was ahead by a circle of their closest rivals from Vaillante Rebellion, which delegated to the podium just two of its crew.
Trio Russian team G-Drive Racing Roman Rusinov composition/Pierre Tire/Alex Lynn was eighth in LMP2 and 12th overall.
In GTE Pro was the first of the AF Corse Duo composed of James Calado/Alessandro pier Guidi, while in GTE Am class the best were the representatives of the Aston Martin team Paul dalla Lana, Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy.
The next stage of WEC season-2017 will be held on October 15 in Fuji.
The results are being prepared
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