EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.

Learn More

Toyota’s LMP1 Racer Destroys Le Mans Lap Record

by Shane McGlaun
Toyota’s LMP1 Racer Destroys Le Mans Lap Recordzoom in

Yesterday, during a practice session for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Toyota put everyone on notice. During practice, Toyota LMP1 driver Kamui Kobayashi crushed the Circuit de la Sarthe lap record putting in a crazy-fast run that was two seconds faster than the previous lap record set in 2015.

His TS050 hybrid turned in a record setting time of 3:14.791. To put that in perspective, that time is faster than the pole time set for the circuit back in 1985 when there were FOUR fewer corners on the circuit. Fast lap is an understatement, and Toyota has clearly come to win. Watch the lap video above – and no, it’s not on fast forward.


Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure © 2013-2017 Awesomer Media

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games + Gizmos: Technabob