Toyota breaks its curse, Alonso feeling the 'rhythm of the night'

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The win was achieved by Toyota's number 8 auto piloted by the experienced duo of Kazuki Nakajima, and Sébastien Buemi together with newcomer Fernando Alonso who scores outright victory in the race at the first time of asking!

Alonso shared the driving at Le Mans in the Toyota No8 and clearly demonstrated his skill and adaptability as a driver to the 256,900 spectators.

Toyota drivers Fernando Alonso, right, and Sebastien Buemi celebrate on Sunday after winning the 86th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours Race. The number 8 vehicle was handed a 10 second stop/go penalty for exceeding the amount of allowed fuel. Kobayashi qualified his auto in second place, exactly two minutes behind Nakajima, but it should be noted that Kobayashi still holds the all-time qualifying lap record from his 2017 run.

Alonso's victory completes the second part of motorsport's "triple crown" for the two-time Formula 1 world champion.

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It seemed to be a case of "oh no, not again" for Toyota when Kamui Kobayashi in the number 7 auto slowed down to 80km/h with what seemed like a fueling problem heading towards the end of the race. It later turnout out that Kamui Kobayashi had simply forgotten to pit and was asked to conserve fuel to make it through the lap.

But the Spaniard put in a remarkable stint through the darkness to reduce the deficit and his team mates - both former F1 drivers - did their bit to take back control after dawn had broken over the Sarthe circuit.

It just shows the effects of downforce and diffuser pressure as cars attain blistering speeds across the track.

Toyota joins Mazda as the only Japanese manufacturers to win the event, when they did so back in 1991.

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If it was a genuine fight, at least for the first two-thirds of the race, Alonso's apparently impressive multiple stints in the middle of the night, when he closed a two-minute lead to virtually nothing, will come to be seen as playing a decisive role in the victory for the number eight auto.

"It was a tense 24 hours, with two cars within a minute for most of the race".

"I went there (the Indy 500) past year without any particular objective".

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