Kamui Kobayashi smashes the Le Mans lap record

What a lap this is

4y ago

Toyota's Kamui Kobayashi has obliterated the Le Mans track record in qualifying for this year's 24 hours.

The ex-F1 driver went round in a stonking 3:14.791 to put the #7 Toyota on provisional pole.

Kobayashi's time was two seconds quicker than the previous best on the current layout, set by Porsche's Neel Jani in 2015.

Indeed, his lap was so quick it beat the 1985 pole time by a tenth, which was set when the circuit had four fewer corners (including the Dunlop Chicane).

Sensational stuff.

For the record, this is the old lap record (Neel Jani's comparatively pedestrian 3:16.8).


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Comments (20)

  • Will the motor last until 23:58.33??

      4 years ago
  • Sure they can blitz le mans but they couldn't have put a bit more power in my camry? Ok Toyota...

      4 years ago
  • that was amazing

      4 years ago
  • Is that a Pitot Tube on the front? The car actually measures bloody airpseed?!?!

      4 years ago
  • As I remember correctly, the car broke down during the last lap?

      4 years ago