Brendon Hartley, Sebastien Buemi and Ryo Hirakawa celebrated a conclusive victory in the 6 Hours of Portimao – round two of FIA WEC – and vault to the top of the 2023 WEC Hypercar points table.
The Hypercar podium saw three different manufacturers (Toyota, Ferrari and Porsche) represented on the podium for the first time this season.
Buemi, who started the race in the No.8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid Hypercar dropped to third at the start but soon fought back and got on terms with stablemate Mike Conway in the No.7 Toyota.
United Autosports took a much needed 1-2 victory in LMP2 to banish the memory of a difficult Sebring for the No.23 Oreca-Gibson.
Oliver Jarvis, Giedo van der Garde and Josh Pierson win headed the No.22 car of Phil Hanson, Frederick Lubin and Ben Hanley to take the win by just 0.684s.
Back-to-back race wins for the No. 33 Corvette Racing entry driven by Ben Keating, Nicolas Varrone and Nicky Catsburg has seen the trio extend its lead at the top of the LMGTE Am points table.
The No. 83 AF Corse Ferrari crew put in a valiant effort to try and snatch the win as Alessio Rovera chased Catsburg in the final lap in a grandstand finish which saw the top two cars separated by just 0.260s.
Four females on the overall podium in the GTE Am category breaks the record for the highest number of women on a podium of an FIA World Championship.