It’s been a long time coming but Fernando Alonso has finally won a race. The Spaniard hadn’t stood on the top step of the podium since the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix, but returned to winning ways on his WEC debut with Toyota.
Alonso and his teammates Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi won the race from pole but despite the sister #7 Toyota starting the race from a lap down (after being excluded from qualifying) Mike Conway finished just seconds behind Alonso at the finish.
The #7 Toyota cut into the #8 cars lead throughout the race thanks to three Safety Cars and Nakajima having to make an additional stop after his seatbelts were not done up correctly.
The #1 Rebellion of Andre Lotterer, Neel Jani and Bruno Senna joined the two Toyotas on the podium despite losing time in the pits due to transponder issues.
Jean-Eric Vergne, Roman Runsinov and Andrea Pizzitola won the LMP2 class for G-Drive Racing.
The GTE-Pro Class was won by the #66 Ford GT while the GTE-Am was won by #98 Aston Martin.