Double Podium for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in Austin | Toyota | Global Newsroom
A strong opening stint from Brendon stabilised the gap to the leader and quick work in the pits reduced the deficit to around 20secs, keeping the pressure on. After a fuel stop, Brendon, who has previously won three times in Austin, continued to set impressive lap times to keep alive the #8 car’s challenge.
Soon after half distance, the next round of driver changes saw Kazuki take over the #8 and continue the pursuit while Kamui took the wheel of the third-placed #7 as the pattern of the race continued largely as before.
With a substantial success handicap to overcome, the #8 TS050 HYBRID had little opportunity to close the gap but Kazuki pushed to minimise the time loss prior to Brendon’s final 75-minute stint. Now a lap down, Kamui handed over the #7 to José for the run to the flag shortly after.