The Toyota Le Mans 24 Hours curse struck again. Only this time it didn't prevent the Japanese manufacturer from winning the race. Nor completing a predictable one-two.
But it did mean that the moral winners last weekend, Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez, lost out to Sebastien Buemi, Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima.
The #7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID with Lopez at the wheel looked home and dry with a shade over an hour of the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship finale to go. He held an entirely deserved lead of over two minutes when the car's tyre pressure sensors system indicated a right front puncture.