Mike Conway repeatedly looked in his mirrors in the expectation that a rival or two might appear behind him some time soon. But, no one did. Not the sister Toyota, nor one or more of the World Endurance Championship LMP1 privateers.
The Briton was never challenged over the course of his opening double stint in Bahrain. And nor were team-mates Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez as they stroked to a one-lap win on a day when the hope of a real battle between the two factory hybrids and the independents quickly evaporated.
The #7 Toyota TS050 HYBRIDs led every lap of the Bahrain 8 Hours, reprising the total domination over six hours that its sister car had at Fuji in October.