Why LMP1 shouldn't be remembered for its bitter end
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Why LMP1 shouldn't be remembered for its bitter end

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OPINION: The last hurrah for LMP1 this weekend will be an unfitting end for a class that produced some of sportscar racing's greatest-ever moments. That is what it should be remembered for, rather than the two-car demonstration run we'll get

It's a sad way to end. The LMP1 era will go out with a whimper at this weekend's Bahrain round of the World Endurance Championship: just the two Toyotas on the grid and little or no chance of any kind of battle to rekindle memories of the glory days of the category.

While the pair of TS050 HYBRIDs, the drivers of one of them with an arm tied behind their backs, play out the charade that Saturday's Bahrain 8 Hours will surely be, I'll have my work cut out to prevent my mind from wandering back to better times. And there really were some amazing moments over the quarter of a century of LMP1.

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