In Reply to: BMW wins the 24h LE MANS Grand Prix !! posted by Ben on June 13, 1999 at 09:06:29:
: That's it, BMW has won this year's very tight Grand Prix right in front of the Toyota's.
Actually Toyota was leading when, 1 hour from the end, the leading car blew a tire and spent 4 minutes in the pits to repair damage. (Like the leading Ferrari in Steve MqQueen's Le Mans movie).
During the final stages the Toyota came within 22 seconds of the leading BMW. JJ Letho stuffed the second BMW in the guardrails four hours from the end.
The Mercedes that crashed caught air and summersaulted five times coming to rest, on its wheels, among some trees. Mercedes then pulled the rest of its entries.
Overall some pretty exiting racing.