Filipe Albuquerque wins 24 Hours of Le Mans and world title is virtually assured – Motorsport

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The Portuguese driver wins in the LMP2 category and only needs to line up in the last race to lift the trophy

The Portuguese Filipe Albuquerque (United Autosports) won this Sunday the 24 Hours of Le Mans in motorsport, in the LMP2 category, the second most important, and became virtually world champion of resistance.

The Portuguese, who teams up with the British Phil Hanson and Paul di Resta, beat the Jota team of the other Portuguese in the competition, António Félix da Costa.

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The race was won by the official Toyota of the Swiss Sébastien Buémi, the New Zealander Brendon Hartley and the Japanese Kazuki Nakajima.

Although the title of world endurance champion in the LMP2 category is punctually assured, there is one detail that Filipe Albuquerque has to comply with in order to lift the trophy: aligning in the last race in Bahrain, which takes place on 14 November.

By Lusa



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