The new Lexus LC race car battled through an early collision and some unexpected technical issues to finish first in the SP-PRO class and 96th overall at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring this weekend.
The LC was very strong in qualifying, with a best lap time of eight minutes and 34.591 seconds good enough to start the race in 32nd position.
However, it was moments into the 24 hour race when the LC suffered impact damage. The extended pitstop needed to fix the issue, along with further technical issues throughout the first half, pushed the LC to the back of the pack. A strong trouble-free run from early Sunday morning to the finish of the race saw the LC make up some ground and improve to first in class.
Driven by Takeshi Tsuchiya, Takamitsu Matsui, Naoya Gamo, and Yuichi Nakayama, the LC accomplished the team’s mission of finishing the race, placed 96th overall.