The #1 Rebellion of Bruno Senna, Gustavo Menezes and Norman Nato scores an incredible outright victory in the Shanghai 4h, beating Toyota fair and square, even lapping the #7 car.
It’s the second time the Swiss team have triumphed in the series, however their first victory at the Silverstone 6h in 2018 came after both Toyota’s were disqualified.
At the start the #6 Ginetta was able to streak clear in the hands of Charlie Robertson, however a drive-through penalty dropped the car down the order.
Excellent driving by Senna in the final stint allowed him to pull such a gap that when the team pitted with 20 minutes to go, his lead was still intact.
Toyotas #8 and #7 finished second and third respectively, an unexpected result considering their pace deficit over the weekend.
Jota Sport’s Anthony Davidson, Antonio Felix da Costa and Roberto Gonzales took the #38 car to LMP2 victory and scored Goodyear’s first WEC trophy after a race long battle with the sister #37 DC Racing team.
The #51 AF Corse Ferrari took honours in the GTE Pro class, with Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado taking their first win of the season.
In the final minutes of the race, the #92 Porsche of Kevin Estre closed in from 15s to 6s at the flag, keeping the pressure on throughout the closing stages.
TF Sport stormed to a second consecutive WEC class victory after winning in Fuji, thanks to the trio of Salih Yoloc, Charlie Eastwood and Jonathan Adam.