Who is winning the LMP1 manufacturer war?

Who is winning the LMP1 manufacturer war?

Last year, the Nurburgring WEC round set the tone for Porsche domination over the remainder of the campaign. The picture for the balance of the 2016 season is far murkier

The World Endurance Championship resumed after the Le Mans 24 Hours at the Nurburgring last weekend and Porsche won. It might look like a case of deja vu, but the result is where the similarities with last season end.

Porsche dominated at the 'Ring last August, setting the tone for the rest of the season - the 919 Hybrid would remain unbeaten over the remaining WEC rounds. On the evidence of a thrilling event in which Audi had the pace to challenge its rival at different times of the race, that's unlikely to happen this time around.

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