Why the WEC title fight isn't as close as it looks

Why the WEC title fight isn't as close as it looks

There's a 15-point gap in the 2018-19 drivers standings between the leading Toyota World Endurance Championship crews, which seems pretty close. But for the #7 car's drivers, the race at Spa is crucial for their titles hopes and the series' aspirations

There are a maximum of 65 points up for grabs as the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship arrives back in Europe for its final two-race leg. Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima lead their Toyota team-mates by 15 points, so you might think the title race remains wide open.

Wrong! This weekend's Spa 6 Hours is a must-win race for Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez. Should they fail to do so - and fail to close the gap on the drivers of the #8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID - they will be as good as out of range heading into the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.

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