Parting shot: Le Mans at night

Parting shot

Thierry Delaunay/DPPI


June 6, 1998, Le Mans

Le Mans 24 Hours

Before the outlandish prototypes took centre stage, GT1 machinery starred at La Sarthe following an influx of manufacturers including Porsche, Nissan, Panoz and Toyota. Here, the Toyota GT-One of Martin Brundle/ Emmanuel Collard/Eric Hélary speeds by with brakes glowing and exhaust ablaze. The car was quick, but wasn’t a match for Porsche’s 911 GT1-98. The lead Toyota managed ninth that year.