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Drama for No. 7 Toyota in Hour 23

Fuel drama for Kamui Kobayashi forces No. 7 Toyota into slow in-lap…

The No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid hit trouble with less than two hours to go in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Kamui Kobayashi, which was running second overall at the time in a commanding 1-2 run for the manufacturer, suddenly slowed on-track, with an apparent fuel-related issue.

Kobayashi was informed to limp the car back at 80 km/h, on its Full Course Yellow speed limiter, prior to briefly running to full power on the entry into pit lane.

It appears the car had been low on fuel, with the team opting to take a slow in-lap.

The pair of Toyotas enjoy a 12-lap lead over the No. 3 Rebellion R13 Gibson, in what’s been a dominant race for the Japanese manufacturer.

It was the first issue either of the Toyotas had encountered all race.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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