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Why the WEC's wait for a real victory fight goes on

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Why the WEC's wait for a real victory fight goes on
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Dec 17, 2019, 12:44 PM

Rule changes for the 2019-20 World Endurance Championship season were designed to close up the gaps in LMP1 and level the playing field between Toyota and the privateers. The Bahrain race should have been close - here's why it wasn’t

Mike Conway repeatedly looked in his mirrors in the expectation that a rival or two might appear behind him some time soon. But, no one did. Not the sister Toyota nor one or more of the World Endurance Championship LMP1 privateers.

The Briton was never challenged over the course of his opening double stint in Bahrain. And nor were teammates Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez as they stroked to a one-lap win on a day when the hope of a real battle between the two factory hybrids and the independents quickly evaporated.

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Series WEC
Event Bahrain
Author Gary Watkins