Le Mans win for NZ drivers

This is a big win for two New Zealand drivers:  Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber win 24 Hours Le Mans race

Kiwi racers Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber have driven Porsche to victory at the 24 Hours Le Mans race, along with German team-mate Timo Bernhard.

As the Porsche No.2 crossed the finish line, there were scenes of relief in the Porsche garage as team members danced around holding up T-shirts with “Hat trick 2015, 2016, 2017” written on them.

“Well done everybody,” an exhausted Bernhard said over team radio. “You’re the best.”

Hartley, who had done much of the hard work to drag Porsche back into the race, was in tears.

“It was unreal. This race is always a roller coaster,” said Hartley, who won it for the first time.

“It was an incredible team effort. I’m going to remember this forever.”

A very good effort.