A characteristic 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps was won by Toyota.
The #7 car with Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José Maria Lopez triumphed over the sister car #8.
As GT Pro honors went to the #92 Porsche of Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre.
The Ardennes forest weather is no respecter of effort or reputation.
For weeks, Europe has been gripped in a long period of hot and sunny conditions. Hence, it was almost natural that within an hour of the start of the latest round of the World Endurance Championship, the heavens would open up.
This deposited so much water that the #36 Signatech Alpine of André Negrão went into a spin on the straight going downhill into Eau Rouge.
Ben Keating in the #57 Project 1 Porsche also lost control at the bottom of Eau rouge, just missing the barrier on the outside of Raidillon.
Both recovered to be able to take their positions on the grid, but the stop/start nature of the rain over the first half of the race would affect every team’s plans and strategies.
The Bykolles had a quiet return to WEC racing, having not competed since Le Mans 2019.
The team were working towards a reliable run when they were forced to pit during the last hour due to a mixture sensor failure which in turn caused a broken exhaust.
They lost them thirty minutes in the garage for repairs, before returning to the track for the last laps of the race.
In LMP2, the #22 United Autosport took yet another win in the class, although the star of the class was the stellar drive by Guido van der Garde.
He took the car from the back of the grid, after no time was set during qualifying, to challenge and took the lead during the second hour.
From there to the end, these two cars would trade leading positions until the end when the driver strength of the #22 team would prove too strong.
Another contender at the finish should have been the #36 Signatech Alpine team who had steadily worked their way towards the head of the class.
Thomas Laurent was involved in two significant moments, both within minutes of each other.
The first was after pitting the Signatech a lap before the United Autosports car, so that everything was already at full temperature when he came upon the #22 car, with Paul Di Resta now aboard, exiting the pits.
For the entire run from La Source, through Eau Rouge to the top of Raidillon, the two cars were side-by-side.
Neither car gave an inch, before the #36 finally pulled ahead, only for the positions to be reversed again at La Source when Di Resta took the inside line.
The second and more serious moment was when Laurent was chasing down the Team Nederlands #29 with Frits Van Eerd aboard.
As they exited the Paul Frère corner, they had one of the Ferrari GTE ahead and overtook it.
The #29 going to the right and the #36 to the left.
But as both cars approached the left hander at Blanchimont, Van Eerd attempted to take the racing line, only for both cars to apparently touch.
The #36 spun to the right, hitting the tyrewall hard and almost somersaulting before landing back of its wheels.
Thankfully Laurent was able to walk to the ambulance after being extracted by the medical team.
This non-finish brought to an end for the team a sequence of consecutive point scoring finishes in the class that started back in 2015.