Garrett Boosts 2022 Le Mans Victors, Celebrates 23 Consecutive Years of Wins
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Garrett-boosted #8 GR010 Hybrid Hypercar piloted by Sébastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryō Hirakawa passed the checkered flag for a first-place finish at Le Mans 2022, marking the fifth straight year of the team’s dominance at the world’s most famous endurance race. The win also marks 23 consecutive years of Garrett-boosted Le Mans winners.
Coming in second place was TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s #7 car, also turbocharged by Garrett, driven by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López. The #7 and #8 cars are powered by Toyota’s 3.5L gasoline twin-turbo V6 hybrid powertrain, making 670 hp (500 kW) per the LMH class regulations.
According to 24 Hours of Le Mans, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has now surpassed Ford and Alfa Romeo and has become the fourth manufacturer to secure at least five consecutive victories after Ferrari, Porsche and Audi. Driver Sébastien Buemi has joined Yannick Dalmas, Olivier Gendebien and Henri Pescarolo among four-time winners.
And coming in 3rd and 4th place, bringing Garrett-boosted teams to a full podium lockout, was team Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG). Drivers Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Franck Mailleux in the Pipo-engined #709 car, and drivers Olivier Pla, Romain Dumas, Pipo Derani in the Pipo-engined #708 car finished 3rd and 4th place respectively.
The winning cars feature twin Garrett TR turbos with advanced ball-bearing technology, boosting engine performance and providing the acceleration needed to secure the team’s victory. The turbo system was designed from the ground-up to withstand the unique operating environment created by such a grueling 24-hour race. Garrett Motorsport engineers in Torrance, U.S. and Brno, Czech Republic directly support the Le Mans racing teams.
For more than two decades, Garrett has supported every winning team at Le Mans with industry leading technology and engineering expertise, continually evolving the strategy and enhancing products to meet ever-rising challenges that drivers face in this endurance event.
The list of winning teams Garrett has supported at Le Mans includes:
- TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
- Porsche LMP Team (2017)
- Porsche Team (2015, 2016)
- Audi Sport North America (2007, 2008, 2010)
- Peugeot Sport Total (2009)
- ADT Champion Racing (2005)
- Audi Sport Japan Team Goh (2004)
- Team Bentley (2003)
- Audi Sport Team Joest (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
To read more about the race standings and to see photos from the event, visit Le Mans’ official site by clicking here.