The fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Mexico saw a 6 hr race with two periods of rain that force teams to adjust their strategy to cope with the changing conditions. The #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley, and Timo Bernhard took its second win of the season but had to overcome some setbacks on the way to beating the #7 Audi R18 of Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler and the #6 Toyota TS050 of Mike Conway, Stephane Sarrazin, and Kamui Kobayashi.
In LMP2 it was joy for the Mexican fans as the RGR Sport by Morand Ligier of Ricardo Gonzalez, Bruno Senna, and Filipe Albuquerque took a home win for the Mexican team, their second victory of 2016. Albuquerque raced for more than two hours in the extremely tricky track conditions to bring the car home just 2 sec ahead of the #36 Signatech Alpine with Nicolas Lapierre behind the wheel. Brake failure forced the #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca out of contention for the victory.
In LMGTE Pro the #97 Aston Martin Racing Vantage of Darren Turner and Richie Stanaway gave the British manufacturer its first victory in the category this season, finishing just 0.9 sec ahead of the #51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 of Gianmaria Bruni and James Calado, with the #95 Aston Martin of Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen just 18 sec behind their teammates.
The #88 Abu Dhabi Proton Racing Porsche 911 of Pat Long, Khaled Al Quabaisi, and David Heinemeier-Hansson scored its first LMGTE Am win of 2016, one lap ahead of the #83 AF Corse Ferrari 458 of Emmanuel Collard, Rui Aguas, and Francois Perrodo.