Porsche's quest for its first FIA World Endurance Championship win took another step forward in the Bahrain 6 Hours as it scored its first double podium behind Toyota's race-winning car.

Another competitive weekend for the improving 919 Hybrid, Neel Jani led off from pole position initially and though he didn't have the pace to match the Toyotas initially, problems for the #8 TS040 Hybrid would propel it back into the victory fight against the closer #7 machine.

In the end, Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb would be forced to settle for second place behind the Wurz/Sarrazin/Conway Toyota, but with Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley finishing in third place and on the lead lap, it remains Porsche's best result in the WEC.

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"Having both crews on the podium is a great result," said team principal Andrea Siedl. "We have been close to it a few times before. Compared to earlier races, we got closer to Toyota, plus we learnt a great deal in terms of race strategy and tyre management. A big thank you to everyone in the team, including the drivers, for a very good job this weekend. Now we can't wait to get to Sao Paulo."