Porsche continued its impressive run of form in the FIA World Endurance Championship as Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber claimed their third straight victory in Sunday's 6 Hours of Mexico.

Dominating from lights-to-flag at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid crew eased home with a seven-second advantage over the the sister No. 1 Porsche, extending the German manufacturer's lead in both championships.

The rival Toyota squad was unable to put up any kind of challenge to Porsche on Sunday, finishing over a lap behind with its pair of TS050 Hybrids, with the No. 8 crew of Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima claiming the final podium position.

Vaillante Rebellion picked up its first win of the season with Bruno Senna, Nicolas Prost and Julien Canal in the No. 31 Oreca 07 Gibson, the trio seeing off a late challenge from CEFC Manor TRS Racing. Ben Hanley's charge through the closing laps in the No. 24 Oreca unravelled when he spun through Foro Sol, causing him to drop to third behind the No. 36 Signatech Alpine Oreca.

Aston Martin Racing scored its second win of 2017 in GTE-Pro, inheriting victory after AF Corse's No. 71 Ferrari 488 GTE was hit with a 10-second time penalty for speeding under a full course caution. Sam Bird and Davide Rigon were ultimately classified 9.1 seconds behind Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen in the No. 95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE, while Porsche completed the podium with its No. 91 entry.

Dempsey-Proton Racing took GTE-Am victory with its No. 77 Porsche 911 RSR with Christian Ried, Marvin Dienst and Matteo Cairoli, finishing a lap clear of the No. 98 Aston Martin Vantage GTE, having run together on-track at half distance before pulling clear.



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