Rating World Sportscars' return year

Rating World Sportscars' return year

After Peugeot's withdrawal the new World Endurance Championship could have gone sour in 2012, but Toyota and Audi helped keep it sweet, reckons Gary Watkins

Maybe they were right when they told me as a kid that I was greedy. Toyota emerges as a genuine contender in the FIA World Endurance Championship, and my first thought? Just imagine if Peugeot was still around.

An Audi versus Peugeot versus Toyota battle over most of the WEC season was only going to happen in my greediest dreams. Toyota, of course, wouldn't have ended up winning three WEC rounds had the French manufacturer not withdrawn from sportscar racing before the start of the championship.

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