A weekend full of racing is upon us, and its one that will see some of the remaining racing series come to an end. This is a preview of the 6 Hours of Fuji, the 6th round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, there are two more rounds left after Fuji. Once again, Audi is the talk of the moment here, and that’s because they are not only looking to win the manufacturer’s title but its drivers are leading in the LMP1 class.
Britain’s Allan McNish is leading in drivers standings alongside his co-drivers Tom Kristensen and Loïc Duval by 33 points thanks to their previous races. Racing in the hybrid-diesel Audi R18 e-tron quattro they will face stiff competition from sister Audi Sport Team Joest R18, not to mention that Toyota Racing will be enjoying home advantage with two of its hybrid-powered TS030 Hybrid LMP1s.
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Meanwhile, Aston Martin has been successful in the FIAWEC 2013 season in the GTE Pro and GTE Am and they are looking to win these titles in this round. Out of the 5 cars that have competed in the 2013 season, only 4 will go into the Fuji round, leaving out the No.99 Vantage GTE was left in North America following its race win at the 6 Hours of Austin in preparation for the Daytona 24 Hours test session in November.
Richie Stanaway in the No.98 car said, “We’ve had some great qualifying sessions but then had bad luck in the races. This race, we go there focused and believe this is our chance to come away with a really strong result. To win a WEC race in my first year of GT racing would be a dream come true but we’re up against stiff competition, not least from our team-mates in #97.
It’s a shame to be racing without Paul. We’ve become a solid team in the last few rounds. Pedro and I will go out there to get the best result we can for him; after all, he and his business, NorthWest, have enabled us to be here.”
Porsche is not being left behind in this determination, in fact when it comes to the GTE-Pro class, it lies behind AF Corse Ferrari in drivers points and third in the GTE manufacturers standings with 163 points behind Aston Martin which has 170 and Ferrari with 182. Keep it locked here as we will bring you the race details and photos!