Sixth lectern place in period for Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer

Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer eventually achieved a lectern outcome for a sixth competition in succession. Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis finished in fourth place. “At Fuji, we were clearly some-more absolute than before even though, unfortunately, a formula do not simulate this,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “In qualifying, we reduced a opening by about one second and in a competition Loïc Duval managed to set a fastest lap. Unfortunately, we weren’t propitious with a tire choices today.”

In a standings, Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer were holding a tip mark for 181 days given a commencement of a season. Following Fuji, they now distortion second with a one-point deficit. With dual rounds to go in a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), torment is during an all-time high. “Fuji showed that we’re building a automobile in a right direction,” pronounced Chris Reinke, Head of LMP during Audi Sport. “Our softened aerodynamics is profitable off. Now it’ll be essential to make best use of this swell during Shanghai in 3 weeks from now and subsequently in Bahrain. We continue to have good chances of clinching a title.”

Race results

1 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche) 216 laps

2 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche) +14.306s

3 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) –1 lap

4 Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) –2 laps

5 Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima (Toyota) –2 laps

6 Conway/Sarrazin/Wurz (Toyota) –13 laps

7 Beche/Prost (Rebellion) –13 laps

8 Kaffer/Trummer (CLM) –17 laps

9 Bird/Canal/Rusinov (Ligier) –18 laps

10 Capillaire/Chatin/Panciatici (Signatech) –18 laps