The No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Kazuki Nakajima leads the Six Hours of Fuji at the halfway mark, in a race that has already seen three safety car periods and a red flag for weather.
Nakajima holds a 44-second lead over the No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Nick Tandy in second, with electrical trouble hitting the No. 7 Toyota, which now runs third in the hands of Jose Maria Lopez.
Toyota elected to replace the No. 7 car’s steering wheel after its windshield wiper stopped working, causing Kamui Kobayashi to go off course.
The No. 2 Porsche of championship leader Brendon Hartley runs fourth, one lap behind.
G-Drive Racing’s Pierre Thiriet paces LMP2, with the No. 51 AF Corse and No. 61 Clearwater Ferrari 488 GTEs out front in GTE-Pro and GTE-Am, respectively.
A 25-minute safety car period in the third hour slowed the action yet again, this time for heavy rains, with showers increasing near the third hour mark.