A three-way fight between Audi, Porsche and Toyota has developed with two hour to go in the FIA WEC Six Hours of Fuji.
The No. 8 Audi R18 of Loic Duval holds a five-second lead over defending FIA World Endurance Champion Timo Bernhard in the No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid, with Stephane Sarrazin running in a close third in the No 6 Toyota TS050 Hybrid.
Sarrazin lost second to Bernhard through traffic at the end of the fourth hour, after previously challenging for the lead in the hard-fought race.
LMP2 continues to be led by the No. 26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 05 Nissan, which is searching for its breakthrough first class win of the season.
Alex Brundle holds a seven-second lead over the No. 36 Signatech Alpine A460 Nissan of Gustavo Menezes, with the No. 44 Manor Oreca Nissan running third in class.
Ford continues to control GTE-Pro, despite an accident by the No. 67 car of Harry Tincknell, who collided with Wolf Henzler’s No. 78 KCMG Porsche 911 RSR that briefly knocked the Englishman out of the class lead.
Tincknell’s co-driver, Andy Priaulx, is three seconds ahead of the No. 66 Ford, driven by Stefan Muecke.
The No. 98 Aston Martin Vantage GTE of Paul Dalla Lana, meanwhile, is out front in GTE-Am with two hours to go.