Audi maintains its challenge for WEC title in Japan
- Audi in second place of the standings after five of eight races
- Di Grassi/Duval/Kristensen claim fifth at Fuji
- Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer in sixth also score points
Round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship marked the end of a superb string of results for Audi. Following two consecutive one-two victories and a total of five podium results since May, Audi Sport Team Joest had to settle for positions five and six at Fuji. As a result, the battle for the World Championship is intensifying as the lead of the standings has changed again three races before the end of the season. Audi, as the runner-up in the manufacturers’ classification, now trail Toyota by just 8 points, continues to maintain its challenge.