2016 Round 7: 6 Hours of Fuji WEC
The 6 Hours of Fuji, a captivating round of the esteemed FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), thrilled spectators at the Fuji International Speedway in Japan. The race showcased a dazzling display of motorsport prowess, with Toyota Gazoo Racing leading the pack in the LMP1 class, G-Drive Racing securing victory in LMP2, and Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK dominating LMGTE Pro.
In the fiercely contested LMP1 class, Toyota Gazoo Racing claimed the top spot on the podium with car #6. The talented trio of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway, and Stéphane Sarrazin displayed remarkable driving skills and exceptional teamwork, leaving their rivals trailing behind. Their victory elicited cheers from the enthusiastic crowd, honoring Toyota's remarkable achievement and giving the locals the satistaction of watching Toyota rising the winners trophy in Japan.
The LMP2 category witnessed a tight battle, with G-Drive Racing emerging victorious in car #26. Roman Rusinov, Alex Brundle, and Will Stevens showcased outstanding performances, navigating the demanding circuit with finesse and determination. The impressive showing by RGR Sport by Morand and Signatech Alpine, securing the second and third positions respectively, added to the excitement of the race.
In the LMGTE Pro class, Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK demonstrated unparalleled dominance, securing a one-two finish. Car #67, driven by Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell, clinched the top spot, closely followed by car #66, with Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla behind the wheel. Their masterful driving and strategic brilliance solidified Ford's position as a formidable force in the GT Endurance Pro category.
The LMGTE Am category saw Aston Martin Racing shine in car #98, showcasing exemplary skill and teamwork. The trio of Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy, and Mathias Lauda delivered a commanding performance, securing the class victory with determination and precision.
The 2016 6 Hours of Fuji celebrated the true spirit of motorsport, with the spectators playing a crucial role in the electrifying atmosphere. Their passionate support and unwavering enthusiasm for the teams added an extra layer of excitement to the event, making it an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.
The 2016 6 Hours of Fuji was a spectacle of speed, skill, and strategy. Toyota Gazoo Racing's dominance, G-Drive Racing's triumphant victory, Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK's double success, and Aston Martin Racing's remarkable performance provided fans with an exhilarating weekend of motorsport action. With the enthusiastic participation of the spectators, the event proved to be a resounding success, etching yet another glorious chapter in the annals of WEC history.