The wind is changing
Mount Fuji witnesses the victory of Ferrari #51
Fuji sets a very welcomed comeback. Not even the rain mattered this time. World champions Bruni and Vilander signed a remarkable victory in LMGTE Pro category during the Japanese round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Harassed by bad luck in the last races, the duet finally managed to turn the tables. Starting from a great second position Ferrari #51 took the lead after three hours and never stepped back again. Talent and strategy were crucial to reach the goal. AF Corse Ferrari #71 race was more eventful instead. From pole position at the grind, Calado and Rigon crossed the finishing line in third position after a tough confrontation with Porsche #92, which succeed in taking the silver medal just in the last few minutes before the end.
To sum up let’s give a look at GT Driver ranking: in the GT drivers championship, Richard Lietz (Porsche) is now only 7 points ahead of Rigon-Calado and 16.5 in front of Bruni-Vilander. Ferrari has extended its lead to 13 points in the Constructors’ table ranking (228 points), while AF Corse is second in GTE Pro Team classification with 117 points (just 2 points behind Porsche Team Manthey). AF Corse team, which has been using Pakelo lubricants since 2012, will put all its effort during the last races of the championships: Shanghai and Bahrain. Semifinal will be November 1st. Stay tuned.