The 6 hours of Fuji endurance race was dramatically won by Toyota, as the #6 car took a strategic gamble and managed to keep the #8 Audi behind.
The #6 Toyota was relatively close to the Audi all race and did not opt for fresh tyres in the final pit stop meaning a much quicker stop and the lead of the race.
The #8 Audi pushed until the very end but couldn't pass the Toyota who take their first win in two years. It was also a slight redemption for the heart-breaking failure at 24 Hours Le Mans which cost them the victory.
Also failing to get it's optimal performance this weekend was the #5 Toyota of Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima. They finished in fifth ahead of the #2 Porsche of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb.
The #7 Audi car of Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer, caught fire after a hybrid failure and was forced to retire from the race altogether.
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing