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FIA WEC, Fuji: Bruni and Vilander won the race. Podium for all the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italias.

FUJI SPEEDWAY, October 11th - Victory for the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia #51, in the GTE Pro category, in the "6 Hours of Fuji", the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander, the current GT world champions started from the second position on grid, took the lead at the third hour. From that moment, they did not give up more the first place and ended with a lap over the Porsche #92. In third place, Davide Rigon and James Calado in the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italy #71. 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. The good news, under the rain in the Japanese round of the world competition, do not end there.

In the GTE Am category, François Perrodo, Emmanuel Collard and Rui Aguas gained a new podium thanks to the third place in their AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia #83. The trio confirms his talent and takes important points in the championship: with two race to go, Perrodo-Collard-Aguas are second in the GTE Am Drivers standing with 111 points (Basov, Shaytar and Bertolini are first, 140 points).

Ferrari has extended its lead to 13 points in the constructors' table (228 points), while AF Corse is second in both GTE Pro and GTE Am Team classification with respectively 117 points (just 2 points behind Porsche Team Manthey) and 111 (the first among the GTE Am team is SMP Racing with 140 points).

The next round of the FIA WEC will be at Shanghai, November 1st.


 
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