Toyota Gazoo Clinch the WEC Manufacturers Title at the 6 Hours of Fuji

September 10, 2023Ramon Jones
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Toyota Gazoo Racing celebrate a 1-2 finish at the 6 Hours of Fuji and championship title win at their home race at Fuji International Raceway. 55,000 fans came out for the championship deciding race this weekend. The weekend started off with mixed weather conditions but they soon clear up offering perfect conditions for racing. The No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing run GR010 Hybrid Hypercar trio of Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez and Mike Conway sealed their fourth win of the 2023 season. They finished ahead of the No. 8 sister car of Brendon Hartley, Sebastien Buemi and Ryo Hirakawa by 39.119 seconds.

The Porsche Penske Motorsport No. 06 Porsche 963 finished third. The Porsche led the race for almost 4 hours but in the end they lost track position on an ill timed pit stop resulting in losing the lead. Sister car did not finish the race and fell behind. At the finish of the race the No. 05 car was 47 laps behind the lead lap. The No. 05 car was involved in an on track incident and series of penalties not served ultimately retiring from the race.


WRT took the win over United Autosports with the No. 41 car. The No. 41 car was the only car on the in class lead lap at the finish. United Autosports secured a second place finish with the No. 22 car and WRT’s sister car rounded out the top 3 with a double podium finish for the team. The No.23 United Autosports car finished 4th 14 seconds behind.


Davide Rigon, Francesco Castellacci and Thomas Flohr took the class win in the #54 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE. The win came by a margin of 22 seconds. The team was comfortable at the front in the closing stages of the race. Second place went to the #57 Kessel Racing Ferrari momentarily. However the team was handed a 10 second penalty for speeding under a yellow flag. The Penalty relegated the No. 57 car to third place behind the championship winning No. 33 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C8.R.

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