Porsche trio maintain championship lead

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With just three rounds of the 2016 World Endurance Cham­pi­onship remain­ing, the chase for the hon­ours in the man­u­fac­tur­ers’, teams’ and dri­vers’ titles has stepped up a gear. WEC-Mag­a­zin has tak­en a clos­er look at some of the tighter cham­pi­onship bat­tles.

 

FIA World Endurance Dri­vers’ Cham­pi­onship

# Dri­ver Nation­al­i­ty Points
1 R. Dumas FRA 130
1 N. Jani CHE 130
1 M. Lieb DEU 130
2 L. di Gras­si BRA 92.5
2 L. Duval FRA 92.5
2 O. Jarvis GBR 92.5
3 M. Con­way GBR 92
3 S. Sar­razin FRA 92
3 K. Kobayashi JPN 92
4 T. Bern­hard DEU 78.5
4 B. Hart­ley NZL 78.5
4 M. Web­ber AUS 78.5
5 M. Fässler CHE 78
5 A. Lot­ter­er DEU 78

Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb con­tin­ue to lead the dri­vers’ cham­pi­onship, but their lead has been cut to 37.5 points ahead of the 6 Hours of Fuji. With a max­i­mum of 75 points up for grabs in the remain­ing rounds, any­thing can hap­pen – but unless the Porsche’s reli­a­bil­i­ty dras­ti­cal­ly dete­ri­o­rates, it’s hard to see the title going any­where else oth­er than the #2 crew.

 

FIA World Endurance Man­u­fac­tur­ers’ Cham­pi­onship

# Man­u­fac­tur­er Nation­al­i­ty Points
1 Porsche DEU 238
2 Audi DEU 185
3 Toy­ota JPN 137

It’s a sim­i­lar sto­ry in the man­u­fac­tur­ers’ title, with Porsche hold­ing a 53-point lead over Audi and Toy­ota a fur­ther 48 points behind.

 

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FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Man­u­fac­tur­ers

# Man­u­fac­tur­er Nation­al­i­ty Points
1 Aston Mar­tin GBR 215
2 Fer­rari ITA 209
3 Ford USA 133.5
4 Porsche DEU 96

The GT con­struc­tors’ title race is much tighter, with just six points sep­a­rat­ing Aston Mar­tin and Fer­rari. Indeed, no oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ers have been on the GTE Pro podi­um since Le Mans. The final three rounds are set to play host to a fas­ci­nat­ing fight in GTE Pro, with Aston Mar­tin look­ing to take their maid­en GT man­u­fac­tur­ers’ title and Fer­rari hunt­ing for their fourth.

 

FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Dri­vers

# Dri­ver Nation­al­i­ty Points
1 M. Sørensen DNK 109
1 N. Thi­im DNK 109
2 S. Bird GBR 97
2 D. Rigon ITA 97
3 D. Turn­er GBR 96
4 R. Stan­away NZL 80
4 G. Bruni ITA 80
4 J. Cal­a­do GBR 80
5 S. Mücke DEU 73
5 O. Pla FRA 73

A run of four suc­ces­sive podi­ums, includ­ing a win last time out at the 6 Hours of the Cir­cuit of the Amer­i­c­as, has vault­ed Aston Mar­tin dri­vers Mar­co Sørensen and Nic­ki Thi­im to the top of the cham­pi­onship table, 12 points ahead of Fer­rari dri­vers Sam Bird and Davide Rigon.

For the full FIA WEC cham­pi­onship stand­ings in all the class­es, vis­it our Stand­ings sec­tion.

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