Porsche build manufacturers’ championship lead

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Porsche now hold a commanding lead in the FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship
Porsche now hold a commanding lead in the FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship

 

With just two rounds remaining in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, the manufacturer and team titles are beginning to take shape. WEC-Magazin takes a look at the standings after the weekend’s race.

 

FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship

# Manufacturer Nationality Points
1 Porsche DEU 264
2 Audi DEU 211
3 Toyota JPN 119
4 Nissan JPN 0

The manufacturers’ championship is practically a foregone conclusion, after a run of four victories in a row for the Stuttgart-based marque. Another one-two at Fuji International Speedway at the weekend reinforced their lead. All Porsche must do to take the manufacturers’ title is to finish both of the final two races in classified positions.

 

FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Manufacturers

# Manufacturer Nationality Points
1 Ferrari ITA 228
2 Porsche DEU 215
3 Aston Martin GBR 169

Porsche don’t have things all their own way in the GT manufacturers’ championship, with Ferrari pulling away from the German marque with first- and third-placed finishes at Fuji. As in 2014, when Ferrari only wrapped up the title at the final round in Bahrain, this championship is likely to go down to the wire.

 

FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Teams

# Team Nationality Points
1 G-Drive Racing #26 RUS 134
2 KCMG HKG 122
3 G-Drive Racing #28 RUS 119
4 Extreme Speed Motorsports #30 USA 56
5 Team SARD Morand CHE 50
6 Extreme Speed Motorsports #31 USA 48
6 Signatech Alpine FRA 48
7 Strakka Racing GBR 45
8 OAK Racing FRA 34

There was drama in the LMP2 teams title, with a hotly disputed incident between the KCMG car and the #28 G-Drive Racing squad with just five minutes of the race remaining putting the Hong Kong-entered team out of the race. As a result, KCMG have surrendered their championship lead to the #26 car.

 

FIA Endurance Trophy for LMGTE Pro Teams

# Team Nationality Points
1 Porsche Team Manthey #91 DEU 119
2 AF Corse #71 ITA 117
3 AF Corse #51 ITA 111
4 Aston Martin Racing #99 GBR 84
5 Aston Martin Racing #95 GBR 83
6 Porsche Team Manthey #92 DEU 78
7 Aston Martin Racing #97 GBR 44

The GTE Pro teams battle is one of the closest in this season’s WEC. The #91 Porsche crew still hold the championship lead, but the two AF Corse entries – including the reigning champions in the #51 squad – are closing in.

 

FIA Endurance Trophy for LMGTE Am Teams

# Team Nationality Points
1 SMP Racing RUS 140
2 AF Corse ITA 111
3 Dempsey-Proton Racing DEU 104
4 Aston Martin Racing #98 GBR 99
5 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing DEU 58
6 Aston Martin Racing #96 GBR 40
7 Larbre Competition FRA 34

SMP Racing maintain a commanding lead in the GTE Am teams’ championship, largely thanks to their victory and the resulting double points at Le Mans. The #83 AF Corse and the #77 Dempsey-Proton Racing crews will be hoping that SMP Racing fail to finish one of the final two rounds.

 

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