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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