Audi once again, claiming a 13th victory, thanks to drivers Tréluyer, Fässler and Lotterer (third success for this trio at Le Mans), part of a 1-2 finish this year.
The second round of the 2014 World Endurance Championship is scheduled for next weekend at Spa-Francorchamps.
Toyota and G-Drive win in Bahrain, Oak Racing takes LMP2 championship.
Benoît Tréluyer is already looking towards the Kingdom of Bahrain where the final race of the 2013 WEC will take place on 30 November.
Audi once again headed the time sheets overall, while LMGTE Pro category continued to provide excitement and close competition between the three luxury car manufacturers.
Drivers World Championship may be decided at Shanghai.
Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer fastest in qualifying at Fuji; Duval/Kristensen/McNish on second row.
Audi R18 e-tron quattro remains unbeaten in 2013.
It was a dry Free Practice 3 for the WEC teams at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Audi driver Lotterer set the fastest time in the final practice prior to qualifying.
The race ended in an Audi one, two, three and a Ferrari double in LM GTE as the Italian cars triumphed in both Pro and Am.
The surprise of the session was the No.12 Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota of Neel Jani, Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost which was 4th fastest, 1.029s behind the lead Audi but ahead of both works Toyotas.
The German team takes the lead on the route to Le Mans, which began this weekend in front of 35,000 spectators in the Silverstone 6 Hours, the opening round of the WEC. The European Le Mans Series had a 3-hour race.
Very close finish in the season opening FIA World Endurance Championship race at historic Silverstone. It was a battle between the two Audi R18 e-tron quattros in the closing minutes.
Tom Kristensen/Loïc Duval third in best Audi R18 e-tron quattro and Benoît Tréluyer thrown back due to software error.
In the LMGTE Pro category it was AF Corse’s Ferrari 458 Italias with best lap times
Benoît Tréluyer is also fully aware of the challenge that lies ahead as he seeks to defend his World Championship alongside #1 Audi crew-mates André Lotterer and Marcel Fässler.