Benoît Tréluyer is already looking towards the Kingdom of Bahrain where the final race of the 2013 WEC will take place on 30 November.
A positive fourth place arrived at the end of the six hours of the race.
The FIA World Endurance Championship finale – the 6 Hours of Bahrain – will be held on November 30.
Young Driver AMR retires after a dominating lead
The Aston Martin works driver from Berlin, who shared the cockpit of the Vantage GTE V8 with his team colleague Darren Turner (Great Britain), won for the third time this season in the GTE pro class.
Tracy W. Krohn and co-drivers Nic Jönsson and Maurizio Mediani struggled with puzzling tire problems all weekend.
G-Drive Racing storms to third win in 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship.
A new driver combination of Bjorn Wirdheim, Eric Lux and Mark Shulzhitskiy all showed good pace in the team’s Nissan powered Zytek prototype.
OAK Racing was on a double mission when the three prototype Morgan-Nissan LM P2s shod with Dunlop tyres took up their places on the grid.
The race was won by the No.1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler, the No.7 Toyota crossed the finish line in second place.
Le Mans winners are early World Endurance Champions in China
The result puts Aston Martin at the head of the World Cup for GT Manufacturers title race, while the victorious #97 Vantage GTE climbs to the top of the Trophy for GTE Pro Teams standings.
The nr7 Toyota TS030 hybrid holds the overall lead in the 6 Hours of Shanghai.
Maurizio Mediani: “Compared to past race weekends it was a long day with practice and qualifying in one day."
no. 35, Bertrand Baguette, Martin Plowman and Ricardo Gonzalez were 4th quickest, while in no. 45 David Cheng, Jacques Nicolet and Keiko Ihara ended the session in 9th place.
Nicolas Prost and Mathias Beche secured the fifth fastest average laptime.
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.
Giancarlo Fisichella and Gianmaria Bruni, in their Ferrari 458 #51, are on top of the GTE Pro Drivers on 108 points.
The driver lineup will see for the first time this year Nicolas Prost, Andrea Belicchi and Mathias Beche sharing the wheel of the #12 Lola Toyota.
The Berlin: „Good track for the Aston Martin Vantage“
All three drivers are motivated for a podium finish that has eluded the popular American team in this season’s WEC GTE-Am class.