Audi heads to the fifth round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji looking to extend its newly-acquired manufacturers' lead and make further in-roads in the drivers' standings.

A tactically astute 1-2 finish last time out at the Circuit of the Americas, coupled to an identical result at the Le Mans 24 Hours, has seen Audi move ahead of Toyota in the manufacturers' reckoning, while the #2 line-up of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler is closing on the leading #8 Toyota in the drivers' standings too.

Coming into the weekend, the trio is now looking for a similar result and though Audi is yet to win a WEC race at Fuji, Lotterer and Treluyer are hoping their considerable experience at the circuit from their time competing in Formula Nippon and Super GT will reap benefits.

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"The race is a very special one for me because I've been living in Japan for more than ten years and am active in racing there as well," Lotterer said. "I'm highly motivated to battle for Audi's first victory in Japan in front of many fans. Beno?t Tr?luyer knows the track very well. I've frequently driven there before too and by now Marcel F?ssler feels comfortable in Japan as well.

"The track is very demanding and the set-up isn't easy to achieve. On the long straight, our car mustn't lose too much speed due to downforce but we've still got to be fast in the turns."