RESULTS: Shanghai 6 Hours - Race results

Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley have taken a dominant win in the Shanghai 6 Hours as their team-mates closed on the FIA World Endurance Championship title and Porsche sealed the manufacturers' crown.

Starting from pole position, the #1 Porsche led from the opening lap and wasn't headed thereafter as the defending champions did their bit to ensure the German firm got the better of Audi and Toyota in the all-important manufacturers' reckoning.

The drivers' title battle will, however, go down to the final round in Bahrain after Kamui Kobayashi, Stephane Sarrazin and Mike Conway's run to second place for Toyota kept them in the mathematical hunt.

The trio may have challenged Porsche for the win had punctures not slowed them, but they were still quick enough to beat their team-mates Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson into third position.

A low key fourth place for the #2 Porsche of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb keeps them in good position for the drivers' title though, the Swiss-German trio now 17 points clear with only a maximum of 26 available from the Bahrain finale.

In its first race since announcing it will be leaving WEC at the end of the year, Audi endured a terrible race with both R18 e-trons off the pace and hitting problems down in fifth and sixth.

In the LMP2 category, G-Drive Jota took victory in the hands of Will Stevens, Alex Brundle and Roman Rusinov, but fourth in class for the Signatech Alpine of Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre and Stephane Richelmi confirmed the title for the French outfit.

In the GT class, Ford dominated for a clear 1-2, Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell triumphing over team-mates Stefan Mucke and Olivier Pla, with Ferrari third with James Calado and Gimmi Bruni.



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