Second place finish for Mike Conway in Japan



  • The fifth round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship took Mike to Japan for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's home race - the 6 Hours of Fuji

  • Mike and his #7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing teammates Kamui Kobayashi and José María López finished in second place to complete a one-two finished for the team

  • Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi, and José María López in the #7 GR010 HYBRID, enjoyed a strong start to the weekend and Kamui was able to secure pole position for the #7 car

  • Another enthusiastic crowd packed the Fuji Speedway grandstands and saw Kamui in the pole position #7 lead the field away on a hot, sunny day

  • After the first round of pitstops, José took over controls of the #7 but the team now trailed the #8 by six seconds

  • When Mike jumped in for the driver swap of the race, the #7 ran in second place and trailed the sister #8 by over 30-seconds

  • Unfortunately, Mike was not able to overcome the deficit and took the chequered flag in second place to complete at TOYOTA GAZOO Racing one-two finish at their home race

  • Mike occupies 3rd in the Drivers' Championship, with 95 and 26 points behind the championship leaders

  • The fight for both World Championships, therefore, goes to the final race of the season, when Bahrain International Circuit hosts an eight-hour title decider on 12 November.

MIKE'S RACE REVIEW

“The team did a good job today to get a one-two in our home race, which is what we wanted to achieve. After Le Mans, Fuji is the most important race for us, so we have met our target and delivered a perfect team result. We couldn’t do much more on our car today; car #8 was just a bit quicker so we couldn’t challenge them but we had a clean race and made no mistakes. Well done to car #8 for the victory, congratulations to TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and all our partners for this great result and thanks to the fans for their support all week.”