The first Free Practice session of the 2015 6 Hours of Fuji weekend began under sunny skies and at the end of the 90-minute session the top runners in the LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am classes were split by a few hundredths of a second.
The No.92 Team Manthey Porsche of Patrick Pilet and Fred Makowiecki set the pace with the 1m39.931 lap, just 0.027s ahead of the leading AF Corse Ferrari of Davide Rigon and James Calado. The Ferrari pairing was just 0.005s faster than Ferrari teammates, reigning world champions Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander. The No.95 Vantage V8 was the fastest of the Aston Martins in 4th place with a 1m40.193, just 0.2s behind the leading Porsche.
In LMGTE Am things were just as tight, with the No.50 Larbre Competition Chevrolet Corvette of Paolo Ruberti, Gianluca Roda and Nicolai Sylvest coming out on top with a 1m40.659 lap just 0.032s ahead of championship leaders SMP Racing and their drivers Andrea Bertolini, Aleksey Basov and Victor Shaytar. The No.98 Aston Martin Vantage was third quickest with a 1m40.830 lap.