Kazuki Nakajima claimed pole position on home ground for Toyota in FIA World Endurance Championship qualifying at Fuji.
The Japanese driver, who shares the solo Toyota TS030 Hybrid with Alex Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre, set a best time of 1m27.499s to take pole on his return to the WEC after two races away. His lap eclipsed that of Benoit Treluyer in the best of the Audi R18 e-tron quattros by just 0.14sec.
"It means a lot for me, the team and Toyota," said Nakajima. "Now I feel quite relieved. There wasn't big pressure before, but after I got out of the car, there was a big reaction from the team, so I realized that it was quite important."
The second Audi R18 will line up on the second row of the grid after Tom Kristensen ended up third fastest on 1m28.370s.
Neel Jani claimed LMP1 privateer honours after pulling out a lap in the Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota B12/60 good enough to eclipse Danny Watts' best in the Strakka HPD ARX-03a by just under two tenths.
LMP2 pole again went to Stephane Sarrazin in the Starworks HPD ARX-03b. The Frenchman ended up two tenths up on John Martin in the ADR-Delta ORECA-Nissan 03.
Marc Lieb took GTE Am pole in his Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 911 GT3-RSR.