A British-built March chassis took one of the most bizarre WSC wins in the series’ history – at Fuji in 1985. The 85G, powered by a 3-litre, twin-turbo V6 Nissan and driven solo by top Japanese racer Kazuyoshi Hoshino, capitalised on the appalling weather that befell the Japanese venue that October. The rain was so incessant and the track so flooded that all the factory Group C teams – Rothmans Porsche, TWR Jaguar and Mazdaspeed – as well as most of the top privateer squads (John Fitzpatrick, Joest and Richard Lloyd), withdrew, refusing to start what was scheduled to be a 1000km event. In the end, the race did get going, but it was stopped just after quarter distance with Hoshino the winner. His team-mates, Akira Hagiwara and Keiji Matsumoto, never even got to drive the #28 machine. It remained Hoshino’s, March’s and Nissan’s only WSC victory – and a rare success for a soloist.