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Mid-Ohio (oh) - usa

Round 3 - Usa - Mid-Ohio

Unlucky race for MC12 at Mid-Ohio
22/05/2005

Lexington - Maserati finished 5th in class and 11th overall at the third round of the American Le Mans Series at Mid-Ohio.

The tyre change after Saturday's qualifying session meant that the car had to start from the back of the grid. This meant that De Simone had to mount an immediate comeback, one not devoid of incident. After only five minutes of the race, the Maserati driver clashed with Michele Rugolo's Viper at turn 7. A few minutes the later the race officials hit De Simone with a stop-go penalty. The time lost at this early stage made it very difficult to make up ground later.

 

STARTING GRID

21/05/2005 Mid-Ohio

#Drivertime
01O.Gavin/O.Beretta01:18.0
02R.Fellows/J.O'Connell01:18.1
03A.Bertolini/F.De Simone01:18.4
04T.Borcheller/J.Mowlem01:19.1
05A.Figge/R.Dalziel01:20.4
06T.Weickardt/M.Rugolo/J.Belloc01:20.6

RACE RESULTS

22/05/2005 Mid-Ohio

#Drivertime
01R.Fellows/J.O'Connell2:46.12
02O. Gavin/O. Beretta+ 34"63
03T.Borcheller/J.Mowlem+ 41"858
04A.Figge/R.Dalziel+ 2 laps
05A.Bertolini/F.De Simone+ 3 laps
06T.Weickardt/M.Rugolo/J.Belloc+ 16 laps

PIT & PADDOCK

22/05/2005

Comments After the Race At St. Jovite
Jeff Segal: «Today was a very difficult race for everyone, due mostly to the terrible weather. I'm very happy with our 5th place finish, and also encouraged by the progress that we have made with the car this weekend».