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Round 6 - Usa - Portland

MC12 close to the podium at Portland
31/07/2005

Portland - The No. 35 Maserati MC12 finished fourth in the GT1 class in the American Le Mans Series race at Portland International Raceway on Saturday evening.

Fabrizio de Simone started the race from fourth on the GT1grid, but quickly took third place from one of the dominant Corvettes just two minutes into the two-hour 45-minute race. A hit from a GT2-class car put him off line, allowing the Corvette to retake the position. The team pitted at 43m for fuel and rear tires, but lost valuable time due to a starter malfunction. 

 

STARTING GRID

30/07/2005 Portland

#Drivertime
01O.Gavin/O.Beretta01:08.2
02R.Fellows/J.O'Connell01:08.4
03T.Borcheller/J.Mowlem01:08.7
04A.Bertolini/F.De Simone01:08.8
05A.Figge/R.Dalziel01:08.9
06T.Weickardt/M.Rugolo01:09.9

RACE RESULTS

31/07/2005 Portland

#Drivertime
01O.Gavin/O.Beretta2:45.35
02R.Fellows/J.O'Connell0"623
03A.Figge/R.Dalziel+ 1 lap
04M.Salo/F.De Simone+ 2 laps
05T.Weickardt/M.Rugolo+ 8 laps
06T.Borcheller/J.MowlemD.n.f.

PIT & PADDOCK

31/07/2005

Comments after the ALMS race at Portland
Fabrizio de Simone: «I had quite a good start. I didn't want to take too much risk on the first corner, but I was able to overtake a Corvette on the second lap.»