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Fourth place in qualifying for the MC12 at Road America

The Maserati MC12 will start fourth on the GT1 grid for the Aug. 21 American Le Mans Series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Factory driver Andrea Bertolini qualified the No. 35 Maserati in 2'01"741 seconds on the 4.048-mile road course, just a half-second behind the third-place Saleen S7R. The championship-leading Corvette team took the top two class positions. Bertolini will share driving duty with Fabrizio de Simone in the 2h45 race.

This is the first race at Road America for Bertolini, de Simone and the MC12, but not for Maserati. The Italian manufacturer has two previous victories in the Road America 500 – with the Maserati Tipo 61 in 1960 and the Maserati Tipo 63 in 1962.