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Road Atlanta (ga) - usa

Round 2 - Usa - Road Atlanta

Third place for the MC12 at Road Atlanta
17/04/2005

Road Atlanta - It was a fine third placed finish in the GT1 class for the Maserati MC12 in the second round of the American Le Mans series. The race was held at Road Atlanta (Braselton, Georgia) on 17 April and Andrea Bertolini and Fabrizio De Simone were the men in the driving seat.

The car carried 30kg of ballast compared to the 58kg on board at Sebring. It had made notable progress and more than held its own against the fearful competition, especially in the form of the official Chevrolet Corvette C6R and the Saleen S7R from the ACEMCO team. The race lasted 2h 45m and confirmed the high levels of competitivity of the LMP and GT class cars.

 

STARTING GRID

16/04/2005 Road Atlanta

#Drivertime
01R.Fellows/J.O'Connell01:17.0
02O.Gavin/O.Beretta/J.Magnussen01:17.3
03A.Bertolini/F.De Simone01:17.7
04T.Borcheller/J.Mowlem01:18.1
05A.Figge/R.Dalziel01:18.4
06T.Weickardt/M.Rugolo/J.Belloc01:22.0

RACE RESULTS

17/04/2005 Road Atlanta

#Drivertime
01R.Fellows/J.O'Connell46:22.0
02O.Gavin/O.Beretta/J.Magnussen+ 1 lap
03A.Bertolini/F.De Simone+ 1 lap
04T.Borcheller/J.Mowlem+ 1 lap
05A.Figge/R.Dalziel+ 2 laps
06T.Weickardt/M.Rugolo/J.Belloc+ 5 laps

PIT & PADDOCK

17/04/2005

Comments After The Race At Road Atlanta
Claudio Berro: «To achieve this position is a fantastic result for Maserati»