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Sebring Raceway (fl) - usa

Round 1 - Usa - Sebring

Fifth Place For The Maserati MC12 At Sebring
19/03/2005

Sebring - Maserati made its return to racing in an official car in the United States, obtaining a good finishing position atthe 53rd 12 Hours of Sebring.
For the record, the race was won by the Kristensen/Werner/Letho crew driving the Audi R8.The MC12 crewed by Andrea Bertolini/Fabrizio De Simone and Fabio Babini finished in fifth place in the GT1category and ninth overall. It was a result that pleased the Maserati Corse technicians given that the car, onemodified to adhere to FIA GT1 regulations, was making its competition debut. Only a month has passedsince the first test session conducted at the Paul Ricard circuit in France.

 

STARDING GRID

18/03/2005 Sebring Raceway (FL)

#Drivertime
01O.Gavin/O.Beretta/J.Magnussen01:57.3
02R.Fellows/J.O'Connell/M.Papis01:57.7
03R.Kelleners/T.Borcheller/J.Mowlem01:57.9
04P.Kox/P.Lamy/S.Sarrazin01:58.4
05D.Brabham/D.Turner/S.Ortelli01:58.5
06A.Figge/R.Dalziel/D.Empringham01:59.4
07T.Weickardt/M.Rugolo/J.Belloc02:00.1
08C.Bouchut/S.Bourdais/F.Gollin02:00.1
09A.Bertolini/F.De Simone/F.Babini02:00.4
10R.Sutherland/N.Smith/R.Cole02:08.3

RACE RESULTS

19/03/2005 Sebring Raceway (FL)

#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

19/03/2005

Comments After The Race At Sebring
Sebring - Claudio Berro: «We are very pleased with the result obtained in such a tough race as the 12 Hours ofSebring in a car modified to meet FIA GT standards».