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Round 5 - Czech Republic - Brno

Second place for Bertolini / Wendlinger at Brno

The fifth FIA GT championship race saw Maserati consolidate its lead in the Constructors' Cup and the team championship.

Vitaphone Racing Team and JMB Racing came home respectively first and second, respectively. The race was an eventful and demanding one owing to the rain that began to fall forty five minutes after the start and which lasted until close to the end.

The two Maserati teams were not particularly lucky during the weekend. Two unplanned stops cost the number 9 and 16 MC12 the chance of making the podium. The number 10 MC12 was clipped by another car and forced to retire.

A few curves after the start, Kumpen's Corvette mounted the kerb and went into a spin. Babini, fourth at that stage, was run into by Kox's Lamborghini and then Piccini's 575 in trying to avoid him. Babini managed to make it back to the pits and the team attempted to patch up the car but their efforts were in vain.


25/06/2005 Brno

02Bertolini/Wendlinger+ 0''364
03Bartels/Scheider+ 0''378
04Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans+ 0''598
05Babini/Biagi+ 0''966
06Kox/Morbidelli+ 1''441
07Lamy/Gardel+ 1''609
08Deletraz/Piccini+ 1''728
09Melo/Belloc+ 2''268
10Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev+ 2''293


26/06/2005 Brno

02Bertolini/Wendlinger+ 58"036
03Melo/Belloc+ 59"863
04Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans+ 1 lap
05Bartels/Scheider+ 1 lap
06Peter/Buncombe/Rusinov+ 1 lap
07Keen/Halliday+ 2 laps
08Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev+ 2 laps
09Montermini/Herbeck+ 4 laps
10Pirri/Senkyr/Hooker+ 6 laps



Comments after the FIA GT race at Brno
Andrea Bertolini: «Considering that we started from that back of the grid we have to be satisfied. When it began to rain I tried to delay making the pit stop and took a few risks running slicks in the wet.»


Comments after the FIA GT qualifying at Brno
Philippe Peter: «For me it is almost like a home race as I am from Vienna. I am very happy, for my team, Red Bull and Pirelli.»