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Round 8 - Turkey - Istanbul

Maserati win the FIA GT Constructors' Cup
18/09/2005

Thanks to a sparkling one, two, three secured Bartels/Scheider (Vitaphone), Babini/Biagi (Vitaphone) and Bertolini/Wendlinger (JMB) in the eighth round of the FIA GT championship held today at Istanbul, Maserati has made mathematically certain of the FIA GT1 Constructors' Cup.

The Modena house is now on 197 points in the standings reserved to GT1 class constructors. Ferrari are the closest challengers on 88. In the team classification, a Vitaphone Racing Team double gives them a 22 point lead over JMB Racing (110 to 88); both teams race in Maserati MC12s. In the drivers' championship, Maserati occupies the top three positions: Bertolini/Wendlinger lead with 63 points, followed by Bartels/Scheider (56) and Babini/Biagi (54).

 

STARTING GRID

17/09/2005 Istanbul

#Drivertime
01Deletraz/Piccini01:49.611
02Peter/Artam/Pillon0.085
03Babini/Biagi0.405
04Bartels/Scheider0.576
05Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev0.795
06Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans0.908
07Lamy/Gardel0.914
08Bertolini/Wendlinger1.131
09Lechner/Ruberti1.471
10Pergl/Kox1.644

RACE RESULTS

18/09/2005 Istanbul

#Drivertime
01Bartels/Scheider02:00.02.986
02Babini/Biagi+ 10.96
03Bertolini/Wendlinger+ 26.987
04Deletraz/Piccini+ 56.471
05Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans+ 1:04.400
06Lamy/gardel+ 1 lap
07Peter/Artam/Pillon+ 1 lap
08Bouchout/fomenko/Vasiliev+ 2 laps
09Keen/Halliday+ 15 laps
10Pergl/kox+ 16 laps

PIT & PADDOCK

18/09/2005

Comments after the race at Istanbul
Claudio Berro: «An all-Maserati podium is great. It is even better having made the FIA GT1 Constructors’ Cup mathematically secure.»

17/09/2005

Comments after qualifying at Istanbul
Philipp Peter: «We are very pleased with the result but a little sad we are not on pole.»