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Round 2 - France - Magny Cours

Maserati triumphs at Magny Cours
01/05/2005

Maserati triumphed at Magny Cours with the MC12 monopolising the top three podium positions.
This expected and well deserved result is a reward for all the hard work carried out by the teams and drivers. The JMB Racing car driven by Andrea Bertolini and Karl Wendlinger took the chequered flag. It was followed home by the Vitaphone Racing Team GT crew of Michael Bartels and Timo Scheider.

Behind them came their team mates Fabio Babini and Thomas Biagi. The other MC12 with Philippe Peter/Chris Buncombe/Roman Rusinov on board for JMB Racing crossed the line in seventh. The Magny Cours win is also an Italian success with three cars and three drivers making the podium. Maserati now enjoys a clear lead in the Constructors’ Cup. The team classification sees the Vitaphone Racing Team up front with the Bartels/Scheider crew heading the drivers’ table. From his spot on the front row of the grid, Andrea Bertolini held the lead for sixteen laps.

STARTING GRID

30/04/2005 Magny Cours

#Drivertime
01Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev1:36.580
02Bertolini/Wendlinger+ 0.289
03Bartels/Scheider+ 0.420
04Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans+ 0.482
05Babini/Biagi+ 0.508
06Peter/Buncombe/Rusinov+ 0.846
07Kox/Simon+ 1.535
08Ruberti/Camathias+ 1.555
09Lamy/Gardel+ 2.045
10Deletraz/Piccini+ 2.757

RACE RESULTS

01/05/2005 Magny Cours

#Drivertime
01Bertolini/Wendlinger3:01:20.442
02Bartels/Scheider+4.701
03Babini/Biagi+36.039
04Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans+1:27.458
05Lamy/Gardel+2 laps
06Bryner/Calderari/Zacchia+2 laps
07Peter/Buncombe/Rusinov+3 laps
08Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev+4 laps
09Deletraz/Piccini+5 laps
10Almeras/Berville/Casoni+8 laps

PIT & PADDOCK

01/05/2005

Comments after the race at Magny-Cours
Andrea Bertolini: «The car was spot on. We worked very hard on finding a race set up right from qualifying on».

30/04/2005

Comments after the qualifying session at Magny-Cours
Andrea Bertolini: «I am obviously very happy with this morning’s fast time.»