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Oschersleben - germany

Round 7 - Germany - Oschersleben

Another one-two for Maserati at Oschersleben
28/08/2005

It was another one-two for Maserati after the success at Spa. This weekend witnessed the series move on to Oschersleben in Germany. The Modena house is now even closer to the mathematical lead in the Constructors' Cup.

At the end of an exciting race the Fabio Babini/Thomas Biagi crew secured their first win of the season. They edged out Andrea Bertolini e Karl Wendlinger, who have now extended their lead in the drivers' championship.
Three Italians are on the podium and so the Vitaphone Racing Team maintains the lead in the team championship ahead of the JMB Racing team.

Behind the two MC12s came the Corvette driven Hezemans/Longin/Kumpen crew. They came in just in front of the Saleen with Gounon/Lechner in the driving seat. It was a good fifth spot for the Philipp Peter/Arjan van der Zwaan/Marcello Zani JMB Racing MC12. They preceded the team GPC 575, the Labre 550 and the team Reiter Lamborghini Murcielago. Zani was making his debut in the Trident car.

STARTING GRID

27/08/2005 Oschersleben

#Drivertime
01Bartels/Scheider01:22.991
02Babini/Biagi0.081
03Hezemans/Kumpen/Longin0.132
04Deletraz/Piccini0.371
05Peter/Zwaan/Zani0.682
06Lechner/Gounon0.711
07Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev1.104
08Bertolini/Wendlinger1.286
09Lamy/Gardel1.371
10Melo/Belloc1.533

RACE RESULTS

28/08/2005 Oschersleben

#Drivertime
01Babini/Biagi02:58.24.414
02Bertolini/Wendlinger+20.29
03Hezemans/Kumpen/Longin+24.99
04Lechner/Gounon+58.102
05Peter/Zwaan/Zani+1:15.233
06Deletraz/Piccini+1 lap
07Lamy/Gardel+1 lap
08Kox/Simon+1 lap
09Keen/Halliday+4 laps
10Hermann/Stahl/Konrad+6 laps

PIT & PADDOCK

28/08/2005

Comments after the race at Oschersleben
Fabio Babini: «It was important after Spa to win points and keep in touch with the leaders.»

27/08/2005

Comments after qualifying session at Oschersleben
Michael Bartels: «The car was in good shape yesterday and so we wanted to continue the positive trend and start from the front.»