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Round 3 - England - Silverstone

Three Maseratis lead the FIA GT Championship
15/05/2005

Fabio Babini and Thomas Biagi, in the Vitaphone Racing Team MC12, finished third in the third FIA GT race held at Silverstone.

They now move into first spot in the drivers' championship alongside Andrea Bertolini and Karl Wendlinger (JMB Racing), fourth in England, and Michael Bartels/Timo Scheider (Vitaphone), who came home fifth.

The Vitaphone Racing Team stilll holds top spot in the team championship while Maserati has consolidated its place in the Constructors' Cup. The fourth MC12 in the race ended in eighth with Philippe Peter/Chris Buncombe and Roman Rusinov (JMB Racing), after Buncombe was hit with a pit lane drive through penalty.

STARTING GRID

14/05/2005 Silverstone

#Drivertime
01Brabham/Turner01:15.792
02Kox/Lamy+0.537
03Babini/Biagi+0.816
04Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans+0.818
05Gardel/Gollin+0.858
06Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev+0.858
07Bartels/Scheider+1.014
08Bertolini/Wendlinger+1.310
09Peter/Buncombe/Rusinov+1.459
10Deletraz/Piccini+1.809

RACE RESULTS

15/05/2005 Silverstone

#Drivertime
01Kox/Lamy03:00.28.713
02Brabham/Turner+1.937
03Babini/Biagi+11.078
04Bertolini/Wendlinger+1 LAP
05Bartels/Scheider+1 LAP
06Gardel/Gollin+1 LAP
07Deletraz/Piccini+2 LAPS
08Peter/Buncombe/Rusinov+2 LAPS
09Ardizzone/Panzavuota/Hooker+7 LAPS
10Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev+8 LAPS

PIT & PADDOCK

15/05/2005

Comments after the race at Silverstone
Silverstone - Fabio Babini: «The car was perfect: I had the chance to really push and put pressure on the Astons».

14/05/2005

Comments after the qualifying at Silverstone
Andrea Bertolini and Karl Wendlinger: «Downforce on this track in a key factor, having a smaller rear wing hinders us.