At the end of a gripping, tough race, Maserati took the team championship to add to the Constructors' Cup.
The Vitaphone Racing Team has a good lead and are only five points off making mathematically certain of the title with two races left. JMB Racing are next in the overall standings and so it will surely be a Trident car that claims the team title.
On the Chinese Zhuhai track where they scored a one-two last year, the MC12s managed to secure a fine result in making the poduim despite carrying an extra 40kg of weight. This meant that the number 10 and 15 cars raced with 150kg of ballast. The number 9 car lined up with ten less.
This was the car that took third with Michael Bartels/Timo Scheider on board. They edged out the twin car driven by Fabio Babini and Thomas Biagi.