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Dubai

Round 10 - United Arab Emirates - Dubai

Maserati round off the Championship in style
18/11/2006

Dubai - The Dubai circuit in the United Arab Emirates today (Saturday 18 November) hosted the tenth and last round of the 2006 FIA GT championship.

The series saw the Maserati MC12 fielded by the Vitaphone Racing Team scoop the Team and Drivers' titles before the end of the season courtesy of Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini.

The race in Dubai for the Trident cars ended with Jamie Davies-Thomas Biagi-Vincent Vosse taking third and the Michael Bartels-Andrea Bertolini-Eric van de Poele crew in eleventh. In first came Deletraz Piccini (Aston Martin DBR9) followed by the Corvette C6R driven by Longin-Kumpen-Hezemans (Corvette C6R).

 

STARTING GRID

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01Gardel/Zacchia/Makowiecki01:55.987
02Malucelli/Babini01:56.067
03Gollin/Ramos01:56.076
04Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans01:56.116
05Bartels/Bertolini/Van De Poele01:56.430
06Wendlinger/Peter/Janis01:56.540
07Davies/Biagi/Vosse01:56.881
08Deletraz/Piccini01:57.152
09Bert/Montermini/Menten01:57.356
10Niarchos/Mullen02:01.260

RACE RESULTS

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01Deletraz/Piccini03:01:50.016
02Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans+49.964
03Davies/Biagi/Vosse+1:13.571
04Malucelli/Babini+1:48.301
05Wendlinger/Peter/Janis+1 LAP
06Gollin/Ramos+1 LAP
07Gardel/Zacchia/Makowiecki+3 LAPS
08Niarchos/Mullen+4 LAPS
09Vilander/Melo+4 LAPS
10Salo/Aguas+4 LAPS

PIT & PADDOCK

18/11/2006

Comments after the race at Dubai
Andrea Bertolini: «We have worked hard all year for this result: the team and Drivers’ titles.»

17/11/2006

Comments after the qualifying at Dubai
Andrea Bertolini (2): «It would be wonderful to finish the championship with a victory».