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Mugello

Round 7 - Italy - Mugello

Two Maserati MC12 on the podium
17/09/2006

Mugello - The seventh round of the FIA GT championship concluded today - Sunday 17 September - on the Tuscan circuit of Mugello.

It was one of the most difficult races of the season owing to the testing weather. Michael Bartels-Andrea Bertolini and Jamie Davies-Thomas Biagi's Maserati MC12s came home second and third in a thrilling end to the race. Bartels was only 4'723 off the pace of the winners, Wendlinger-Peter (Aston Martin DBR9).

 The Maseratis beat off the challenge of the Saleen S7 R driven by Bert-Montermini-Janis and the Aston Martins with Pescatori-Babini and Deletraz-Piccini on board.

 Thanks to these results, Bartels and Bertolini strengthened their grip at the top of the Drivers' championship over Deletraz and Piccini. Vitaphone Racing Team also maintain first place in the Team standings.

STARTING GRID

16/09/2006 Mugello

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01Bartels/Bertolini01:48.436
02Bert/Montermini/Janis01:48.672
03Giannoccaro/Vilander/Pierguidi01:49.109
04Gollin/Ramos01:49.256
05Wendlinger/Peter01:49.256
06Pescatori/Babini01:49.279
07Deletraz/Piccini01:49.701
08Davies/Biagi01:49.776
09Balfe/Taylor01:51.291
10Kinch/Kirkaldy01:53.229

RACE RESULTS

17/09/2006 Mutgello

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01Wendlinger/Peter03:00:43.799
02Bertolini/Bartels+4.723
03Davies/Biagi+5.149
04Bert/Montermini/Janis+5.51
05Babini/Pescatori+34.079
06Piccini/Deletraz+1:03.602
07Hezemans/Longin/Kumpen+1:23.496
08Riccitelli/Collard+3 LAPS
09Melo/Bobbi+3 LAPS
10Sugden/Alexander+4 LAPS

PIT & PADDOCK

17/09/2006

Comments after the race at Mugello
Jamie Davies: «The start was critical as visibility was very limited».

16/09/2006

Comments after qualifying at Mugello
Toni Vilander: «It had been a difficult weekend until today».