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Round 05 - France - Paul Ricard

Another podium for Davies-Biagi's MC12
20/08/2006

Le Castellet - The Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC12, driven by Thomas Biagi and Jamie Davies, finished third in the fifth round of the FIA GT championship. 

The event was held at the French circuit of 'Paul Ricard' at Le Castellet. It was an extraordinary result for the Anglo-Italian crew that was forced to start from the pit lane after being damaged by a slower car during the formation lap. With Biagi at the wheel, the MC12 had to come into the pits to repair the rear right suspension and thus lost the front row earned in qualifying. The order at the chequered flag was headed by the Corvette C6Rs with Longin-Kumpen-Hezemans and Menten-Belloc on board. Biagi-Davies' Maserati MC12 beat off the Aston Martin DBR 9s driven by Wendlinger-Peter, Gollin-Babini and Deletraz-Piccini.

STARTING GRID

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#Drivertime
01Menten/Belloc1:52.841
02Davies/Biagi1:52.961
03Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans1:53.231
04Wendlinger/Peter1:53.827
05Bartels/Bertolini1:54.652
06Gollin/Babini1:54.825
07Pescatori/Ramos/Malucelli1:54.976
08Balfe/Taylor1:57.335
09Kinch/Kirkaldy1:59.604
10Franchitti/Mullen1:59.869

RACE RESULTS

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#Drivertime
01Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans50:04.1
02Menten/Belloc+3.325
03Davies/Biagi+1:18.516
04Wendlinger/Peter+1:30.140
05Gollin/Babini+1 LAP
06Deletraz/Piccini+1 LAP
07Bartels/Bertolini+1 LAP
08Bert/Montermini+1 LAP
09Kinch/Kirkaldy+4 LAPS
10Franchitti/Mullen+4 LAPS

PIT & PADDOCK

20/08/2006

Comments after the race at Paul Ricard
Thomas Biagi: «It is a shame, because for sure we could compete to win this race».