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Round 1 - England - Silverstone

Triumph for the MC12 in the 'Tourist Trophy'
07/05/2006

On the English circuit of Silverstone, the MC12 driven by Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini won the first race of the season and took the prestigious 'Tourist Trophy'. The Modenese car beat off the challenge of Bert-Janis's Saleen S7R and the Aston Martin DBR9 driven by Gollin-Babini.
The other Maserati, fielded by the Vitaphone Racing Team, also did well as Jamie Davies and Thomas Biagi steered it to fifth. At the end of three hours and 95 laps, Bartels-Babini's overall time was 3h00'40'717 at an average speed of 162 km/h; 4'735 faster than their adversaries.

 

STARTING GRID

06/05/2006 Silverstone

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01Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans1:58.288
02Bert/Janis1:58.905
03Deletraz/Piccini2:00.284
04Bartels/Bertolini2:00.860
05Bouchut/Brabham2:01.167
06Pescatori/Ramos/Malucelli2:02.299
07Davies/Biagi2:02.378
08Kinch/Kirkaldy2:02.734
09Gollin/Babini2:02.903
10Collard/Riccitelli2:03.069

RACE RESULTS

07/05/2006 Silverstone

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01Bertolini/Bartels3:00:40.717
02Janis/Bert+4.735
03Babini/Gollin+1:04.019
04Bouchut/Brabham+1:05.870
05Davies/Biagi+1:28.581
06Piccini/Deletraz+1 LAP
07Pescatori/Ramos+1 LAP
08Hezemans/Longin/Kumpen+1 LAP
09Melo/Bobbi+4 LAPS
10Collard/Riccitelli+4 LAPS

PIT & PADDOCK

07/05/2006

Comments after the race at Silverstone
Claudio Berro: «It was a great win for team Vitaphone, obtained in a fantastic car, with impeccable drivers and a perfect strategy».

06/05/2006

Comments after the qualifying at Silverstone
Andrea Bertolini: «We were a little unfortunate in official qualifying».