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Spa-Francorchamps - belgium

Van De Poele/Bartels

Round 6 - Belgium - 24 Hours of Spa

Maserati confirms its lead in the FIA GT

Maserati finished the 24 Hours of Spa with four cars in the top seven places.
It was another solid display of the Modenese cars’ reliability and performance in a race where the outcome was affected by wet weather.

The Vitaphone Racing Team can feel a little regret at the second place taken Bartels/Biagi/Van de Poele/Lamy as the crew was leading by a lap just 58 minutes from the end. However, the expert Belgian spun on the slippery surface during an especially heavy downpour. He finished up in the sand and lost the lead and a lap because of the time it took to fish him out. The car, long in second, had moved into first place as the eighteenth hour struck.

 

STARTING GRID

27/07/2007 Spa-Francorchamps

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01Corvette C6R n°52:14.554
02Aston Martin n°332:14.935
03Corvette C6R n°32:15.113
04Maserati MC12 n°112:15.258
05Maserati MC12 n°12:15.575
06Lamborghini n°282:15.530
07Maserati MC12 n°22:15.531
08Corvette C5R n°42:15.537
09Maserati MC12 n°122:15.775
10Maserati MC12 n°162:16.471

RACE RESULTS

29/07/2007 Spa-Francorchamps

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01Corvette C6R n°524:00:20.547
02Maserati MC12 n°1+ 1:17.756
03Corvette C5R n°4+ 3 LAPS
04Maserati MC12 n°2+ 3 LAPS
05Maserati MC12 n°11+ 5 LAPS
06Corvette C6R n°3+ 11 LAPS
07Maserati MC12 n°16+ 17 LAPS
08Porsche 997 n°97+ 21 LAPS
09Porsche 997 n°76+ 25 LAPS
10Corvette C5R n°18+ 30 LAPS

PIT & PADDOCK

29/07/2007

Comments after the race at Spa
Thomas Biagi: «This was the first time in my career that I managed to finish a twenty-four race, excluding the karting endurance races I have competed in».