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Bertolini-Bartels still out in front

Bertolini / Bartels, a planned sixth at Brno
14/09/2008

Going into the Brno race, the main aim for Vitaphone Racing was to bring home as many points as possible. Their challenge would be hindered by the ballast assigned after the superb displays at Spa and Bucharest. With Bertolini / Bartels taking sixth and Negraõ/Ramos in seventh, it was mission accomplished. For the next race at Nogaro the ballast will be much lighter, making life easier for the MC12.

Sixth pleased Bertolini and Bartels though they were a little put out about the ten seconds lost in the pit lane; a delay that meant they missed out on chance to finish higher. Overall, Bertolini/Bartels have a 13.5 point lead over team mates Ramos/Negraõ; in the Teams’ championship, Vitaphone Racing Team still has a healthy advantage.

STARTING GRID

13/09/2008 Brno

#DriverTime
01Karl Wendlinger01:51.675
02Mike Hezemans01:52.705
03Anthony Kumpen01:52.849
04Christophe Bouchut01:52.876
05Philipp Peter01:53.251
06Marcel Fassler01:53.368
07Alex Muller01:53.625
08Alexandre Negrao01:53.977
09Martin Basso01:54.089
10Michael Bartels01:54.428

RACE RESULTS

14/09/2008 Brno

#DriverTime
01Wendlinger/Sharp2:00:19.212
02Hezemans/Gollin+ 8.207
03Maassen/Bouchut+ 8.59
04Fassler/Deletraz+ 8.856
05Muller/Lichtner-Hoyer+ 50.485
06Bertolini/Bartels+1:01.559
07Negrao/Ramos+1:36.948
08Tuero/Basso+ 1 LAP
09Bruni/Vilander+ 2 LAPS
10Janak/Bergmeister+ 2 LAPS

PIT & PADDOCK

14/09/2008

Comments after the race at Brno
Michael Bartels: «We'll race with 40 kg less on board in Nogaro and I think we'll be able to return to our usual positions.»

13/09/2008

Comments after the qualifying at Brno
Michael Bartels: «The main reason behin d today's result, which when analyzed superficially may seem disappointing, lies in the 125 extra kilos we have aboard.»