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Ramos/Negraõ second at Monza

Ramos/Negraõ come second at Monza
18/05/2008

An untried duo made up of Portuguese ace Miguel Ramos and 22-year-old rookie Alexander Negraõ secured a spectacular second place in the second round of the FIA GT International Championship today in Monza.

The result moves the other Vitaphone Racing team into a good position in terms of the title. Meanwhile car no. 1 with, Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels on board, finished in fifth place. The pairing closed out well a difficult weekend featuring Saturday's poor qualification and a burst back tyre during the 13th lap.
This fifth place sees Bertolini and Bartels occupy second spot in the championship, just three points off the leaders. Vitaphone Racing Team leads the Team standings.

 

STARTING GRID

17/05/2008 Monza

#DriverTime
01Alex Muller01:49.258
02Christophe Bouchut01:49.555
03Alexandre Negrao01:49.737
04Emmanuel Collard01:50.140
05Marcel Fassler01:50.227
06Christian Montanari01:50.441
07Allan Simonsen01:50.584
08Tim Mullen01:50.649
09Gianmaria Bruni01:50.716
10Fabio Babini01:51.137

RACE RESULTS

18/05/2008 Monza

#DriverTime
01Bouchut/Maassen02:00:34.443
02Negrao/Ramos+ 24.552
03Simonsen/Peter+ 52.567
04Gollin/Hezemans+ 54.245
05Bertolini/Bartels+1:14.192
06Kumpen/Longin+ 1 LAP
07Wendlinger/Sharp+ 1 LAP
08Franchi/Vosse+ 1 LAP
09Daoudi/Aucott+ 2 LAPS
10Westbrook/Collard+ 2 LAPS

PIT & PADDOK

18/05/2008

Comments after the race at Monza
Miguel Ramos: «It was indubitably a very good race for us and I think it might have even been possible to win it.»

17/05/2008

Comments after the qualifying at Monza
Alexander Negraõ: «I am really very pleased, it was an incredible qualification race, very difficult to interpret because the second sector was really quite wet while the rest was dry.»