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San Luis - argentina

Bertolini and Bartels crowned champions again

Bertolini/Bartels, mission accomplished
23/11/2008

A fifth place finish at the scenic San Luis autodrome saw Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels take the Drivers' title.

Things seemed easy enough before the race got underway: a top six finish would be enough to see off the challenge of their rivals Mike Hezemans and Fabrizio Gollin. Still, it is on such days when concentration levels need to be top-draw to avoid making mistakes. It was a race on a timeless track; resembling a city circuit and completely new for the drivers. The season ended in the best of ways for the Vitaphone Racing Team as they proved they showed how organised they were and that they had a talent for selecting the right race strategy.

 

STARTING GRID

22/11/2008 San Luis

#DriverTime
01Marcel Fassler02:13.236
02Frederic Mackowiecki02:13.379
03Alexandre Negraõ02:14.001
04Andrea Bertolini02:14.542
05Bert Longin02:14.765
06Mike Hezemans02:15.569
07Martin Basso02:16.629
08Matias Russo02:19.066
09Richard Westbrook02:19.313
10Tim Mullen02:19.504

RACE RESULTS

23/11/2008 San Luis

#DriverTime
01Longin/Kumpen02:00:02.994
02Hezemans/Gollin+ 0.561
03Soulet/Ledesma/Fumal+ 34.211
04Lopez/Tuero+1:42.310
05Bertolini/Bartels+2:13.996
06Russo/Perez Companc+ 1 LAP
07Bruni/Vilander+ 1 LAP
08Montanari/Biagi+ 1 LAP
09Kirkaldy/Bell+ 2 LAPS
10Palttala/Forsten+ 2 LAPS

PIT & PADDOCK

23/11/2008

Comments after the race at San Luis
Harald Jakob Wester: «I am very happy. This is an important victory and we will keep on working in order to repeat it next year.«

22/11/2007

Comments after the qualifying at San Luis
Andrea Bertolini: «We are very confident for the race of tomorrow, considering the position of ours competitors for the title.»