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Bertolini-Bartels claim second place

Bertolini / Bartels take a solid second
20/04/2008

Poor weather conditions did not affect the show at the 2008 Tourist Trophy held today at Silverstone as the FIA GT got going. Vitaphone Racing's Maserati MC12s ran an aggressive race, recovering ground after cutely deciding to head back into the pits to mount slicks. Bertolini / Bartels came in second and Negraõ / Ramos seventh; results that promise much in what will be a long and difficult championship. Bertolini / Bartels did well to steer clear of the traffic at the start and, once more, the ever-reliable MC12 did the rest.

 

STARTING GRID

19/04/2008 Silverstone

#DriverTime
01Fassler/Deletraz01:55.220
02Bouchut/Maassen01:55.303
03Konopka/Konrad/Edwards01:55.459
04Wendlinger/Sharp01:55.525
05Hezemans/Gollin01:55.734
06Peter/Simonsen01:55.934
07Kirkaldy/Bell01:56.632
08Ramos/Negrao01:56.647
09Lichtner-Hoyer/Muller01:56.877
10Collard/Westbrook01:57.662

RACE RESULTS

20/04/2008 Silverstone

#DriverTime
01Wendlinger/Sharp02:00:07.667
02Bertolini/Bartels+ 3.807
03Simonsen/Peter+ 5.077
04Bouchut/Maassen+ 8.295
05Hezemans/Gollin+ 8.598
06Muller/Lichtner-Hoyer+ 22.517
07Negrao/Ramos+ 40.77
08Fassler/Deletraz+ 58.396
09Vosse/Franchi+ 1 LAP
10Kox/Rusinov+ 1 LAP

PIT & PADDOCK

20/04/2008

Comments after the race at Silverstone
Michael Bartels: «It's a great result for our team, we gained a lot of points for the Cham pionship and it proves our competitiveness.»

19/04/2008

Comments after the qualifying at Silverstone
Alexander Negraõ: «The five position in race for me are realistic target».