Good qualifying comeback in the wet for Negraõ
The session was held up for about fifteen minutes because of the heavy rain, a factor that forced the teams to switch tyres. The two Team Vitaphone Maserati MC12s, with Ramos/Negraõ and Bertolini/Bartels on board, had a tougher session than expected and could not match the morning’s free practice performance when Bertolini set the 3rd best time and Negraõ the 4th.
Andrea Bertolini closed out in 15th place with a time of 2’00”005, a lap time conditioned by the rain but that will surely be improved during the race. The Monaco based JMB Racing team will fill a spot on row 12 after their MC12 clocked 2’06”683 courtesy of gentleman drivers Peter Kutemann and Ben Aucott. The pair will be out to defend the Citation Cup, reserved to non-professionals, won in 2007.