Cover

Spa-Francorchamps - belgium

Round 7 and 8 - Belgium - Spa-Francorchamps

The GranTurismo MC climbs the podium

A magnificent debut on the track for the new Maserati GranTurismo MC, which, driven by the Lorenzo Casè / Cédric Sbirrazzuoli duo, obtained a convincing second place in race 1 held today in Spa.
 
The excellent potential of the newest Trident car, which the drivers described as “competitive, well balanced, easy to drive and extremely fast at the curves”, is therefore confirmed at the racetrack.

STARTING GRID RACE 1

24/07/2009 Spa-Francorchamps

#DriverTime
01Ludovic Sougnez2:40.146
02Kevin Veltman2:40.745
03Pierre Brice Mena2:41.404
04Michael Mallock2:42.067
05Joe Osborne2:42.988
06Lucas Ordonez2:43.794
07Henry Fletcher2:45.733
08Raphael vder Straten2:46.803
09Gianni Giudici2:49.861
10Vladimir Hladik2:50.648

STARTING GRID RACE 2

24/07/2009 Spa-Francorchamps

#DriverTime
01Maxime Martin 2:37.361
02Alex Buncombe2:37.737
03Hunter Abbott2:38.382
04Michael Mallock2:38.778
05Pierre Brice Mena2:38.911
06Kevin Veltman2:39.312
07Lorenzo Case2:39.867
08Tom Dunstan2:41.237
09Jens Richter2:41.941
10Alexander Pugachev2:42.849

RACE 1 RESULTS

24/07/2009 Spa-Francorchamps

#DriverTime
01Mallock42:29.365
02Sbirrazzuoli/Casè+1.507
03Fletcher/Abbott+14.672
04Osborne/Dunstan+26.312
05Hladik+1:14.770
06Straten+1:17.936
07Giudici+1:19.492
08Guttroff/Richter+1 LAP
09Mena+1 LAP
10Perlini+1 LAP

RACE 2 RESULTS

25/07/2009 Spa-Francorchamps

#DriverTime
01Mallock41:59.412
02Buncombe/Ordonez42:06.554
03Mena42:11.334
04Abbott/Fletcher42:12.126
05Veltman42:21.197
06Casè/Sbirrazzuoli42:24.538
07Dunstan/Osborne42:36.449
08Hladik43:11.567
09Straten43:15.994
10Pugachev41:02.102

PIT & PADDOCK

25/07/2009

The comments after race 2
Amato Ferrari: «The first weekend has gone well with a second and a sixth place. The car proved that it is very reliable».

24/07/2009

The comments after the race 1
Lorenzo Casè: «I was in a good position when I took over the car as Cédric (Sbirrazzuoli) had improved on his starting position.»

24/07/2009

The comments after the qualifying sessions
Lorenzo Casé: «The reason why qualifying 1 was not all that pleasing is that we lost a lot of time because limits imposed by the bad weather.»