The reigning champions dominated in the night time event at Adria. Bartels/Bertolini were joined on the podium by Müller/Ramos, third after some controversy. Success during the Veneto weekend was widely expected as the MC12 had occupied a leading spot from free practice on and had proved it was in great shape with a series of fast times.
Helped along the way by an evenly matched field and on a track where traction is all-important, the Modenese GTs managed to display all their potential. Bartels/Bertolini's perfect drive was rewarded with a deserved win even if there wasn't the usual duel with Saleen rivals Wendlinger/Sharp to enjoy. Still, the victory was never in doubt though team mates Müller/Ramos did put up a fine challenge.
The No.2 car's effort seemed compromised when they were hit with a drive-through and slid to fourth place. However, a super-quick Müller made up 30" on Hezemans/Kumpen's Corvette, who eventually crossed the line in second, to earn a podium place.
|10||Karl Wendlinger||Time canc.|
|04||Maassen/Moreau||+ 1 LAP|
|05||Ruffier/Longin||+ 1 LAP|
|06||Lemeret/Hines||+ 2 LAPS|
|07||Leinders/Kuppens||+ 4 LAPS|
|08||Dominguez/Lacko||+ 11 LAPS|
|09||Biagi/Mutsch||+ 25 LAPS|
|10||Monfardini/Orts||+ 76 LAPS|