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Round 2 - Italy - Adria

Bertolini/Bartels, a spectacle by night!

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.

STARTING GRID

16/05/2009 Adria

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01Andrea Bertolini1:12.086
02Alex Müller1:12.088
03Xavier Maassen1:12.479
04Anthony Kumpen1:12.498
05James Ruffier1:13.035
06Ferdinando Monfardini1:13.390
07Bas Leinders1:13.558
08Thomas Biagi1:13.952
09Stephane Lemeret1:14.252
10Karl WendlingerTime canc.

RACE RESULTS

16/05/2009 Adria

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01Bertolini/Bartels2:00:22.680
02Kumpen/Hezemans+ 10.168
03Müller/Ramos+ 20.465
04Maassen/Moreau+ 1 LAP
05Ruffier/Longin+ 1 LAP
06Lemeret/Hines+ 2 LAPS
07Leinders/Kuppens+ 4 LAPS
08Dominguez/Lacko+ 11 LAPS
09Biagi/Mutsch+ 25 LAPS
10Monfardini/Orts+ 76 LAPS

PIT & PADDOCK

16/05/2009

The comments after the race
Michael Bartels: “I'm very happy for the team to have both cars on the podium".

16/05/2009

The comments after the qualifying
Andrea Bertolini: “It was a good session, I did a really good lap".