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Free practice

Adria - ITALY

The MC12s also competitive in the prequalifying session

15/05/2009 - Adria
At the end of the second free practice session, held when the sun had gone down, the Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC12s clocked the second and third fastest times.

Ahead of the pack was Wendlinger's Saleen although it did have a few problems during the session. 
For most of the evening, Bartels/Bertolini's No.1 car had topped the timesheet, tracked by the No.2 driven by Ramos/Müller.

The three crews put on an intense fight against the stopwatch, making the night time session at the Veneto circuit of Adria a spectacular one.








0114Wendlinger/SharpSaleen S71:12.210
021Bartels/BertoliniMaserati MC121:12.299
032Ramos/MüllerMaserati MC121:12.375
044Hezemans/KumpenCorvette Z061:12.445
0519Maassen/MoreauCorvette Z061:12.819
063Longin/RuffierCorvette Z061:12.845
0718Lacko/DominguezSaleen S71:12.946
0813Orts/MonfardiniSaleen S71:13.670
0940Leinders/KuppensFord GT (001 PT GT1)1:14.243
1044Mutsch/BiagiFord GT (001 PT GT1)1:14.444

The MC12 out in front in the first free practice

15/05/2009 - Adria
The opening free practice session at Adria saw the two Vitaphone Racing Team MC12s take spots in the top three.

Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini set the quicker of the times, stopping the clock at 1'13"201. This was just five thousandths down on the Corvette C5 with Moreau/Maassen on board and three tenths faster than Alex Müller and Miguel Ramos.










Free practice

011Bartels/BertoliniMaserati MC 121:13.201
0219Maassen/MoreauCorvette Z061:13.206
032Ramos/MüllerMaserati MC 121:13.231
0414Wendlinger/SharpSaleen S71:13.515
054Hezemans/KumpenCorvette Z061:13.579
0618Lacko/DominguezSaleen S71:13.761
0713Orts/MonfardiniSaleen S71:13.975
083Longin/RuffierCorvette Z061:14.361
0911Lemeret/HinesSaleen S7 Twin Turbo1:14.907
1044Mutsch/BiagiFord GT (001 PT GT1)1:18.282