Bartels - Bertolini / Copyright Maserati - Studio Mazzi

Warm up

Budapest - HUNGARY

Second best time in the warm up for the MC12

30/08/2009 - Budapest
In the thirty minute free practice session ahead of the race, Bartels/Bertolini’s MC12 set the second fastest time.

After a qualifying session in which the world champions failed to get the most out of their car following a misunderstanding with their team mates, the Italo-German crew showed they had the potential to do well in the race even with the ballast they have on board. Michael Bartels spent a long time out on the track and clocked a time of 1:44.192, one that was only bettered in the closing stages by Lacko/Nillson’s Saleen S7 (by 16 thousandths).

The other MC12s also put in solid performances to post fifth and sixth, respectively, with Pier Guidi/Bobbi (1.009 off pole) and Müller/Ramos (1.392 down).

The warm up also put to bed any concerns about the weather as bright sun and high temperatures will welcome the drivers when they line up for the 13.15 start.







Warm Up

0118Lacko/NilssonSaleen S71:44.176
021Bartels/BertoliniMaserati MC121:44.192
0314Wendlinger/SharpSaleen S71:44.218
0419Maassen/BiagiCorvette Z061:45.084
0533Pier Guidi/BobbiMaserati MC121:45.185
062Ramos/MüllerMaserati MC121:45.568
078Bernoldi/StreitCorvette Z061:46.572
083Longin/RuffierCorvette Z061:46.898
0940Leinders/KuppensFord GT (001 PT GT1)1:47.486
1044Mutsch/HirschiFord GT (001 PT GT1)1:47.887
1111Lemeret/HinesSaleen S7 Twin Turbo11:02.796
124Hezemans/KumpenCorvette Z0612:59.852