Müller/Ramos - Copyright Maserati/Studio Mazzi

Free practice

Oschersleben - GERMANY

Ramos - Müller 

Müller/Ramos fastest in pre-qualifying

20/06/2009 - Oschersleben
The leader may have changed but it is still the Vitaphone Racing Team out in front. Again in pre-qualifying a Maserati MC12 edged out the pack.

In Friday’s free practice session, the No.1 car driven by Bartels/Bertolini set the quickest lap. This morning it was the other Maserati to claim the honour when Ramos stopped the stopwatch at 1:25.147 on his thirteenth lap.

Along with his Portuguese partner Alex Müller, he bettered by some margin the fifth fastest time he started the session with. Bartels/Bertolini came in fourth with 1:25.506, a few tenths down on the lead car.
Like the day before, the first seven drivers are bunched within a second of each other.

The morning stint was affected by the rain that began to fall soon after the start. The field did not waste any time in coming into the pits to mount wet weather tyres.

Qualifying will be held this afternoon from 17.15 to 17.50.






Pre Qualifying

012Ramos/MüllerMaserati MC121:25.147
024Hezemans/KumpenCorvette Z061:25.320
033Longin/RuffierCorvette Z061:25.322
041Bartels/BertoliniMaserati MC121:25.506
0514Wendlinger/SharpSaleen S71:25.777
0619Maassen/BiagiCorvette Z061:25.797
0718Lacko/DominguezSaleen S71:26.117
0840Leinders/KuppensFord GT (001 PT GT1)1:27.350
0935Krumm/TurnerNissan GT-R1:28.152
1011Lemeret/HinesSaleen S7 Twin Turbo1:28.238

Bartels - Bertolini 

Bertolini/Bartels quickest in free practice

19/06/2009 - Oschersleben
The weekend kicked off brilliantly for the Maserati MC12s.

At Oschersleben for the third round of the FIA GT, Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels topped the timesheet with 1’26”273 at the end of the eighty-minute free practice session. Next up came the two K plus K Saleens with Wendlinger/Sharp (1’26”467) and Lacko/Dominguez (1’26”494). AlexMüller and Miguel Ramos posted a time of 1’27”045 to claim fifth, just fourteen thousandths down on Kumpen/Hezemans’ Corvette Z06 (1’27”031).

There will be another eighty-minute pre-qualifying stint tomorrow from 10.40 - 12.00 with the race itself getting underway at 17.35.


Free practice

011Bartels/BertoliniMaserati MC121:26.273
0214Wendlinger/SharpSaleen S71:26.467
0318Lacko/DominguezSaleen S71:26.494
044Hezemans/KumpenCorvette Z061:27.031
052Ramos/MüllerMaserati MC121:27.045
0619Maassen/BiagiCorvette Z061:27.073
073Longin/RuffierCorvette Z061:27.161
0844Mutsch/HennericiFord GT (001 PT GT1)1:28.346
0940Leinders/KuppensFord GT (001 PT GT1)1:28.469
1011Lemeret/HinesSaleen S7 Twin Turbo1:28.594
1113Mowlem/MonfardiniSaleen S71:29.435
1235Krumm/TurnerNissan GT-R1:29.514