Bartels/Bertolini/Sarrazin/Negraõ - Copyright Maserati/Studio Mazzi

Free Practice

Spa-Francorchamps - BELGIUM

MC12 top in pre-qualifying

23/07/2009 - Spa-Francorchamps
Three MC12s filled the first four positions in the second unofficial test session, one finally disputed on a dry track.

Heading everyone was the No.2 MC12 crewed by Ramos/Müller/Van De Poele/Lamy who stopped the clock at 2:17.111. This time was good enough to beat the Corvette Z06 from Selleslagh Racing (2:17.563). In third was the No.33 Maserati driven by Pier Guidi/Lemeret/Vosse/Rosenblad (2:18.031), with fourth taken by the No.1 car of Bartels/Bertolini/Sarrazin/Negraõ (2:18.619). The first of the three stints that will decide the starting grid gets underway at 19.30. Session two starts at 21.45 with the final workout timed for 22.45.








012Ramos/Müller/Lamy/Van De PoeleMaserati MC122:17.111
023Longin/Ruffier/Soulet/GavinCorvette Z062:17.563
0333Guidi/Lemeret/Rosenblad/VosseMaserati MC122:18.031
041Bartels/Bertolini/Sarrazin/NegraoMaserati MC122:18.619
058Bernoldi/Streit/MaassenCorvette Z062:18.715
064Hezemans/Kumpen/Menten/MollekensCorvette Z062:18.795
0740Leinders/Kuppens/DonckerFord GT (001 PT GT1)2:19.503
0835Krumm/Turner/DavidsonNissan GT-R2:21.961

Free practice in the rain

23/07/2009 - Spa-Francorchamps
Unpredictable weather and wet conditions influenced the outcome of the opening free practice session at Spa-Francorchamps.

Heavy rain fell at the beginning and again at the end of the ninety-minute workout. Obviously, in between the downpours the track had a chance to dry out a little, so much so that some cars mounted slicks just before the second drenching. However, the surface was quite damp throughout. The No.1Maserati MC12 clocked the second best time (2:23.924) while car 33 finished fifth on the timesheet (2:24.363) and car No.2 sixth.






Free practice

013Longin/Ruffier/Soulet/GavinCorvette Z062:21.873
021Bartels/Bertolini/Sarrazin/NegraõMaserati MC122:23.924
034Hezemans/Kumpen/Menten/MollekensCorvette Z062:24.119
0435Krumm/Turner/DavidsonNissan GT-R2:24.254
0533Guidi/Lemeret/Rosenblad/VosseMaserati MC122:24.363
062Ramos/Müller/Lamy/Van De PoeleMaserati MC122:24.576
078Bernoldi/Streit/MaassenCorvette Z062:25.349
0840Leinders/Kuppens/DonckerFord GT (001 PT GT1)2:31.480
0911Dierick/Van Damm/Van Der Zwaan/Van Der ZwaanSaleen S7 Twin Turbo2:41.573