Warm up

Abu Dhabi - UAE

Maserati take things easy in the warm up

Andrea Piccini and Mike Hezemans in the Phonenix Racing/Carsport Corvette Z06 topped the timesheet in the morning warm up on Saturday 17 April at Abu Dhabi.

The two German teams fielding Maserati MC12s did not go all out but tried instead to run as many laps as possible so that they got to know the car and the track. Ramos/Bernoldi covered 11 laps to place seventh; Bartels/Bertolini (10 laps) are in thirteenth; Bobbi/Longin (10 laps) twenteenth and Heger/Margatis (9 laps) twenty-second.

The weather conditions were an improvement on yesterday’s when pre-qualifying was held in strong winds that blew sand onto the track surface.

1) Piccini/Hesemans - Corvette - 2:08.435
2) Campbell/Hughes - Nissan - 2:09.148
3) Martin/Leinders - Ford GT - 2:09.253

7) Ramos/Bernoldi - Maserati MC12 - 2:10.039
13) Bartels/Bertolini - Maserati MC12 - 2:11.010
20) Bobbi/Longin - Maserati MC12 - 2:13.566
22) Heger/Margaritis - Maserati MC12 - 2:14.498

Warm up

DriverCarTime
1 14Piccini, AndreaCorvette Z062:08.435
2 22Campbell-Walter, JamiNissan GT-R2:09.148
3 40Martin, MaximeFord GT2:09.253
4 23Krumm, MichaelNissan GT-R2:09.583
5 5Mutsch, ThomasFord GT2:09.761
6 13Zuber, AndreasCorvette Z062:09.936
7 2Bernoldi, EnriqueMaserati MC122:10.039
8 10Hirschi, JonathanAston Martin DB92:10.106
9 9Dumas, PhilippeAston Martin DB92:10.113
10 37Basseng, MarcLamborghini Murcielago R2:10.427
11 11Müller, AlexCorvette Z062:10.741
12 3Moser, HenriNissan GT-R2:10.780
13 1Bertolini, AndreaMaserati MC122:11.010
14 4Nilsson, MaxNissan GT-R2:11.208
15 25Zonta, RicardoLamborghini Murcielago R2:11.278
16 41Palttala, MarkusFord GT2:11.708
17 24Haase, ChristopherLamborghini Murcielago R2:11.817
18 12Kuismanen, PerttiCorvette Z062:12.012
19 7Enge, TomasAston Martin DB92:12.963
20 34Bobbi, MatteoMaserati MC122:13.566
21 8Mücke, StefanAston Martin DB92:13.793
22 33Heger, AltfridMaserati MC122:14.498
23 38Pastorelli, NickyLamborghini Murcielago R2:15.097
24 6Gachnang, NatachaFord GT