Free practice

Brno - CZE

Heger/Margaritis

Prequalifying

DriversCarTime
1 40Leinders / MartinFord GT Matech2:12.613
2 11Maassen / HezemansCorvette Z062:12.744
3 1Bertolini / BartelsMaserati MC122:13.031
4 2Bernoldi / RamosMaserati MC122:13.271
5 33Margaritis / HegerMaserati MC122:13.340
6 24Kox / HaaseLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S2:13.356
7 38Pastorelli / SchwagerLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S2:13.572
8 37Basseng / JägerLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S2:13.577
9 12Salo / KuismanenCorvette Z062:13.633
10 7Enge / TurnerAston Martin DB92:13.776
11 34Bobbi / LonginMaserati MC122:13.793
12 4Ara / NilssonNissan GT - R2:14.351
13 22Hughes / Campbell-WalterNissan GT - R2:15.168
14 8Mücke / NygaardAston Martin DB92:15.466
15 41Palttala / KuppensFord GT Matech2:15.601
16 9Makowiecki / SarrazinAston Martin DB92:15.713
17 23Krumm / DumbreckNissan GT - R2:15.968
18 5Grosjean / MutschFord GT Matech2:16.612
19 10Hirschi / PiccioneAston Martin DB92:17.105
20 25Kechele / DanisLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S2:17.295
21 3Wendlinger / MoserNissan GT - R2:17.547
22 13Hennerici / RosinaCorvette Z062:17.970
23 6Frey / AllemannFord GT Matech2:20.058

Maserati unfazed by variable weather

Variable weather, with sometimes violent showers followed by sunshine, made things extra hard for the teams and mechanics today at Brno. The cars took to the track for the two sessions that were run ahead of the third round of the FIA GT1 World Championship.

The teams tried various set ups as the forecast for the weekend promises more of the same uneven weather.

The No.1 Maserati MC12, fielded by the Vitaphone Racing Team and driven by Bertolini/Bartels, clocked the fastest time in the first free practice, run on a dry track, and placed third in the wet session. Bernoldi/Ramos' No.2 Maserati also did well with both set ups and finished sixth and fifth, respectively, in the two sessions.

Fifth place in the wet went to Margaritis/Heger in the No.33 Maserati from the Triple H Team Hegersport; just behind it came the team's other car with Bobbi and Longin coming home ninth and then eleventh.

 

 

Free practice

DriversCarTime
1 1Bertolini / BartelsMaserati MC121:56.522
2 23Krumm / DumbreckNissan GT - R1:57.014
3 5Grosjean / MutschFord GT Matech1:57.171
4 11Maassen / HezemansCorvette Z061:57.343
5 33Margaritis / HegerMaserati MC121:57.674
6 2Bernoldi / RamosMaserati MC121:57.915
7 4Ara / NilssonNissan GT - R1:58.131
8 40Leinders / MartinFord GT Matech1:58.208
9 34Bobbi / LonginMaserati MC121:58.208
10 7Enge / TurnerAston Martin DB91:58.265
11 3Wendlinger / MoserNissan GT - R1:58.393
12 8Mücke / NygaardAston Martin DB91:58.709
13 38Pastorelli / SchwagerLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S1:58.743
14 22Hughes / Campbell-WalterNissan GT - R1:58.802
15 13Hennerici / RosinaCorvette Z061:58.857
16 10Hirschi / PiccioneAston Martin DB91:58.930
17 12Salo / KuismanenCorvette Z061:59.238
18 9Makowiecki / SarrazinAston Martin DB91:59.339
19 24Kox / HaaseLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S1:59.353
20 37Basseng / JägerLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S1:59.558
21 41Palttala / KuppensFord GT Matech2:00.282
22 6Frey / AllemannFord GT Matech2:00.496
23 25Kechele / DanisLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S2:03.506