Bartels/Bertolini win the Qualifying Race
They have won the Brno Qualifying Race and have earned the eight points that takes them to the top of the overall standings, in front of the Matech Competition Grosjean/Mutsch duo.
Having started off from pole position, the two Vitaphone Racing Team champions were able to remain in front during the entire race, resisting the Enge/Turner duo's final attempt to regain top position on the Aston Martin, which arrived second. The Maserati MC12 has confirmed its high performance and great reliability on the Brno circuit.
Vitaphone Racing Team's second Maserati MC12, driven by Bernoldi/Ramos, started out from the first row and ended the race in seventh position, slowed down by initial traffic and by subsequent pit stops.
After an excellent start which took them from seventh to fifth place, Heger/Margaritis, driving Vitaphone Racing Team's Maserati MC12 no. 33, engaged in an imprecise maneuver when entering the pit stop, which made it lose positions. They finished the race in thirteenth place. After starting off in eleventh place, Maserati MC12 no. 34 -also due to slight contact with Nissan GT-R no. 22 during the first part of the race- ended the race in tenth place thanks to Matteo Bobbi's final efforts to recover lost ground.
Tomorrow (Sunday), 23 May, the Championship Race from 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm.
|01||1||Bertolini / Bartels||Maserati MC12||1:00:09.205|
|02||7||Enge / Turner||Aston Martin DB9||1:00:13.813|
|03||23||Krumm / Dumbreck||Nissan GT - R||1:00:20.517|
|04||38||Pastorelli / Schwager||Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S||1:00:28.857|
|05||11||Maassen / Hezemans||Corvette Z06||1:00:34.960|
|06||5||Grosjean / Mutsch||Ford GT Matech||1:00:35.577|
|07||2||Bernoldi / Ramos||Maserati MC12||1:00:35.647|
|08||9||Makowiecki / Sarrazin||Aston Martin DB9||1:00:36.593|
|09||10||Hirschi / Piccione||Aston Martin DB9||1:00:47.768|
|10||34||Bobbi / Longin||Maserati MC12||1:00:48.479|
|11||8||Mücke / Nygaard||Aston Martin DB9||1:00:49.160|
|12||3||Wendlinger / Moser||Nissan GT - R||1:00:55.769|
|13||33||Margaritis / Heger||Maserati MC12||1:00:56.382|
|14||37||Basseng / Jäger||Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S||1:01:06.998|
|15||4||Ara / Nilsson||Nissan GT - R||1:01:07.365|
|16||40||Leinders / Martin||Ford GT Matech||1:01:30.132|
|17||13||Rosina / Hennerici||Corvette Z06||1:01:32.548|
|18||41||Palttala / Kuppens||Ford GT Matech||1:01:35.852|
|19||12||Salo / Kuismanen||Corvette Z06||1:01:45.667|
|20||25||Kechele / Danis||Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S||1:01:49.476|
|21||22||Hughes / Campbell-Walter||Nissan GT - R||58:48.443|
|22||6||Frey / Allemann||Ford GT Matech||1:00:28.073|