Bartels/Bertolini - Copyright Maserati / Mario Chiarappa

Qualifying race

Brno - CZE


Bartels/Bertolini win the Qualifying Race

22/05/2010 - Brno
Bartels/Bertolini were first from start to finish on Vitaphone Racing Team's Maserati MC12 no. 1.

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.



Qualifying race

011Bertolini / BartelsMaserati MC121:00:09.205
027Enge / TurnerAston Martin DB91:00:13.813
0323Krumm / DumbreckNissan GT - R1:00:20.517
0438Pastorelli / SchwagerLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S1:00:28.857
0511Maassen / HezemansCorvette Z061:00:34.960
065Grosjean / MutschFord GT Matech1:00:35.577
072Bernoldi / RamosMaserati MC121:00:35.647
089Makowiecki / SarrazinAston Martin DB91:00:36.593
0910Hirschi / PiccioneAston Martin DB91:00:47.768
1034Bobbi / LonginMaserati MC121:00:48.479
118Mücke / NygaardAston Martin DB91:00:49.160
123Wendlinger / MoserNissan GT - R1:00:55.769
1333Margaritis / HegerMaserati MC121:00:56.382
1437Basseng / JägerLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S1:01:06.998
154Ara / NilssonNissan GT - R1:01:07.365
1640Leinders / MartinFord GT Matech1:01:30.132
1713Rosina / HennericiCorvette Z061:01:32.548
1841Palttala / KuppensFord GT Matech1:01:35.852
1912Salo / KuismanenCorvette Z061:01:45.667
2025Kechele / DanisLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S1:01:49.476
2122Hughes / Campbell-WalterNissan GT - R58:48.443
226Frey / AllemannFord GT Matech1:00:28.073