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Bernoldi/Ramos second in pre-qualifying

17/09/2010 - Portimao
The No.2 Maserati MC12 from Vitaphone Racing Team and driven by Bernoldi/Ramos took second in pre-qualifying.

The session took place in the afternoon at Portimao ahead of round seven of the FIA GT1 World Championship. The race will be held at the Algarve circuit on Sunday.

After trying out new set ups in the morning's free practice, the Bernoldi/Ramos crew switched back to their original set up. The move paid off straight away as they posted a time of 1:43.515, just 82 thousandths off the lap set by the No.5 Matech with Mutsch/Westbrook on board.

Bartels/Bertolini, in the No.1 Maserati from Vitaphone Racing Team, claimed sixth but the two Maseratis fielded by Triple H Team Hegersport are further back with Mayr-Melnhof/Pier Guidi (fifteenth) and Heger/Mueller (seventeenth).

Official qualifying will be run tomorrow, Saturday 18 September, at 12.15 (Italian time). The Qualifying Race, when the first points of the weekend of the Portuguese weekend will be awarded, is timed for 17.45 Italian time.




015Mutsch / WestbrookFord GT Matech01:43.433
022Bernoldi / RamosMaserati MC12+0.082
0340Martin / LeindersFord GT+0.154
0423Dumbreck / KrummNissan GT - R+0.562
0513Hennerici / MargaritisCorvette Z06+0.588
061Bertolini / BartelsMaserati MC12+0.709
0724Kox / HaaseLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S+0.728
089Makowiecki / ClairayAston Martin DB9+0.941
0910Hirschi / PiccioneAston Martin DB9+1.006
1011Jousse / MaassenCorvette Z06+1.061
1138Pastorelli / SchwagerLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S+1.212
1222Campbell-Walter / HughesNissan GT - R+1.216
136Prost / JaniFord GT Matech+1.246
1437Bouchut / BassengLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S+1.247
1534Mayr-Melnhof / Pier GuidiMaserati MC12+1.269
164Ara / NilssonNissan GT - R+1.324
1733Heger / MüllerMaserati MC12+1.374
183Wendlinger / MoserNissan GT - R+1.409
1925Kechele / MentenLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S+1.424
2041Palttala / KuppensFord GT+1.427
217Turner / EngeAston Martin DB9+1.574
228Mücke / LamyAston Martin DB9+1.9
2312Cazenave / KuismanenCorvette Z06+2.296

Vitaphone Racing Team 

Maserati looking for the right set up

17/09/2010 - Portimao
Maserati used free practice and pre-qualifying to settle on the right set up for the Portimao weekend.

The Maseratis performed brilliantly in both sessions at the Algarve circuit and are confident going into Sunday's race.
In the morning's free practice, the Bartels/Bertolini duo took second place in the No.1 Maserati MC12 N.1 fielded by the Vitaphone Racing Team. The other crews were a little further back with the stand-out display put in by the No.34 Maserati MC12 from Triple H Team Hegersport. On board was the first-time pairing of Pier Guidi/Mayr-Melnhof.





Free practice

0140Martin / LeindersFord GT01:44.446
021Bertolini / BartelsMaserati MC12+0.182
0323Dumbreck / KrummNissan GT - R+0.207
046Prost / JaniFord GT Matech+0.264
057Turner / EngeAston Martin DB9+0.337
065Mutsch / WestbrookFord GT Matech+0.362
079Makowiecki / ClairayAston Martin DB9+0.557
0837Bouchut / BassengLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S+0.574
093Wendlinger / MoserNissan GT - R+0.637
1034Mayr-Melnhof / Pier GuidiMaserati MC12+0.84
1124Kox / HaaseLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S+0.876
1238Pastorelli / SchwagerLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S+1.015
138Mücke / LamyAston Martin DB9+1.225
142Bernoldi / RamosMaserati MC12+1.251
1510Hirschi / PiccioneAston Martin DB9+1.295
1633Heger / MüllerMaserati MC12+1.315
1722Campbell-Walter / HughesNissan GT - R+1.324
1811Jousse / MaassenCorvette Z06+1.379
1913Hennerici / MargaritisCorvette Z06+1.405
2025Kechele / MentenLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S+1.645
2112Cazenave / KuismanenCorvette Z06+1.894
224Ara / NilssonNissan GT - R+2.105
2341Palttala / KuppensFord GT+2.202