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Warm up

Portimao - PRT


Bartels/Bertolini third in the warm up

19/09/2010 - Portimao
The No.1 Maserati MC12 fielded by Vitaphone Racing Team confirmed the pace shown in yesterday’s Qualifying Race by closing out this morning’s warm up in third place.

The session was held at the Algarve circuit ahead of the Championship Race in the afternoon. The Bartels/Bertolini pairing completed twelve laps during the session with a best time of 1:43.747, just seven tenths down on that set by Jani/Prost’s Matech Ford GT.

The No.2 Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC12 driven by Bernoldi/Ramos came in thirteenth, two places ahead of Heger/Mueller’s No.33 car, fielded by Triple H Team Hegersport. This morning the man behind the wheel for the whole stint was Alex Mueller.

The other Triple H Team Hegersport car, the No.34 Maserati MC12 with Pier Guidi/Mayr-Melnhof on board, ran only seven laps and posted the 18th best time overall. The crew focused on trying to find the most suitable set up and worked on the driver changes.

Bartels/Bertolini No.1 Maserati MC12 will line up on the front row in this afternoon’s 16.30 (Italian time) Championship Race. Lining up alongside them will be the Nissan GT-R crewed by Dumbreck/Krumm.



016Prost / JaniFord GT Matech01:42.968
0211Jousse / MaassenCorvette Z06+0.581
031Bertolini / BartelsMaserati MC12+0.779
0423Dumbreck / KrummNissan GT - R+1.367
055Mutsch / WestbrookFord GT Matech+1.521
069Makowiecki / ClairayAston Martin DB9+1.562
0738Pastorelli / SchwagerLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S+1.584
0824Kox / HaaseLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S+1.600
097Turner / EngeAston Martin DB9+1.632
104Ara / NilssonNissan GT - R+1.724
1137Bouchut / BassengLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S+1.756
128Mücke / LamyAston Martin DB9+1.883
132Bernoldi / RamosMaserati MC12+1.977
1410Hirschi / PiccioneAston Martin DB9+2.615
1533Heger / MüllerMaserati MC12+2.654
1612Cazenave / KuismanenCorvette Z06+2.707
1725Kechele / MentenLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S+3.470
1834Mayr-Melnhof / Pier GuidiMaserati MC12+10.461