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Portimao - PRT
22/05/2011

The wheel of...misfortune

22/05/2011
Another tyre problem hit Andrea Bertolini's Maserati Quattroporte Evo at the third round of the International Superstars Series.




This time the consequences were more serious for Bertolini and the privately-owned Swiss Team squad. 

At Portimao, despite having a 40kg weight handicap, Bertolini was leading and heading for a win in the second race when a tyre problem struck. In Race 1 it was a damaged front left tyre that gave out a few hundreds metres from the finish that let him down. Luckily he only slipped one position, from third to fourth. This time it was the front right that exploded. The incident came after the Maserati driver had moved into the lead at the start of the race and was holding a healthy advantage. Number one spot came after Bertolini smartly outdid poleman Alberto Cerqui and his BMW M3 from BMW Italia.

 

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RACE 2 RESULTS

22/05/2011 Portimao

 TIMEDRIVER

0128:23.229Biagi Thomas

02+1.649Cerqui Alberto

03+18.962Gabellini Stefano

04+24.339Pigoli Massimo

05+33.670Ferrara Luigi

06+38.935Chiesa Andrea

07+46.486Romagnoli Riccardo

08+59.585Dromedari Andrea

09+1:01.091Cesari Mauro

10+1:11.998Bettini Sandro

RACE 1 RESULTS

22/05/2011 Portimao

 TIMEDRIVER

0128:15.249Biagi Thomas

02+2.529Cerqui Alberto

03+8.844Gabellini Stefano

04+23.643Bertolini Andrea

05+29.253Ferrara Luigi

06+34.435Armetta Fabrizio

07+35.805Pigoli Massimo

08+39.596Cerruti Michela

09+47.632Chiesa Andrea

10+51.449Romagnoli Riccardo

STARTING GRID

22/05/2011 Portimao

 TIMEDRIVER

011:51.174Cerqui Alberto

02+0.156Bertolini Andrea

03+0.345Biagi Thomas

04+0.362Gabellini Stefano

05+0.581Herbert Johnny

06+1.009Ferrara Luigi

07+1.256Pigoli Massimo

08+1.339Cerruti Michela

09+1.636Sini Francesco

10+2.369Armetta Fabrizio