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Valencia - ESP

Andrea Bertolini

Another podium for Maserati

Brno trionfale per Zumerle
08/05/2011

Maserati secured another podium finish on the back of its first series win. At Valencia for the second round of the season, Andrea Bertolini, who had earlier steered the Swiss Team Quattroporte Evo to victory, again shone in taking the runners-up spot from Luigi Ferrara and his Caal Racing Mercedes C63 AMG. This means that Maserati’s official tester is third in the championship despite missing Race 2 at Monza (he placed third in Race 1).

 

Bertolini again started from pole after he set an electric lap time in qualifying. Unlike Race 1, at the rolling start Bertolini couldn’t hold off Ferrara and maintain the lead. As well as being disadvantaged by racing against a bigger-engined and more powerful car in the Mercedes, the race saw the four-time FIA GT champion also carrying a 30 kg win handicap after his success in Race 1. This meant that his acceleration was penalised and the ballast also affected the brakes and tyres.

 

PIT & PADDOCK

08/05/2011

Post-race 2 comments
Andrea Bertolini: "I tried to attack towards the end but the tyres were shot."

07/05/2011

Post-qualifying comments
Andrea Bertolini: Fun in the rain.

RACE RESULTS 2

08/05/2011

#DRIVERTIME
01Ferrara Luigi 27.34.945
02Bertolini Andrea +0.761
03Pigoli Massimo +1.479
04Biagi Thomas +5.038
05Gabellini Stefano +9.992
06Dionisio Ermanno +27.336
07Sini Francesco +29.079
08Romagnoli Riccardo +32.426
09Cerruti Michela +34.246
10Cerqui Alberto +37.745

RACE RESULTS 1

08/05/2011

#DRIVERTIME
01Bertolini Andrea27.31.225
02Ferrara Luigi +1.559
03Biagi Thomas +11.791
04Pigoli Massimo+14.396
05Gabellini Stefano +17.155
06Herbert Johnny+19.610
07Armetta Fabrizio+35.885
08Hernandez Sergio +37.064
09Dionisio Ermanno +48.509
10De Giacomi Alex+55.464

STARTING GRID

08/05/2011

#DRIVERTIME
01Bertolini Andrea1.56.022
02Ferrara Luigi+0.941
03Armetta Fabrizio+1.026
04Pigoli Massimo+1.685
05Gabellini Stefano +1.698
06Hernandez Sergio+1.938
07Dionisio Ermanno+1.970
08Tutumlu Isaac+2.479
09Biagi Thomas+2.541
10Bossi Riccardo+3.041