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Spa - BEL
14/07/2012

Salo shines in the Quattroporte Evo to take third

15/07/2012
Maserati scored yet another podium finish in the International Superstars Series.

In Race 2 at Spa, the sixth round of the season, Mika Salo steered the Swiss Team car to third behind Gianni Morbidelli’s Audi RS5 (Audi Sport Italia) and the Mercedes C63 AMG driven by Vitantonio Liuzzi (Caal Racing). The Finn’s fine display comes on the back of Christian Klien’s recent win at the Hungaroring. Salo had come fifth in qualifying and again in a tough first race, one where the downpour ruled out any thought of overtaking. Race 2 was also run on a wet track but the rain that fell towards the end was less intense; Salo sparkled from the off.

With the starting grid based on the finishing order from Race 1, but with the top eight slots reversed, the Swiss Team driver sprinted off from fourth. He took the outside line going into La Source to move into second behind Nicola Larini’s C63 AMG from Romeo Ferraris. Leading drivers Zurcher, in the Romeo Ferraris C63 AMG, Luigi Ferrara, in a Caal Racing Mercedes, and Kristoffersson’s Kms RS5 were involved in a clash that saw Zurcher KO’d, Kristoffersson have to pull out a little later with a broken suspension. Only Ferrara managed to push on with a damaged front left end.

 

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Salo Mika 

RACE RESULTS 2

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 TIMEDRIVER

0128:42.438Morbidelli Gianni

02+11.991Liuzzi Vitantonio

03+13.537Salo Mika

04+25.917Biagi Thomas

05+29.255Gabellini Stefano

06+31.638Schoffler Thomas

07+42.490Smith Jeff

08+46.787Caldarola Nico

09+49.007Pigoli Max

10+51.412Ferlito Domenico

RACE RESULTS 1

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 TIMEDRIVER

0128:12.795Morbidelli Gianni

02+1.269Kristoffersson Johan

03+13.938Liuzzi Vitantonio

04+15.725Ferrara Luigi

05+17.248Salo Mika

06+23.843Zurcher Camilo

07+26.241Schoffler Thomas

08+36,874Larini Andrea

09+39.064Gabellini Stefano

10+44.571Biagi Thomas

STARTING GRID

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 TIMEDRIVER

012:32.340Morbidelli Gianni

022:32.943Kristoffersson Johan

032:34.016Liuzzi Vitantonio

042:34.305Ferrara Luigi

052:35.007Salo Mika

062:35.065Zurcher Camilo

072:35.112Biagi Thomas

082:35.324Gabellini Stefano

092:35.440Larini Andrea

102:35.531Schoffler Thomas