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Spa - BEL

Salo shines in the Quattroporte Evo to take third

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

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.

 

PIT & PADDOCK

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Comments after race 2
Salo: "A good third place but I could have won"

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Comments after race 1
Salo: "I have never driven in such difficult conditions"

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Comments after qualifying
Salo: "My timing was off"

RACE RESULTS 2

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#DRIVERTIME
01Morbidelli Gianni 28:42.438
02Liuzzi Vitantonio+11.991
03Salo Mika+13.537
04Biagi Thomas+25.917
05Gabellini Stefano+29.255
06Schoffler Thomas+31.638
07Smith Jeff +42.490
08Caldarola Nico+46.787
09Pigoli Max+49.007
10Ferlito Domenico+51.412

RACE RESULTS 1

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#DRIVERTIME
01Morbidelli Gianni28:12.795
02Kristoffersson Johan +1.269
03Liuzzi Vitantonio +13.938
04Ferrara Luigi +15.725
05Salo Mika +17.248
06Zurcher Camilo +23.843
07Schoffler Thomas +26.241
08Larini Andrea +36,874
09Gabellini Stefano +39.064
10Biagi Thomas +44.571

STARTING GRID

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#DRIVERTIME
01Morbidelli Gianni2:32.340
02Kristoffersson Johan 2:32.943
03Liuzzi Vitantonio 2:34.016
04Ferrara Luigi 2:34.305
05Salo Mika 2:35.007
06Zurcher Camilo 2:35.065
07Biagi Thomas 2:35.112
08Gabellini Stefano 2:35.324
09Larini Andrea 2:35.440
10Schoffler Thomas 2:35.531