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Qualifying

Oschersleben - GERMANY
19/09/2004

Good Qualifying Session For The MC12 At Oschersleben

18/09/2004 - Oschersleben
The Maserati MC12s will line up fourth and sixth on the grid for the ninth round of the FIA GT Championship at Oschersleben, Germany, this weekend.

Andrea Bertolini and Mika Salo headed their team-mates Johnny Herbert and Fabrizio de Simone in one of the closest qualifying sessions of the season. Less than a second separated the top ten cars with Saleen, Ferrari and Maserati dominating the top positions. The two MC12s have adapted well to the tight and twisting confines of the 3.6km circuit and the drivers have delivered on their promise of a better showing in qualifying this weekend. Bertolini’s best time of 1m23.728s was just one tenth of a second off the pole position time, while Johnny Herbert and de Simone were four tenths off with a 1m23.981.