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Brno - CZ
26/06/2005

Round 5 - Czech Republic - Brno


The fifth FIA GT championship race saw Maserati consolidate its lead in the Constructors' Cup and the team championship.

Vitaphone Racing Team and JMB Racing came home respectively first and second, respectively. The race was an eventful and demanding one owing to the rain that began to fall forty five minutes after the start and which lasted until close to the end.

The two Maserati teams were not particularly lucky during the weekend. Two unplanned stops cost the number 9 and 16 MC12 the chance of making the podium. The number 10 MC12 was clipped by another car and forced to retire.

A few curves after the start, Kumpen's Corvette mounted the kerb and went into a spin. Babini, fourth at that stage, was run into by Kox's Lamborghini and then Piccini's 575 in trying to avoid him. Babini managed to make it back to the pits and the team attempted to patch up the car but their efforts were in vain.

Read the race report

STARTING GRID

25/06/2005 Brno

 

0101.56"300Peter/Buncombe/Rusinov

02+ 0''364Bertolini/Wendlinger

03+ 0''378Bartels/Scheider

04+ 0''598Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans

05+ 0''966Babini/Biagi

06+ 1''441Kox/Morbidelli

07+ 1''609Lamy/Gardel

08+ 1''728Deletraz/Piccini

09+ 2''268Melo/Belloc

10+ 2''293Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev

RACE RESULTS

26/06/2005 Brno

 

011:39.7"000Lamy/Gardel

02+ 58"036Bertolini/Wendlinger

03+ 59"863Melo/Belloc

04+ 1 lapLongin/Kumpen/Hezemans

05+ 1 lapBartels/Scheider

06+ 1 lapPeter/Buncombe/Rusinov

07+ 2 lapsKeen/Halliday

08+ 2 lapsBouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev

09+ 4 lapsMontermini/Herbeck

10+ 6 lapsPirri/Senkyr/Hooker

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