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San Luis - ARGENTINA
23/11/2008

Bertolini and Bartels crowned champions again


A fifth place finish at the scenic San Luis autodrome saw Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels take the Drivers' title.

Things seemed easy enough before the race got underway: a top six finish would be enough to see off the challenge of their rivals Mike Hezemans and Fabrizio Gollin. Still, it is on such days when concentration levels need to be top-draw to avoid making mistakes. It was a race on a timeless track; resembling a city circuit and completely new for the drivers. The season ended in the best of ways for the Vitaphone Racing Team as they proved they showed how organised they were and that they had a talent for selecting the right race strategy.

 

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STARTING GRID

22/11/2008 San Luis

 TimeDriver

0102:13.236Marcel Fassler

0202:13.379Frederic Mackowiecki

0302:14.001Alexandre Negraõ

0402:14.542Andrea Bertolini

0502:14.765Bert Longin

0602:15.569Mike Hezemans

0702:16.629Martin Basso

0802:19.066Matias Russo

0902:19.313Richard Westbrook

1002:19.504Tim Mullen

RACE RESULTS

23/11/2008 San Luis

 TimeDriver

0102:00:02.994Longin/Kumpen

02+ 0.561Hezemans/Gollin

03+ 34.211Soulet/Ledesma/Fumal

04+1:42.310Lopez/Tuero

05+2:13.996Bertolini/Bartels

06+ 1 LAPRusso/Perez Companc

07+ 1 LAPBruni/Vilander

08+ 1 LAPMontanari/Biagi

09+ 2 LAPSKirkaldy/Bell

10+ 2 LAPSPalttala/Forsten

TOP SHOT

FIA GT Team Champion 2008