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Portimao - PORTUGAL
20/09/2009

Maserati MC12 climbs on the podium at Algarve


Lady Luck did not smile on the Maserati crews this weekend at Portimao. The win that seemed within Müller/Ramos’ grasp vanished when the safety car came on, ruining the team’s strategy. This was not the only unfortunate incident as Bertolini/Bartels punctured and lost a substantial amount of time (though the safety car’s entry put them back in the running). The MC12s crossed the line in third, fifth and sixth. This is perhaps not the best result given the potential the cars displayed, even with ballast on board. However, it is an outcome that keeps Bertolini/Bartels’s title hopes well and truly alive.

 

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STARTING GRID

19/09/2009 Portimao

 TimeDriver

011:40.664Enrique Bernoldi

021:40.754James Ruffier

031:40.820Alex Müller

041:41.164Anthony Kumpen

051:41.168Alex Pier Guidi

061:41.410Andrea Bertolini

071:43.854Bas Leinders

RACE RESULTS

20/09/2009 Portimao

 TimeDriver

012:01:39.556Ruffier/Longin

022:02:12.778Kumpen/Hezemans

032:02:31.466Müller/Ramos

042:02:37.575Maassen/Streit/Bernoldi

052:02:37.866Bertolini/Bartels

062:02:38.110Pier Guidi/Bobbi

071:51:27.146Leinders/Kuppens

081:41:31.472Lemeret/Hines

TOP SHOT

Bartels - Bertolini