Maserati MC12 - Copyright Maserati/Mario Chiarappa
 

Race

Brno - CZE
23/05/2010

Bartels/Bertolini 

Maserati Fifth and Sixth in Brno

Vitaphone Racing Team’s Maserati MC12 no. 1, driven by Bartels/Bertolini, ended the Championship Race in Brno in fourth place, beating out by one position the Team’s second Maserati, driven by Bernoldi/Ramos.

The race was incredible, full of sensational developments, especially at the beginning. After the entrance of the safety car at the second lap, Maserati MC12 no. 1 was stopped by race authorities due a stop-and-go caused by a speed violation at the start of the race.

At the eighth lap, contact between Marc VDS Racing Team’s car no. 40 and Triple H Team Hegersport’s Maserati MC12 no. 33 driven by Heger/Margaritis resulted in a second appearance of the safety car in addition to forcing no. 33 to leave the track.

After pit stops, Bartels/Bertolini’s Maserati MC12 performed an excellent recovery that took it from fourteenth place to the final fifth place, eight tenths from the podium and only 1 second and 759 thousandths from first place, obtained instead by Matech Competition’s Grosjean/Mutsch, who have thus regained their leadership in the standings, just beyond the Trident duo. This last is a recovery slowed only by All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport’s Lamborghini, who kept the two Vitaphone Racing Team cars at its back for long spans of time.

Bernoldi/Ramos’s Maserati MC12 no. 2 ended the race in sixth place, 9.050 seconds from the winner.

The Triple H Team Hegersport’s Maserati MC12 no. 34, driven by Bobbi/Longin, did okay in this particular race, finishing at eleventh place, 25.669 seconds from the winner.

The next race is scheduled for 4 July at the Paul Ricard HTTT (France).