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Valencia - ESP
08/05/2011

Another podium for Maserati


Maserati secured another podium finish on the back of its first series win. At Valencia for the second round of the season, Andrea Bertolini, who had earlier steered the Swiss Team Quattroporte Evo to victory, again shone in taking the runners-up spot from Luigi Ferrara and his Caal Racing Mercedes C63 AMG. This means that Maserati’s official tester is third in the championship despite missing Race 2 at Monza (he placed third in Race 1).

 

Bertolini again started from pole after he set an electric lap time in qualifying. Unlike Race 1, at the rolling start Bertolini couldn’t hold off Ferrara and maintain the lead. As well as being disadvantaged by racing against a bigger-engined and more powerful car in the Mercedes, the race saw the four-time FIA GT champion also carrying a 30 kg win handicap after his success in Race 1. This meant that his acceleration was penalised and the ballast also affected the brakes and tyres.

 

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The race 

RACE RESULTS 2

08/05/2011

 TIMEDRIVER

0127.34.945Ferrara Luigi

02+0.761Bertolini Andrea

03+1.479Pigoli Massimo

04+5.038Biagi Thomas

05+9.992Gabellini Stefano

06+27.336Dionisio Ermanno

07+29.079Sini Francesco

08+32.426Romagnoli Riccardo

09+34.246Cerruti Michela

10+37.745Cerqui Alberto

RACE RESULTS 1

08/05/2011

 TIMEDRIVER

0127.31.225Bertolini Andrea

02+1.559Ferrara Luigi

03+11.791Biagi Thomas

04+14.396Pigoli Massimo

05+17.155Gabellini Stefano

06+19.610Herbert Johnny

07+35.885Armetta Fabrizio

08+37.064Hernandez Sergio

09+48.509Dionisio Ermanno

10+55.464De Giacomi Alex

STARTING GRID

08/05/2011

 TIMEDRIVER

011.56.022Bertolini Andrea

02+0.941Ferrara Luigi

03+1.026Armetta Fabrizio

04+1.685Pigoli Massimo

05+1.698Gabellini Stefano

06+1.938Hernandez Sergio

07+1.970Dionisio Ermanno

08+2.479Tutumlu Isaac

09+2.541Biagi Thomas

10+3.041Bossi Riccardo