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Hungaroring - HUN
30/06/2012

Klien steers the Quattroporte Evo to its first win of the season

01/07/2012
The second race in the International Superstars Series at the Hungaroring was action-packed. Spins, off-track excursions, nudges and mechanical faults made it very watchable.

In the end the Maserati Quattroporte Evo, fielded by the private Swiss Team, came through courtesy of Christian Klien. This was his first outing in the Maserati, and in this FG Group series, and he had done well to take fourth in Race 1. Mauro Cesari again missed out because of a bevel gear that broke during free practice.

Starting on fifth - the top eight positions are the reverse of the Race 1 finishing order - Klien got off to another flyer and was in third by turn 1. Once more he found himself on the outside line and had to take a trip off the track to avoid the jostling in the leading pack. Things were tight behind Klien with Michelisz, driving a team Giudici BMW M3 E92 spinning after being clipped by Fumi, in another BMW, this time fielded by team Giudici.

The ex-F1 star made it back onto the track in seventh, just before Zurcher's Mercedes C63 AMG, from Romeo Ferraris, seized top spot thanks to an aggressive move on Ferlito. Ferlito's Jaguar XF/R5.0 S/C, from team Ferlito, had started on pole but was now back in fifth. Larini, who had lined up in second in the other Romeo Ferraris Mercedes, now found himself behind Biagio, third in the BMW M3 E92 fielded by Dinamic.


 

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Klien 

RACE RESULTS 2

01/07/2012

 TIMEDRIVER

0127.20.926Klien Christian

02 +9.777Liuzzi Vitantonio

03+12.098Biagi Thomas

04+14.547Fumi Franco

05 +16.574Gabellini Stefano

06+ 20.142Zurcher Camilo

07 +21.332Meloni Paolo

08+ 23.473Sini Francesco

09+ 41.396Larini Andrea

10 +4 lapsSchoffler Thomas

RACE RESULTS 1

01/07/2012

 TIMEDRIVER

0127:05.669Liuzzi Vitantonio

02+0.539Biagi Thomas

03+3.544Michelisz Norbert

04+5.935Klien Christian

05+10.664Kristoffersson Johan

06+24.533Zurcher Camilo

07+48.891Larini Andrea

08+49.144Ferlito Domenico

09+49.173Fumi Franco

10+57.591Schoffler Thomas

STARTING GRID

30/06/2012

 TIMEDRIVER

011:52.513Liuzzi Vitantonio

021:52.941Michelisz Norbert

031:53.174Morbidelli Gianni

041:53.285Schoffler Thomas

051:53.301Biagi Thomas

061:53.413Klien Christian

071:53.528Kristoffersson Johan

081:53.933Gabellini Stefano

091:54.227Zurcher Camilo

101:54.498Pigoli Max