Free practice

Oschersleben - germany

Müller/Ramos fastest in pre-qualifying

The leader may have changed but it is still the Vitaphone Racing Team out in front. Again in pre-qualifying a Maserati MC12 edged out the pack.

In Friday’s free practice session, the No.1 car driven by Bartels/Bertolini set the quickest lap. This morning it was the other Maserati to claim the honour when Ramos stopped the stopwatch at 1:25.147 on his thirteenth lap.

Along with his Portuguese partner Alex Müller, he bettered by some margin the fifth fastest time he started the session with. Bartels/Bertolini came in fourth with 1:25.506, a few tenths down on the lead car.
Like the day before, the first seven drivers are bunched within a second of each other.

The morning stint was affected by the rain that began to fall soon after the start. The field did not waste any time in coming into the pits to mount wet weather tyres.

Qualifying will be held this afternoon from 17.15 to 17.50.






Pre Qualifying

1 2Ramos/MüllerMaserati MC121:25.147
2 4Hezemans/KumpenCorvette Z061:25.320
3 3Longin/RuffierCorvette Z061:25.322
4 1Bartels/BertoliniMaserati MC121:25.506
5 14Wendlinger/SharpSaleen S71:25.777
6 19Maassen/BiagiCorvette Z061:25.797
7 18Lacko/DominguezSaleen S71:26.117
8 40Leinders/KuppensFord GT (001 PT GT1)1:27.350
9 35Krumm/TurnerNissan GT-R1:28.152
10 11Lemeret/HinesSaleen S7 Twin Turbo1:28.238

Bertolini/Bartels quickest in free practice

The weekend kicked off brilliantly for the Maserati MC12s.

At Oschersleben for the third round of the FIA GT, Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels topped the timesheet with 1’26”273 at the end of the eighty-minute free practice session. Next up came the two K plus K Saleens with Wendlinger/Sharp (1’26”467) and Lacko/Dominguez (1’26”494). AlexMüller and Miguel Ramos posted a time of 1’27”045 to claim fifth, just fourteen thousandths down on Kumpen/Hezemans’ Corvette Z06 (1’27”031).

There will be another eighty-minute pre-qualifying stint tomorrow from 10.40 - 12.00 with the race itself getting underway at 17.35.


Free practice

1 1Bartels/BertoliniMaserati MC121:26.273
2 14Wendlinger/SharpSaleen S71:26.467
3 18Lacko/DominguezSaleen S71:26.494
4 4Hezemans/KumpenCorvette Z061:27.031
5 2Ramos/MüllerMaserati MC121:27.045
6 19Maassen/BiagiCorvette Z061:27.073
7 3Longin/RuffierCorvette Z061:27.161
8 44Mutsch/HennericiFord GT (001 PT GT1)1:28.346
9 40Leinders/KuppensFord GT (001 PT GT1)1:28.469
10 11Lemeret/HinesSaleen S7 Twin Turbo1:28.594