Paul Ricard - france

Vitaphone Racing is the champion for the 5th time

Vitaphone Racing Team is the champion!

Upsetting the odds in what was the most feared round of the season and one that promised little, the Vitaphone Racing Team bagged the Team title and now holds a four point lead in the Drivers' championship.

The fifth straight Team victory earns the German squad a rightful place in the history of this series. No other scuderia has ever managed a similar feat. The second spot won by Müller/Ramos and Bertolini/Bartels' fifth saw Vitaphone Racing make the title a mathematical certainty.

The Drivers' crown is still there for the taking as the reigning champions leave Paul Ricard holding a four point lead over Hezemans/Kumpen, who were forced to retire.



03/10/2009 Paul Ricard

01Enrique Bernoldi 2:00.919
02Alex Müller 2:01.856
03Alessandro Pier Guidi 2:02.043
04Andrea Bertolini 2:02.044
05James Ruffier 2:02.300
06Mike Hezemans 2:02.328
07Thomas Biagi 2:02.541
08Olivier Panis 2:04.796
09Bas Leinders 2:05.853
10Thomas Mutsch 2:07.108


04/10/2009 Paul Ricard

01Bernoldi/Streit 2:00:27.312
02Müller/Ramos 2:00:42.824
03Ruffier/Longin 2:00:44.132
04Biagi/Maassen 2:00:52.932
05Bertolini/Bartels 2:01:22.316
06Pier Guidi/Bobbi 2:01:35.404
07Panis/Barde 2:00:45.056
08Moser/Mutsch 2:01:34.299
09Leinders/Kuppens 2:02:32.061
10Hezemans/Kumpen 1:31:30.093



The comments after the race
Alex Müller: «Second place is the best we could have hoped for: the car was great, as were the tyres and the race strategy.»