Free Practice

Paul Ricard - france

Pier Guidi/Bobbi

Maserati in the chasing pack in pre-qualifying

The second eighty-minute free practice session saw the quickest Maserati place fifth. Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels clocked 2:02.967, again making them the fastest of the Maserati crews.

The two championship leaders finished 1.156 down on Bernoldi/Streif, the quickest of the bunch. Despite a clash with Bernoldi, Pier Guidi/Bobbi came sixth in 2:03.260 with Müller/Ramos just behind them in seventh (2:03.260).








1 8Bernoldi/StreitCorvette Z062:01.811
2 4Hezemans/KumpenCorvette Z062:02.191
3 19Maassen/BiagiCorvette Z062:02.605
4 3Longin/RuffierCorvette Z062:02.964
5 1Bartels/BertoliniMaserati MC122:02.967
6 33Pier Guidi/BobbiMaserati MC122:03.260
7 2Ramos/MüllerMaserati MC122:03.289
8 21Barde/PanisFerrari 550 Maranello2:03.760
9 40Leinders/KuppensFord GT (001 PT GT1)2:06.658
10 44Mutsch/MoserFord GT (001 PT GT1)2:07.696

Maserati get off to a good start at Paul Ricard

At Paul Ricard, Bertolini/Bartels ended the first free practice session in second place.

In the eighty-minute session, the reigning champions posted a time of 2:03.700, 0.394 down on Bernoldi/Streit's Corvette Z06. Fourth quickest was the Maserati MC12 driven by Müller/Ramos (2:04.305) with the other MC12, crewed by Pier Guidi/Bobbi, sixth in 2:05.049.

Warm temperatures and under sunny skies bathed the French circuit today. The next session, pre-qualifying, is timed for this afternoon at 17.10 and will last eighty minutes.






Free Practice

1 8Bernoldi/StreitCorvette Z062:03.306
2 1Bartels/BertoliniMaserati MC122:03.700
3 19Maassen/BiagiCorvette Z062:03.792
4 2Ramos/MüllerMaserati MC122:04.305
5 3Longin/RuffierCorvette Z062:04.821
6 33Pier Guidi/BobbiMaserati MC122:05.049
7 4Hezemans/KumpenCorvette Z062:05.295
8 21Barde/PanisFerrari 550 Maranello2:05.709
9 44Mutsch/MoserFord GT (001 PT GT1)2:07.577
10 40Leinders/KuppensFord GT (001 PT GT1)2:08.331