Spa-Francorchamps - BEL


Mueller/Heger's Maserati Second at SPA

Mueller/Heger’s Maserati Second at SPA

After an exciting recovery, Triple H Team Hegersport's Maserati MC12 no. 33 nabbed second place at the Spa Championship Race, just behind Zonta/Kechele's Lamborghini no. 25. After yesterday's recovery in the Qualifying Race, Mueller/Heger, the duo of German drivers - who started off from twelfth place - attained a final second place today, taking full advantage of the car's great reliability and an excellent pit stop. This'll be Altfrid Heger's second consecutive podium position after his third place in Paul Ricard.

Vitaphone Racing Team's two Maserati MC12s also performed well. The Bernoldi/Ramos duo, who started off from eleventh place, was able to recover up to fourth place, behind Westbrook/Mutsch in Ford GT Matech no. 5.
Bartels/Bertolini's Maserati MC12 no. 1 came in in seventh place. The car started off from the back of the group due to yesterday's forced withdrawal from the Qualifying Race, the Vitaphone Racing Team's champion drivers raced earnestly and aggressively. Thanks to a perfect pit stop and the safety car's appearance for a few laps, Bartels and Bertolini were able to recover many positions, earning important points that will let them keep their leadership in the drivers' standings.


30/07/2010 Spa-Francorchamps

01Maassen / Menten59:59.6
02Zonta / Kechele+1.895
03Nygaard / Mücke+27.771
04Longin / Verdonck+35.518
05Pastorelli / Schwager+36.972
06Westbrook / Mutsch+41.228
07Kox / Haase+50.582
08Krumm / Dumbreck+51.892
09Martin / Leinders+52.956
10Enge / Turner+53.016


31/07/2010 Spa-Francorchamps

01Zonta / Kechele01:01:02
02Heger / Müller+3.253
03Westbrook / Mutsch+6.675
04Bernoldi / Ramos+7.074
05Makowiecki / Accary+7.936
06Enge / Turner+8.274
07Bertolini / Bartels+9.741
08Longin / Verdonck+10.591
09Pastorelli / Schwager+10.784
10Hirschi / Piccione+13.921



Comments after the Championship Race
Altfrid Heger – N. 33 Triple H Team Hegersport Maserati MC12. “First, I must congratulate Hans and his team, it’s also good for the championship that another manufacturer’s in the first place, and Alex and I were together for the first time, after Alex Margaritis finished after Paul Ricard.


Bert Longin and the secrets of the Eau Rouge
"Of course one of the main challenges at Spa is Eau Rouge."


Comments after the warm up
Andrea Bertolini - Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC12 No.1 - "The warm up was conditioned a little by the weather but we used the session to check if the car was okay after yesterday's crash."