Free practice

Spa-Francorchamps - BEL


Pre-qualifying at SPA

The Maserati MC12 ran its first few laps on the splendid Spa Francorchamps ahead of the fifth round of the FIA GT.

The race will be held at the Belgium track on Saturday.

The rain that fell during the two pre-qualifying sessions meant that the teams had to find the best set up for the wet and the dry. The forecast for the weekend is for more variable weather.
In the morning session, the No.2 Maserati MC12, fielded by Vitaphone Racing Team and driven by Bernoldi and Ramos, set the fastest time when the circuit was still dry.

The drivers had to cope with the occasional violent downpour in session 2 and this time it was the Triple H Team Hegersport pairing of Bert Longin/Nico Verdonck that posted the second fastest time. For Belgian driver Verdonck it was a first outing in the No.34 Maserati MC12.




1 11Maassen / MentenCorvette Z0602:37.054
2 34Longin / VerdonckMaserati MC1202:37.519
3 25Zonta / KecheleLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S02:37.705
4 24Kox / HaaseLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S02:38.256
5 8Nygaard / MückeAston Martin DB902:38.688
6 41Palttala / KuppensFord GT02:38.691
7 4Ara / NilssonNissan GT - R02:38.967
8 2Bernoldi / RamosMaserati MC1202:39.214
9 10Hirschi / PiccioneAston Martin DB902:39.414
10 9Makowiecki / AccaryAston Martin DB902:39.585

Free practice

1 2Bernoldi / RamosMaserati MC1202:21.028
2 4Ara / NilssonNissan GT - R02:22.954
3 12Gavin / KuismanenCorvette Z0602:23.043
4 40Martin / LeindersFord GT02:23.219
5 41Palttala / KuppensFord GT02:23.589
6 23Krumm / DumbreckNissan GT - R02:23.763
7 34Longin / VerdonckMaserati MC1202:23.859
8 7Enge / TurnerAston Martin DB902:23.860
9 6Grosjean / NeelFord GT Matech02:23.861
10 38Pastorelli / SchwagerLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S02:23.893