Paul Ricard - FRA

Maserati in the Lead in France

Maserati in the Lead in France

Maserati dominated the FIA GT1 World Championship and the GT4 European Cup races at the Paul Ricard circuit in France.

As on the day before, the first to go under the checkered flag in the fourth round of the GT1 World Championship were Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels. With Vitaphone Racing Team's Maserati MC12 no. 1, they got it all: a pole position, a victory in Saturday's Qualifying Race, a victory in Sunday's Championship Race and first place in the Drivers' classification.

There was also great satisfaction on the part of Triple H Team Hegersport for the result obtained by Heger/Margaritis at the wheel of Maserati MC12 no. 33. After an eighth place at the starting line, the duo obtained the third step on the podium. Bobbi/Longin's no. 34 reached eleventh place..


03/07/2010 Paul Ricard

01Bertolini / Bartels 1:00:31.919
02Kox / Haase 1:00:37.488
03Hughes / Campbell-Walter 1:00:39.717
04Hezemans / Maassen 1:00:42.558
05Bernoldi / Ramos 1:00:44.740
06Piccini / Hennerici 1:00:48.446
07Grosjean / Mutsch 1:01:03.040
08Heger / Margaritis 1:01:07.362
09Krumm / Dumbreck 1:01:09.155
10Turner / Enge 1:01:17.762


04/07/2010 Paul Ricard

01Bertolini / Bartels1:00:30.245
02Krumm / Dumbreck1:00:37.302
03Heger / Margaritis1:00:54.878
04Leinders / Martin1:00:56.454
05Piccini / Hennerici1:00:59.915
06Hezemans / Maassen1:01:06.069
07Grosjean / Mutsch1:01:16.423
08Hughes / Campbell-Walter1:01:24.609
09Makowiecki / Accary1:01:26.944
10Zonta / Daniel1:01:27.471



Comments after the Championship Race
Andrea Bertolini - Vitaphone Racing Team - Maserati MC12 “The start was like me in Brno. We did our normal start. Okay, we lost a position against the Nissan, but fortunately, after two laps, I overtook the car before the last couple of corners."


Comments after the qualifying race
Michael Bartels - N. 1 - Vitaphone Racing Team “I think first of all it was a problem with the start; it went red-green-red-green."


Comments after the qualifying
Andrea Bertolini – N. 1 – Vitaphone Racing Team “This is great, the balance of the car was good, I actually felt it in Free Practice yesterday and was hopeful."