Posted: 24 Oct 2010 06:20 PM PDT
Lamborghini completed a double at Navarra with victory in the Championship Race to add to the Qualifying Race success earlier in the day. Ricardo Zonta and Frank Kechele in the nr25 Reiter Lamborghini recorded a lights to flag win to collect 33 points for their weekend’s work. Their victory margin at the end of a pulsating hour’s racing was over 11 seconds.
Second was the Hexis Aston Martin No.9 of Fred Makowiecki and Yann Clairay with the Sumo Power Nissan GT-R No.22 of Jamie Campbell-Walter and Warren Hughes third. The Young Driver Aston Martin No.7 of Darren Turner and Tomas Enge finished fourth after a stunning drive from 19th place on the grid.
The All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Maserati No.38 of Nicky Pastorelli and Dominik Schwager scored an impressive fifth place from a lowly starting position of 18th. The Marc VDS Ford GT No.40 of Bas Leinders and Maxime Martin was sixth.
Thomas Mutsch in the Matech Competition Ford GT No.5, severely damaged the car in a collision with the Phoenix Corvette No.13 of Alex Margaritas soon after taking over from Richard Westbrook 40 minutes into the race. The car was eventually retired causing considerable harm to Mutsch’s drivers’ title hopes.
Seventh place and six points for the championship leaders Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini in the Vitaphone Maserati No.1 enabled them to stretch their advantage to 33 points. Meanwhile, Kechele moved from seventh to third in the drivers’ table.
The victory in both the Qualifying Race and Championship Race for Reiter consolidated their second position in the teams’ standings. It was the third time this year that the FIA GT1 World Championship has featured a double win for one of the six brands. The Vitaphone Maserati achieved the feat at Brno and the Young Driver Aston Martin No.7 doubled up in Nürburgring.
After the race the FIA Stewards gave cars 2 and 38 30-second time penalties for incidents during the race which dropped them to 12th and 9th respectively.
- FIA GT1
Posted: 24 Oct 2010 03:53 AM PDT
Ricardo Zonta took the chequered flag in the Qualifying Race at Navarra to score the first win of the weekend for the Reiter Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-SV. Frank Kechele, starting from Pole Position, held his position at the first corner and pulled out a comfortable gap to Nico Verdonck in the Triple H Team Hegersport Maserati before handing over to Zonta at the pit stop. Verdonck handed over to Alessandro Pier Guidi, who brought the Maserati home in second place. The nr40 Marc VDS Racing Team Ford GT Matech was the final points scoring car with Bas Leinders taking the first stint before handing over to Maxime Martin, who held off a very determined challenge from Neel Jani in the nr6 Matech Competition Ford GT Matech to take third place.
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