International Gt Open 2007 - Scuderia Playteam Sarafree second and fourth at Valencia
International Gt Open 2007 - Scuderia Playteam Sarafree second and fourth at Valencia
Ferrari F430 n.3 Max Busnelli Mauro Massironi 2nd Ferrari F430 n.1 Andrea Montermini Michele Maceratesi 4th
Weather rack: bright 22° dry 35° 2nd BusnelliMassironi time 44.46.646, gap 3.493 4th MonterminiMaceratesi time 44.53.252 gap. 10.099
In the second International GT Open race in Valencia, Scuderia Playteam Sarafree finished with one car in second place and one car in fourth at Valencia. The second race of the weekend turned out to be a strong one for the team which qualified in fifth (MaceratesiMontermini) and seventh (MassironiBusnelli) positions.
Race two only found its pace after the first driver change. Andrea Montermini replaced Maceratesi on lap 12 lap and despite the 20-second penalty, he rejoined the race in 15th position and kept climbing back in the classification and that allowed him to finish in fourth place eventually.
Meanwhile, Max Busnelli, who was a the wheel of the F430 n.3 was running in 15th position and pushed consistently hard to end up a comfortable second place overall.
Andrea Montermini commented, "Our guests visitors from the boat "Mascalzone Latino" brought us luck. It is incredible to finish in fourth place despite our penalty. Next time we will have no more penalty and it will be plain sailing. I want to thank my team and all the mechanics for achieving such a good and fantastic job. What a great job and great success. The car was so fantastically competitive today."
Mauro Massironi added: "We are so pleased with the results" continues Mauro Massironi(it): "I am sorry I had a contact with a competitor. It made me waste time and I lost one position.
We made a quick driver change. I risked nothing and was able to hand over the car to Max in good conditions. Our strategy paid off. I had a strong drive and this second place is really a good thank you."
FIA GT CHAMPIONSHIP 2007 REVIEW ROUND THREE – BUCHAREST (ROMANIA)
The last time the FIA GT teams set up camp around a street circuit was Helsinki in 1997. For the third round of the 2007 FIA GT-championship the caravan moved to the boulevards of Bucharest. The heavy GT1 and GT2 monsters were to take on weiter >>
Tonbridge racer Phil Quaife scored a well deserved third place podium finish today in Bucharest, Romania, the second race weekend of the FIA European GT3 Championship. This success followed a ninth place position in the first race of the meeting yesterday.
Quaife, driving with fellow Brit, Tom Ferrier, in a Tech 9 Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 Cup car, arrived in the capita weiter >>
SRT FIA GT 2007
This weekend SRT completed a pretty gruelling springtime season in a spectacular manner. The Frenchman Gilles Vannelet and the Belgian Tom Cloet have now also won the second race of the FIA GT Citation Cup. Having set the second qualifying time and having completed a sensible race on Buch weiter >>
SPORTWAGEN/FIA GT CHAMPIONSHIP
Das Wunder von BukarestGT - Berliner führt zusammen mit Christophe Bouchut in der Gesamtwertung
Stefan Mücke ist am Sonntag (20. Mai) in der FIA T Championship erneut auf das Podest weiter >>
FIA-GT Championship 2007 / Bucharest Ring (Rom)
Après une tonitruante entrée en matière dans la nouvelle Citation Cup du championnat FIA-GT sur le circuit de Silverstone, Tom Cloet était ravi de prendre la direction de Bucarest, capitale de la Roumanie, dont les rues entourant les bâtiments du Parlement a weiter >>
FIA-GT3 European Championship / 2. Bucharest Ring
For the second meeting of the 2007 FIA-GT3 European Championship the port of call was the street circuit of Bucharest, some 3,111 km in length around the buildings of the Rumanian parliament. A new experience for these GT monsters; some of them un weiter >>
Sunday, May 20, 2007 Third round of the FIA GT Championship
Circuit: Bucharest - 3.115 m
Weather: Warm-up and race overcast and partly wet with unpredictable showers.
- Maserati MC12 nr 11, Andrea Bertolini (Ita) - Andrea Piccini (Ita)
- Maserati MC12 nr weiter >>
They came to Romania determined to make up for their poor start to the season before their home race in Monza : for Andrea Bertolini and Andrea Piccini, it was a case of Mission Accomplished today ! In wet conditions on the street circuit, the nr 11 Scuderia Playteam Sarafree Maserati MC 12 finished 39 seconds ahead of the nr 7 All-Inkl.com Lamborghini Murciélago and a minute ahe weiter >>
Once again, at the Bucharest ring, the second FIA GT3 European Championship race of the week-end was undecided until the chequered flag.
To claim their first ever victory, Stefan van Campenhoudt and Romain Bera passed through all the potential traps, included difficult weather conditions, with heavy rain. After only four races, the Ford GT has taken its first victory, a weiter >>
Track conditions wet
Notes car nr9, 30 seconds added to race time for yellow flag infringment
1 44 FGT Campenhoudt/Bera Ford GT 1:02:24.924 31 92.70
2 5 P Pickford/Williams Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 1:02:30.646 31 5.722 92.56
3 1 P Quaife/Ferrier Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 1:02:51.965 31 27.041 92.04 weiter >>
Ian KHAN – nr 34 JMB Racing Ferrari 430, 1st : "I honestly did not do much for that victory, I only did a few laps before we got the Safety Car, then I came in as soon as the pit lane opened to change driver. The rest of the race was Stephane's race, he is the one who made it and I have to congratulate him!"
Stephane DAOUDI – nr weiter >>
Safety Car, rain, overtaking… everything happened during this first race in the streets of Bucharest. Behind the wheel of the nr 34 JMB Racing Ferrari 430, Ian Khan and Stephane Daoudi passed through all the traps, Daoudi even chose to stay on slick tyres in the rain, finally winning their first race of the season; the third victory for a Ferrari, in three races!
Thomas weiter >>
Bucharest 3rd round of the FIA GT Championship - qualifyingCircuit: Bucharest -Weather: grey, overcast and wet in the morning dry and low sun, afternoon
Maserati MC12 nr 12, Giannoccaro/Pier Guidi
- Free practice 1: 25.597 (36 laps) 11th
- Free practice 2: 1.47.902 (32 laps)
- Qualifying: pole 1.14.214 (10 laps) weiter >>
After a calm and well-behaved first free-practice session, the second saw a major red-flag stoppage when the nr 51 AF Corse Motorola Ferrari hit the wall; Stephane Ortelli, who was driving at the time, was taken to hospital for further examinations; the car is unlikely to take part in the race. This session, in the dry, saw the times come down drastically, and the GT2 cars revert weiter >>
At Bucharest GT NEWS
Bert Longin & Anthony Kumpen – nr 4 PK Carsport Corvette C5 : "It is very, very spectacular. We were a long way down with our times, but that was because we were on the intermediate tyres when the rest were on slicks. But for the rest I think we were always in the top three or four times. In the rain, in the fast right-hander, it’s weiter >>
At this unusual track, qualifying sessions are more important than anywhere else, as overtaking is difficult. Wet at the beginning, but dry at the end, the conditions were tricky during the first session, where the nr 5 Trackspeed Racing Porsche 997 GT3 Cup driven by Richard Williams set its first pole position.
The second session was rather chaotic, with three red flags. weiter >>
The FIA GT cars first took to the Bucharest Ring early on Saturday morning, in an 80-minute session alternating wet and drying conditions. Both the circuit and the weather suited the GT2 cars, which were dominant for much of first free practice, with four GT2 cars in the top six and six in the top ten.
However, the best time was set by Silverstone poleman Mike Hezemans in weiter >>
Second, rather chaotic, qualifying session in BucharestQualifying 2 FIA GT3 rundown from Bucharest
11:00 Most of the cars are expected to use slick tyres during the second qualifying session, as the racing line is dry
11:04 In the pitlane, the teams are working hard and fast to change tyres. The goal is to be the first car on track at the g weiter >>
1rst Qualifying in Bucharest Qualifying 1 rundown from Bucharest
10:30 The weather is unstable; it was raining before the session, and downpours could come at anytime
10:32 40 cars are going to participate in this session. As expected, the nr 20 Riverside Corvette Z06R GT3 withdraws because of its crash during the first free practice session
10:33 weiter >>
Weather cloudy Track conditions damp
1 5 P Richard WILLIAMS Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 1:25.278 12 131.33
2 15 L Erik JANIS Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 1:25.906 12 0.628 130.37
3 2 P Jonathan LNG Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 1:26.824 11 1.546 128.99
4 1 P Tom FERRIER Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 1:28.256 11 2.978 126.89
5 32 weiter >>
Ryan Hooker, nr 4 Trackspeed Racing Porsche 997 GT3 Cup : "It is impossible to get a clear lap.. the track is so busy. Tomorrow for the qualifying this is going to be the main problem. We raced in Pau, in France, last year. That was good, and we know how our car is on such a track. We hav weiter >>
For the first time, the FIA GT3 European Championship is racing in a city. On Friday, all the drivers needed to discover the track and work a lot on their set-up. At the end of the day the nr 26 Hexis Racing Aston Martin DBRS9 set the fastest time, but the time are quite close so far. The qualifying s weiter >>
The track was definitely faster for the second free practice; the teams had been able to work on the set-up and the drivers were beginning to get used to this circuit : as expected, the times were much faster during the second free practice session.
At the beginning of this session, Diego weiter >>
Andrea Bertolini, Andrea Piccini, Giambattista Giannoccaro, Alessandro Pier Guidi are the first players to have been invited by the world famous football club Dinamo Bucurest to their stadium Stefan cel Mare. Almost 15,300 spectators watched on as the footballers and drivers slugged it out on pitch an weiter >>
Weather Cloudy Track conditions Dry
1 26 AM HEXIS RACING Aston Martin DBRS9 1:22.293 34 136.09
2 38 F KESSEL RACING Ferrari 430 Challenge GT3 1:22.714 26 0.421 135.40
3 28 AS DAMAX Ascari KZ1R 1:22.852 32 0.559 135.17
4 16 C MARTINI CALLAWAY Corvette Z06 GT3 1:22.9 weiter >>
Here we are ! The FIA GT3 European Championship is racing in the city for the very first time. All the drivers were looking forward to this first session in order to learn the track and gain information on the behaviour of their cars on this unusual track.
At the beginning of the session th weiter >>
1 15 L S-BERG RACING Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 1:25.993 22 130.23
2 29 AS DAMAX Ascari KZ1R 1:26.087 22 0.094 130.09
3 4 P TRACKSPEED RACING Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 1:26.398 23 0.405 129.62
4 2 P TECH9 MOTORSPORT Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 1:26.422 23 0.429 129.59
5 16 C MARTINI CALLAWAY Corvett weiter >>
- 3. Saisonlauf der FIA GT Championship -
- "40 Kilo Zusatzgewicht unverständlich und ungerecht"
Mit Spannung und einer Portion Wut im Bauch blickt Stefan Mücke dem 3. Lauf der FIA GT Championship am kommenden Wochenende (19./20. Mai) in Bukarest entgegen. Der Berliner geht im Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT des sächsischen Teams ALL-INKL weiter >>
Round 3 of the FIA GT Championship
- Maserati MC12 nr 11, Andrea Bertolini (I) - Andrea Piccini (ITA)
- Maserati MC12 nr 12, Giambattista Giannoccaro (ITA) Alessandro Pier Guidi (ITA)
Two weeks after the second round of the season in Silverstone, Sc weiter >>
FIA GT CHAMPIONSHIP 2007
In the first two rounds of this years FIA GT campaign Jos Menten was not able to obtain a good result. All-Inkl.com Reiter Lamborghini’s Flying Dutchman had to head home with a zero score twice. Neither in Zhuhai (collision with another car), nor in Silverstone (eme weiter >>
Bucharest –May 18th –20th, 2007
Auf den Straßen von Bukarest wird am kommenden Wochenende die zweite Runde der FIA GT3 Europäische Meisterschaft eingeläutet. Mit Bukarest steht nach zehn Jahren erstmals wieder ein Straßenkurs im Kalender der FIA GT Meisterschaft.
Das aktionbeladene Rennwoch weiter >>
Ein Kindheitstraum wurde wahr –am Rennsamstag in Silverstone traff Freddy Kremer Nigel Mansell. Der Formel-1-Weltmeister von 1992 genoss in Silverstone sein Renn-Comeback in der FIA GT in einem 2006er Ferrari F430 GT2 sichtlich und stellte sich mit Kremer an der Seite gelassen den Fotografen.
After an exciting opening round in Silverstone, the FIA GT3 European Championship will be racing in the city for the very first time, in the streets of Bucharest. With the track being new for everybody, all the drivers will be on an equal footing. But there is no room for errors for the gri weiter >>
Friday, May 18th
09.00 – 09.45 Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 Int. Series Free Practice 1 45’
10.00 - 10.45 Dacia Logan Cup Free Practice 1 45´
11.00 – 12.00 FIA GT3 European Championship Free Practice 1 60’
12.15 – 13.00 Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 Int. Series Free Practice 2 45’
13.15 – 14.00 Demonstration/ Pitwalk 45’
Circumnavigating the impressive Romanian parliamentary building – the second-biggest building in the world – the inaugural event at the Bucharest Ring is going to be impressive !
The track has been gradually put in place over the last few weeks, with the walls being brought from Bilbao. The circuit will weiter >>
Bucharest Ring (Romania)May 18th - 20th 2007Web site : www.bucharest-ring.comCircuit length : 3180 m
FIA GT statistics
This is the first race to take place at the Bucharest Ring, a street circuit desi weiter >>
2007 FIA GT3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Bucharest Round 18-20 May 2007
1 Tech 9 Motorsport GBR Tom Ferrier GBR Silver Phil Quaife GBR Silver Porsche 997 GT3 Cup MY06
2 Tech 9 Motorsport GBR Jonathan Lang GBR Silver Phil Keen GBR Silver Porsche 997 GT3 Cup MY06
3 Tech 9 Motorsport GBR Peter Snowdon GBR Silver TBA TBA TBA Porsche 997 GT3 Cup weiter >>
Luke Hines & Philipp Peter lose their FIA G.T. drive
Luke Hines & Philipp Peter lose their FIA G.T. drive as PSI withdraws from the Championship. The Team had a fairytale start to the season by finishing 2nd in Zuhai only 2 seconds away from an outright victory.
For Luke Hines his very first G.T.1 experience could not hav weiter >>
A thrilling start to a promising future !
Building on the great success of the FIA GT3 European Championship one year after its creation, the SRO Motorsport Group chaired by Stéphane Ratel has now launched the GT4 European Cup, a new category offering manufacturers, teams and drivers a first step into GT ra weiter >>
GECAM (German Capital Asset Management)
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Dabei übernimmt GECAM mit weiter >>
Nach einer langen Winterpause startete am Wochenende die FIA GT3 Europäische Meisterschaft in ihre zweite Saison. Auf der Traditionsrennstrecke im britischen Silverstone stellten sich siebzehn Teams mit elf verschiedenen Marken der Herausforderung der jungen Meisterschaft.
Auch die drei Kessel-Ferrari ware weiter >>