Mad-Croc Corvette dominates at Spa

Dutchmen Jos Menten and Xavier Maassen dominated the qualifying race for the fifth round of the FIA GT1 World Championship at Spa

Mad-Croc Corvette dominates at Spa

Menten converted Maassen's pole into the lead of the race aboard the DKR-run Mad-Croc Chevrolet Corvette and edged away from Frank Kechele in the best of the Reiter Lamborghini Murcielagos through the opening stint.

The DKR crew maintained an advantage of more than two seconds during the mandatory pitstops, giving Maassen enough of lead over Ricardo Zonta to claim a comfortable victory.

Menten said: "I don't really think it was easy. I'd raced with Frank at Silverstone [in the Reiter Lambo] and I know what he is capable of."

Third place went to the Phoenix/Carsport Chevrolet driven by Marc Hennerici and Mike Hezemans. Hennerici ran fifth to the pitstops behind Dominik Schwarger and Stefan Mucke, but contact between the All-Inkl.com Lambo and the Young Driver AMR Aston Martin and then a fast pitstop by the Phoenix squad got Mike Hezemans out in third place.

Mucke and Christoffer Nygaard ended up fourth ahead of the Vitaphone-run Hegersport Maserati of Nico Verdonck and Bert Longin. Sixth place went to Schwarger and team-mate Nicky Pastorelli.

Championship leaders Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini non-scored in their Vitaphone Maserati after the former sustained body damage on the opening lap. Second-placed Romain Grosjean crashed the Matech Ford GT he shared with Neel Jani at Blanchimont.

Pos Drivers Car Time/Gap 1. Maassen/Menten Corvette 59m59.600s 2. Zonta/Kechele Lamborghini + 1.895s 3. Hezemans/Hennerici Corvette + 23.371s 4. Nygaard/Mucke Aston Martin + 27.771s 5. Longin/Verdonck Maserati + 35.518s 6. Pastorelli/Schwager Lamborghini + 36.972s 7. Westbrook/Mutsch Ford + 41.228s 8. Kox/Haase Lamborghini + 50.582s 9. Krumm/Dumbreck Nissan + 51.892s 10. Martin/Leinders Ford + 52.956s 11. Enge/Turner Aston Martin + 53.016s 12. Bernoldi/Ramos Maserati + 56.667s 13. Heger/Muller Maserati + 1m07.900s 14. Hirschi/Piccione Aston Martin + 1m08.500s 15. Palttala/Kuppens Ford + 1m11.600s 16. Basseng/Bouchut Lamborghini + 1m13.700s 17. Wendlinger/Moser Nissan + 1m26.200s 18. Ara/Nilsson Nissan + 1m26.600s 19. Gavin/Kuismanen Corvette + 1m29.200s 20. Hughes/Campbell-Walter Nissan + 1 lap Retirements: Grosjean/Jani Ford 23 laps Makowiecki/Accary Aston Martin 7 laps Piccini/Kumpen Corvette 2 laps Bertolini/Bartels Maserati 1 laps 
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