Maserati Fastest, Corvette on Pole

The Michael Bartels/Timo Scheider Vitaphone Racing Maserati MC12 went fastest in the second and final qualifying session for tomorrow's FIA GT Championship round at Imola, but the GLPK-Carsport Corvette's session one time remained good enough for pole position

Maserati Fastest, Corvette on Pole

In a 45-minute session in which only three cars bettered their morning times, the German pair in the Maserati went almost a second quicker than anyone else to head the timesheets, but they will start only fourth, where they finished the morning session.

Fresh from his victory with Aston Martin at Silverstone, Pedro Lamy was to the fore again, this time in the Larbre Competition Ferrari 550 Maranello which he shares with Gabriele Gardel. They set the second best time, as they had in the morning and will start second.

Third best this afternoon was the pole-winning Chevy of Mike Hezemans, Anthony Kumpen and Bert Longin with the Konrad Motorsport Saleen S7 R of Walter Lechner Jr and Matteo Bobbi making it four different car in the top four in the session.

Marc Lieb and Mike Rockenfeller beat their Gruppe M Racing teammates Emmanuel Collard and Tim Sugden to the top time in this session, but it is the Anglo-French Sugden/Collard Porsche GT3 RSR crew which will sit on the GT2 pole tomorrow, courtesy of its better session one time.

2005 FIA GT Championship - Imola Qualifying 2: Pos Drivers Make Time Laps 1. Bartels/Scheider Maserati MC12 GT1 1:47.799 17 2. Lamy/Gardel Ferrari 550 Maranello 1:48.735 + 0.936 21 3. Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans Corvette C5R 1:49.063 + 1.264 17 4. Lechner/Bobbi Saleen S7 R 1:49.123 + 1.324 18 5. Melo/Belloc Ferrari 575 Maranello 1:49.133 + 1.334 23 6. Ruberti/Camathias Saleen S7 R 1:49.176 + 1.377 15 7. Babini/Biagi Maserati MC12 GT1 1:49.318 + 1.519 24 8. Bertolini/Wendlinger Maserati MC12 GT1 1:49.544 + 1.745 21 9. Deletraz/Piccini Ferrari 575 Maranello 1:50.197 + 2.398 19 10. Keen/Halliday Lister Storm GT 1:50.906 + 3.107 16 11. Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev Ferrari 550 Maranello 1:51.187 + 3.388 22 12. Becker/Hermann Saleen S7 R 1:51.914 + 4.115 15 13. Casoni/Varini/Panzavuota Saleen S7 R 1:52.999 + 5.200 6 14. Collard/Sugden Porsche 996 GT3 RSR 1:53.226 + 5.427 20 15. Lieb/Rockenfeller Porsche 996 GT3 RSR 1:53.800 + 6.001 19 16. Moccia/Busnelli Porsche 996 GT3 RSR 1:55.522 + 7.723 11 17. Kuppens/Leinders Vertigo Streiff 1:56.144 + 8.345 4 18. Kaufmann/Moro Porsche 996 GT3 RSR 1:56.197 + 8.398 15 19. Balfe/Derbyshire Mosler MT900R 1:56.452 + 8.653 10 20. Wilson/MacAri Ferrari 360 Modena 1:58.165 + 10.366 18 21. Vonka/Amaduzzi/Castro Porsche 996 GT3 RS 2:00.081 + 12.282 16 22. Ried/Ried Porsche 996 GT3 RS 2:02.031 + 14.232 20 23. Stanco/Janus Saleen S7 R 2:10.086 + 22.287 8 24. Peter/Buncombe/Rusinov Maserati MC12 GT1 No Time 2005 FIA GT Championship - Combined Qualifying Result: Pos Drivers Make Time Laps 1. Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans Corvette C5R 1:45.835 28 2. Lamy/Gardel Ferrari 550 Maranello 1:46.126 + 0.291 32 3. Peter/Buncombe/Rusinov Maserati MC12 GT1 1:46.227 + 0.392 19 4. Bartels/Scheider Maserati MC12 GT1 1:46.373 + 0.538 29 5. Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev Ferrari 550 Maranello 1:46.466 + 0.631 33 6. Ruberti/Camathias Saleen S7 R 1:46.636 + 0.801 31 7. Babini/Biagi Maserati MC12 GT1 1:46.639 + 0.804 40 8. Deletraz/Piccini Ferrari 575 Maranello 1:47.049 + 1.214 39 9. Lechner/Bobbi Saleen S7 R 1:47.261 + 1.426 36 10. Bertolini/Wendlinger Maserati MC12 GT1 1:47.297 + 1.462 34 11. Melo/Belloc Ferrari 575 Maranello 1:47.549 + 1.714 41 12. Keen/Halliday Lister Storm GT 1:49.527 + 3.692 33 13. Casoni/Varini/Panzavuota Saleen S7 R 1:51.050 + 5.215 26 14. Collard/Sugden Porsche 996 GT3 RSR 1:51.082 + 5.247 30 15. Becker/Hermann Saleen S7 R 1:51.417 + 5.582 35 16. Lieb/Rockenfeller Porsche 996 GT3 RSR 1:51.835 + 6.000 30 17. Stanco/Janus Saleen S7 R 1:51.935 + 6.100 20 18. Balfe/Derbyshire Mosler MT900R 1:52.752 + 6.917 29 19. Moccia/Busnelli Porsche 996 GT3 RSR 1:53.171 + 7.336 25 20. Kuppens/Leinders Vertigo Streiff 1:56.144 + 10.309 4 21. Kaufmann/Moro Porsche 996 GT3 RSR 1:56.197 + 10.362 30 22. Ried/Ried Porsche 996 GT3 RS 1:57.905 + 12.070 39 23. Wilson/MacAri Ferrari 360 Modena 1:58.165 + 12.330 31 24. Vonka/Amaduzzi/Castro Porsche 996 GT3 RS 1:59.421 + 13.586 34 
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