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Maserati Sweeps Brno Grid's Top 3

Maserati grabbed the top three grid positions for tomorrow's FIA GT race in Brno, with Phillip Peter putting the #16 on pole position - his second of the season

Austrian Peter set a time of 1:56.322 around the Czech track, but he was less than four tenths of a second ahead of the second JMB Racing Maserati MC 12, driven in the second qualifying session by Andrea Bertolini.

The #15 car had to undergo extensive repairs overnight, after Bertolini's co-driver Karl Wendlinger crashed heavily in yesterday's practice.

"For me it is almost like a home race as I am from Vienna," Peter commented after the session. "I am very happy, for my team, Red Bull and Pirelli. Having two cars on the front row is great. We all worked hard in finding the right set up. The car is perfect.

"If it rains tomorrow, as the forecasts predict, I don't think there should be a problem for me with the right set up and tyres."

Pos Cl.  Drivers                      Make                         Time              Laps
 1. GT1  Peter/Buncombe/Rusinov       Maserati MC12 GT1            1:56.322           29
 2. GT1  Bertolini/Wendlinger         Maserati MC12 GT1            1:56.686 +  0.364  23
 3. GT1  Bartels/Scheider             Maserati MC12 GT1            1:56.700 +  0.378  30
 4. GT1  Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans       Corvette C5R                 1:56.920 +  0.598  37
 5. GT1  Babini/Biagi                 Maserati MC12 GT1            1:57.288 +  0.966  35
 6. GT1  Kox/Morbidelli               Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT  1:57.763 +  1.441  26
 7. GT1  Lamy/Gardel                  Ferrari 550 Maranello        1:57.931 +  1.609  29
 8. GT1  Deletraz/Piccini             Ferrari 575 Maranello GTC    1:58.050 +  1.728  34
 9. GT1  Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev     Ferrari 550 Maranello        1:58.590 +  2.268  29
10. GT1  Melo/Belloc                  Ferrari 575 Maranello GTC    1:58.615 +  2.293  34
11. GT1  Herbeck/Montermini           Ferrari 575 Maranello GTC    2:00.629 +  4.307  31
12. GT1  Keen/Halliday                Lister Storm GT              2:00.640 +  4.318  26
13. GT1  Senkyr/Pirri/Hooker          Saleen S7 R                  2:01.130 +  4.808  25
14. GT2  Lieb/Rockenfeller            Porsche 996 GT3 RSR          2:02.664 +  6.342  31
15. GT1  Stanco/Janus/Marcinkiewicz   Saleen S7 R                  2:03.412 +  7.090  34
16. G2   Balfe/Derbyshire             Mosler MT900R                2:05.224 +  8.902  36
17. GT2  Kaufmann/Jurasz/Valek        Porsche 996 GT3 RS           2:05.554 +  9.232  26
18. GT2  Collard/Sugden               Porsche 996 GT3 RSR          2:05.744 +  9.422  31
19. GT2  Lemeret/Deman                Ferrari 360 Modena           2:06.740 + 10.418  34
20. GT2  Konopka/Studenic             Porsche 996 GT3 RSR          2:07.287 + 10.965  15
21. GT2  Moccia/Busnelli              Porsche 996 GT3 RSR          2:08.378 + 12.056  31
22. GT2  Ried/Ried                    Porsche 996 GT3 RS           2:09.717 + 13.395  28
23. GT2  Gosse/Kutemann               Ferrari 360 Modena           2:10.512 + 14.190  37
24. GT2  Vonka/Casadei                Porsche 996 GT3 RS           2:10.699 + 14.377  33

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