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

Maserati Sweeps Brno Grid's Top 3

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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