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2004 FIA GT Donington 500km

The 2004 FIA GT Donington 500 km was the sixth round the 2004 FIA GT Championship season. It took place at the Donington Park, United Kingdom, on June 27, 2004.

Several competitors from the British GT Championship participated in this event, although the TVR Tuscans were required to run in a separate special class due to the cars not meeting N-GT homologation requirements. The #5 Vitaphone Saleen overtook the #17 JMB Ferrari for the lead, then quickly build up a gap of 8 seconds. In the last lap at the chicane, the #5 had come together with the #99 Porsche and the former suffered a puncture. The damage to the Saleen was enough to lose the win as Jaime Melo retake the lead in the final corner. Matteo Bobbi was able to unlap the #17 Ferrari on the final corner as well and gained a lap advantage.

Official resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT 17   JMB Racing   Karl Wendlinger
  Jaime Melo
Ferrari 575-GTC Maranello M 117
Ferrari 6.0L V12
2 GT 5   Vitaphone Racing Team
  Konrad Motorsport
  Michael Bartels
  Uwe Alzen
Saleen S7-R P 117
Ford 7.0L V8
3 GT 11   G.P.C. Giesse Squadra Corse   Philipp Peter
  Fabio Babini
Ferrari 575-GTC Maranello P 117
Ferrari 6.0L V12
4 GT 1   BMS Scuderia Italia   Matteo Bobbi
  Gabriele Gardel
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 117
Ferrari 5.9L V12
5 GT 2   BMS Scuderia Italia   Fabrizio Gollin
  Luca Cappellari
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 117
Ferrari 5.9L V12
6 GT 13   G.P.C. Giesse Squadra Corse   Emanuele Naspetti
  Gianni Morbidelli
Ferrari 575-GTC Maranello P 116
Ferrari 6.0L V12
7 GT 3   Care Racing Developments
  BMS Scuderia Italia
  Stefano Livio
  Enzo Calderari
  Lilian Bryner
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 116
Ferrari 5.9L V12
8 GT 7   Ray Mallock Ltd.   Mike Newton
  Thomas Erdos
Saleen S7-R D 116
Ford 7.0L V8
9 GT 8   Ray Mallock Ltd.   Chris Goodwin
  Miguel Ramos
Saleen S7-R D 115
Ford 7.0L V8
10 N-GT 50   Yukos Freisinger Motorsport   Emmanuel Collard
  Stéphane Ortelli
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR M 114
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
11 N-GT 99   Freisinger Motorsport   Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR M 114
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
12 GT 18   JMB Racing   Bert Longin
  Lorenzo Casè
  Matteo Malucelli
Ferrari 575-GTC Maranello M 113
Ferrari 6.0L V12
13 GT 10   Zwaans GTR Racing Team   Stéphane Lemeret
  Henrik Roos
  Arjan van der Zwaan
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 113
Chrysler 8.0L V10
14 N-GT 88   GruppeM   Tim Mullen
  Jonathan Cocker
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR D 112
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
15 N-GT 65   Scuderia Ecosse   Andrew Kirkaldy
  Nathan Kinch
Ferrari 360 Modena GTC P 111
Ferrari 3.6L V8
16 GT 19   JMB   Mauro Casadei
  Andrea Garbagnati
  Antoine Gosse
Ferrari 575-GTC Maranello M 111
Ferrari 6.0L V12
17 N-GT 62   G.P.C. Giesse Squadra Corse   Fabrizio de Simone
  Christian Pescatori
Ferrari 360 Modena GTC P 110
Ferrari 3.6L V8
18 SP2 153   RSR   Lawrence Tomlinson
  Nigel Greensall
TVR Tuscan T400R D 110
TVR Speed Six 4.0L I6
19 N-GT 71   JWR   Mike Jordan
  David Warnock
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 109
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
20 N-GT 59   Jens Petersen Racing   Jens Petersen
  Oliver Mathai
  Jan-Dirk Lueders
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 106
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
21 GT 28   Graham Nash Motorsport   Paolo Ruberti
  Paul Whight
  David Leslie
Saleen S7-R D 106
Ford 7.0L V8
22 GT 4   Konrad Motorsport   Paul Knapfield
  Harald Becker
  Toni Seiler
Saleen S7-R P 104
Ford 7.0L V8
23 N-GT 69   Proton Competition   Gerold Ried
  Christian Ried
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 80
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
24 GT 27   Creation Autosportif   Jamie Campbell-Walter
  Jamie Derbyshire
  Bobby Verdon-Roe
Lister Storm D 83
Jaguar 7.0L V12
25
DNF
N-GT 77   Yukos Freisinger Motorsport   Nikolai Fomenko
  Alexey Vasilyev
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR M 83
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
26
DNF
GT 9   Zwaans GTR Racing Team   Val Hillebrand
  Rob van der Zwaan
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 56
Chrysler 8.0L V10
27
DNF
SP2 154   Synergy Motorsport   Bob Berridge
  Lee Caroline
  Christopher Stockton
TVR Tuscan T400R D 51
TVR Speed Six 4.0L I6
28
DNF
GT 22   Wieth Racing   Wolfgang Kaufmann
  Mark Mayall
  Rob Croydon
Ferrari 550 Maranello D 36
Ferrari 6.0L V12

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole position – #4 Konrad Motorsport – 1:40.747
  • Fastest lap – #5 Vitaphone Racing Team – 1:28.906
  • Average speed – 156.670 km/h

ReferencesEdit

  • "Results: 2004 Round 6 – Donington". FIA GT Championship. 27 June 2004. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
  • "500 km Donington". World Sports Racing Prototypes. 2 October 2005. Archived from the original on 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
  • "FIA GT Championship Donington 2004 (Photo Archive)". Racing Sports Cars. 14 July 2004. Retrieved 2007-11-04.


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