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2009 FIA GT Paul Ricard 2 Hours

The 2009 FIA GT Paul Ricard 2 Hours was the seventh round of the 2009 FIA GT Championship season. It took place at Circuit Paul Ricard on 4 October 2009. The race was won by the Corvette of Enrique Bernoldi and Roberto Streit for Sangari Team Brazil, ahead of the No. 2 Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati and Selleslagh Racing Team Corvette. In the GT2 category, Toni Vilander and Gianmaria Bruni won from pole position in the AF Corse Ferrari, leading the Prospeed Competition Porsche and the second AF Corse Ferrari.

Vitaphone Racing Team and AF Corse both secured the FIA GT Teams Championships for the GT1 and GT2 categories in this race.

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QualifyingEdit

Qualifying was led by the No. Sangari Corvette of Enrique Bernoldi, however the car had been given a five grid spot penalty prior to qualifying for causing an avoidable accident during pre-qualifying practice. This moved the Sangari car back to sixth, and moved Alex Müller to pole position and allowing Vitaphone Racing Team to lock out the front row. In the GT2 category Gianmaria Bruni of AF Corse secured an all Ferrari front row alongside CRS Racing.

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[1]

Pos Class Team Driver Lap Time Grid
1 GT1 No. 8 Sangari Team Brazil Enrique Bernoldi 2:00.919 6
2 GT1 No. 2 Vitaphone Racing Team Alex Müller 2:01.856 1
3 GT1 No. 33 Vitaphone Racing Team DHL Alessandro Pier Guidi 2:02.043 2
4 GT1 No. 1 Vitaphone Racing Team Andrea Bertolini 2:02.044 3
5 GT1 No. 3 Selleslagh Racing Team James Ruffier 2:02.300 4
6 GT1 No. 4 Peka Racing Mike Hezemans 2:02.328 5
7 GT1 No. 19 Luc Alphand Aventures Thomas Biagi 2:02.541 7
8 GT1 No. 21 Solution F Olivier Panis 2:04.796 8
9 GT1 No. 40 Marc VDS Racing Team Bas Leinders 2:05.853 9
10 GT1 No. 44 Matech GT Racing Thomas Mutsch 2:07.108 10
11 GT2 No. 50 AF Corse Gianmaria Bruni 2:08.314 11
12 GT2 No. 55 CRS Racing Tim Mullen 2:08.480 12
13 GT2 No. 97 Brixia Racing Martin Ragginger 2:08.924 13
14 GT2 No. 59 Trackspeed Racing Sascha Maassen 2:08.972 14
15 GT2 No. 51 AF Corse Álvaro Barba 2:09.436 15
16 GT2 No. 61 Prospeed Competition Darryl O'Young 2:09.483 16
17 GT2 No. 60 Prospeed Competition Emmanuel Collard 2:09.534 17
18 GT2 No. 95 PeCom Racing Team Matías Russo 2:09.551 18
19 GT2 No. 56 CRS Racing Andrew Kirkaldy 2:09.722 19
20 GT2 No. 77 BMS Scuderia Italia Matteo Malucelli 2:09.743 20
21 GT2 No. 78 BMS Scuderia Italia Diego Romanini 2:11.078 21

RaceEdit

Race resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 75% of winner's distance are marked as Not Classified (NC).[2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT1 8   Sangari Team Brazil   Enrique Bernoldi
  Roberto Streit
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 57
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
2 GT1 2   Vitaphone Racing Team   Miguel Ramos
  Alex Müller
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 57
Maserati 6.0 L V12
3 GT1 3   Sellesagh Racing Team   Bert Longin
  James Ruffier
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 57
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
4 GT1 19   Luc Alphand Aventures   Xavier Maassen
  Thomas Biagi
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 57
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
5 GT1 1   Vitaphone Racing Team   Michael Bartels
  Andrea Bertolini
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 57
Maserati 6.0 L V12
6 GT1 33   Vitaphone Racing Team DHL   Alessandro Pier Guidi
  Matteo Bobbi
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 57
Maserati 6.0 L V12
7 GT1 21   Solution F   Ange Barde
  Olivier Panis
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 55
Ferrari 5.9 L V12
8 GT1 44   Matech GT Racing   Thomas Mutsch
  Henri Moser
Ford GT1 M 55
Ford 5.0 L V8
9 GT2 50   AF Corse   Toni Vilander
  Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 55
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
10 GT2 60   Prospeed Competition   Emmanuel Collard
  Richard Westbrook
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 55
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
11 GT2 51   AF Corse   Álvaro Barba
  Niki Cadei
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 55
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
12 GT2 95   PeCom Racing Team   Luis Pérez Companc
  Matías Russo
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 55
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
13 GT2 55   CRS Racing   Chris Niarchos
  Tim Mullen
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 55
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
14 GT1 40   Marc VDS Racing Team   Bas Leinders
  Renaud Kuppens
Ford GT1 M 55
Ford 5.0 L V8
15 GT2 97   Brixia Racing   Luigi Lucchini
  Martin Ragginger
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 54
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
16 GT2 77   BMS Scuderia Italia   Matteo Malucelli
  Paolo Ruberti
Ferrari F430 GT2 P 54
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
17 GT2 56   CRS Racing   Andrew Kirkaldy
  Rob Bell
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 54
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
18 GT2 59   Trackspeed Racing   Sascha Maassen
  David Ashburn
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 54
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19
DNF
GT2 78   BMS Scuderia Italia   Ettore Bonaldi
  Diego Romanini
Ferrari F430 GT2 P 45
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
20
DNF
GT1 4   Peka Racing   Mike Hezemans
  Anthony Kumpen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 40
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
DSQ GT2 61   Prospeed Competition   Darryl O'Young
  Marco Holzer
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 53
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Qualifying". FIA GT Championship. 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  2. ^ "Race Result". FIA GT Championship. 2009-10-04. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2009-10-04.
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