Monday, May 24, 2010

Podium #1: GT1 in Brno, Czech Republic...

Not bad...Not bad at all...

In only their third race of the GT1 Season, the factory Nissan team hailing from Great Britain followed up their win in the previous race with a third place finish this past weekend in Eastern Europe. The two GT-R effort both finished in the points as the other Sumo Power race team finished 10th on the day. So in the team's first three races they have a win and a third. This bodes well not only for the season going forward but also for Nissan to continue funding major motorsports efforts as winning always brings positive attention to a brand....Recap below...

"The Matech Ford GT No.5 of Romain Grosjean and Thomas Mutsch won an eventful Championship Race in Brno.

Second was Czech driver Tomas Enge and Darren Turner in the Young Driver Aston Martin No.7.

Peter Dumbreck and Peter Krumm claimed the final podium position in their Sumo Power Nissan GT-R.

The Hexis Aston Martin No.10 of Jonathan Hirschi and Clivio Piccione was fourth ahead of the Vitaphone Maseratis of pole-sitter Andrea Bertolini/Michael Bartels and Enrique Bernoldi/Miguel Ramos.

Nicky Pastorelli/Dominik Schwager rounded out a successful weekend for the Lamborghini No.38 with seventh place.

The No.13 of Stefan Rosina and Marc Hennerici flew the flag for Corvette in eighth place followed by the Hexis Aston Martin No.9 of Frederic Makowiecki/Stephane Sarrazin with the Swiss Racing Nissan GT-R of Karl Wendlinger/Henri Moser claiming the final point for 10th place.

It was the second race win and 25 points for the Ford GT pair after taking the spoils in the opening race in Abu Dhabi."

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