2008 FIA GT Bucharest 2 Hours

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The 2008 Bucharest City Challenge was the sixth round of the 2008 FIA GT Championship season and was organised by City Challenge GmbH. It took place at the Bucharest Ring temporary street circuit in Bucharest, Romania, on 23 — 24 August 2008.

Format[edit]

Unlike the previous running at Bucharest in 2007, the 2008 event introduced a new event format that involved two races. After qualification, a one-hour race was held and entries were awarded half of the standard FIA points for their finishing positions. On Sunday, a second one-hour race was held, with the starting grid being determined by the finishing order of the first race. Half points were again rewarded based on finishing order.[1]

Race results[edit]

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

Saturday[edit]

Phoenix Carsport lead the field as the #5 Corvette of Swiss drivers Marcel Fässler and Jean-Denis Délétraz earned victory from pole position over the team's second car. In the GT2 category, CR Scuderia earned their first ever victory in the FIA GT Championship, just ahead of defending class champions AF Corse.[2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT1 5 Germany Phoenix Carsport Racing Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz
Switzerland Marcel Fāssler
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 46
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0 L V8
2 GT1 6 Germany Phoenix Carsport Racing Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Italy Fabrizio Gollin
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 46
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0 L V8
3 GT1 1 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team Germany Michael Bartels
Italy Andrea Bertolini
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 46
Maserati 6.0 L V12
4 GT1 2 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team Portugal Miguel Ramos
Brazil Alexandre Negrão
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 46
Maserati 6.0 L V12
5 GT1 3 Belgium Selleslagh Racing Team France Christophe Bouchut
Netherlands Xavier Maassen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 46
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0 L V8
6 GT1 4 Belgium Peka Racing Belgium Anthony Kumpen
Belgium Bert Longin
Saleen S7-R P 46
Ford 7.0 L V8
7 GT1 10 United Kingdom Gigawave Motorsport Austria Philipp Peter
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Aston Martin DBR9 M 46
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
8 GT1 8 Russia IPB Spartak Racing
Germany Reiter Engineering
Netherlands Peter Kox
Russia Roman Rusinov
Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT M 45
Lamborghini 6.0 L V12
9 GT2 56 United Kingdom CR Scuderia Racing United Kingdom Andrew Kirkaldy
United Kingdom Rob Bell
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 45
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
10 GT2 50 Italy AF Corse Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 45
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
11 GT2 61 Belgium Prospeed Competition France Emmanuel Collard
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 45
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
12 GT2 77 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Italy Paolo Ruberti
Italy Matteo Malucelli
Ferrari F430 GT2 P 44
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
13 GT2 51 Italy AF Corse Italy Thomas Biagi
San Marino Christian Montanari
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 44
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
14 GT2 55 United Kingdom CR Scuderia Racing Canada Chris Niarchos
United Kingdom Tim Mullen
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 44
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
15 GT2 62 United Kingdom Scuderia Ecosse United Kingdom Jamie Davies
Italy Fabio Babini
Ferrari F430 GT2 P 44
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
16 GT2 78 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Switzerland Joël Camathias
Italy Davide Rigon
Ferrari F430 GT2 P 44
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
17 GT2 66 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Marc Lieb
Austria Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 43
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
18 GT2 69 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Austria Richard Lietz
Austria Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 43
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19 G2 101 Belgium Belgian Racing Belgium Bas Leinders
Belgium Renaud Kuppens
Gillet Vertigo Streiff P 42
Maserati 4.2 L V8
20
DNF
GT2 95 Italy Advanced Engineering
Argentina PeCom Racing Team
Argentina Matías Russo
Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 28
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
21
DNF
GT2 57 Switzerland Kessel Racing Switzerland Henri Moser
Italy Fabrizio del Monte
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 23
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
DNS GT1 33 Austria Jetalliance Racing Austria Karl Wendlinger
United Kingdom Ryan Sharp
Aston Martin DBR9 M
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
DNS GT1 36 Austria Jetalliance Racing Austria Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer
Germany Alex Müller
Aston Martin DBR9 M
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
DNS GT2 60 Belgium Prospeed Competition Finland Markus Palttala
Finland Mikael Forsten
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6

Sunday[edit]

Phoenix Carsport continued their victorious run on Sunday as the #5 car once again led the field to the checkered flag, although the team's second Corvette failed to make the finish after hitting a wall with ten laps remaining. CR Scuderia also won for the second time, Andrew Kirkaldy and Rob Bell's Ferrari overtaking the AF Corse Ferrari in the closing laps.[3]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT1 5 Germany Phoenix Carsport Racing Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz
Switzerland Marcel Fāssler
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 46
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0 L V8
2 GT1 2 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team Portugal Miguel Ramos
Brazil Alexandre Negrão
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 46
Maserati 6.0 L V12
3 GT1 1 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team Germany Michael Bartels
Italy Andrea Bertolini
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 46
Maserati 6.0 L V12
4 GT1 4 Belgium Peka Racing Belgium Anthony Kumpen
Belgium Bert Longin
Saleen S7-R P 46
Ford 7.0 L V8
5 GT1 10 United Kingdom Gigawave Motorsport Austria Philipp Peter
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Aston Martin DBR9 M 46
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
6 GT1 3 Belgium Selleslagh Racing Team France Christophe Bouchut
Netherlands Xavier Maassen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 46
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0 L V8
7 GT1 8 Russia IPB Spartak Racing
Germany Reiter Engineering
Netherlands Peter Kox
Russia Roman Rusinov
Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT M 46
Lamborghini 6.0 L V12
8 GT2 56 United Kingdom CR Scuderia Racing United Kingdom Andrew Kirkaldy
United Kingdom Rob Bell
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 45
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
9 GT2 50 Italy AF Corse Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 45
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
10 GT2 61 Belgium Prospeed Competition France Emmanuel Collard
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 45
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
11 GT2 62 United Kingdom Scuderia Ecosse United Kingdom Jamie Davies
Italy Fabio Babini
Ferrari F430 GT2 P 45
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
12 GT2 77 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Italy Paolo Ruberti
Italy Matteo Malucelli
Ferrari F430 GT2 P 45
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
13 GT2 95 Italy Advanced Engineering
Argentina PeCom Racing Team
Argentina Matías Russo
Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 45
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
14 GT2 57 Switzerland Kessel Racing Switzerland Henri Moser
Italy Fabrizio del Monte
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 43
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
15 G2 101 Belgium Belgian Racing Belgium Bas Leinders
Belgium Renaud Kuppens
Gillet Vertigo Streiff P 42
Maserati 4.2 L V8
16
DNF
GT1 6 Germany Phoenix Carsport Racing Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Italy Fabrizio Gollin
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 36
Chevrolet LS7R 7.0 L V8
17
DNF
GT2 66 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Marc Lieb
Austria Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 27
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
18
DNF
GT2 78 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Switzerland Joël Camathias
Italy Davide Rigon
Ferrari F430 GT2 P 21
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
19
DNF
GT2 55 United Kingdom CR Scuderia Racing Canada Chris Niarchos
United Kingdom Tim Mullen
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 17
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
20
DNF
GT2 51 Italy AF Corse Italy Thomas Biagi
San Marino Christian Montanari
Ferrari F430 GT2 M 16
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
21
DNF
GT2 69 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Austria Richard Lietz
Austria Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 15
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position – #5 Phoenix Carsport Racing – 1:15.348[4]
  • Average Speed (Race 1) – 139.24 km/h (86.52 mph)[2]
  • Average Speed (Race 2) – 138.89 km/h (86.30 mph)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "23 August 2008 Fässler and Bruni on pole for Race One". FIA. 23 August 2008. Archived from the original on 28 September 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Results: 2008 Round 6 – Bucharest (Results after 1 Hour)". FIA. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Results: 2008 Round 6 – Bucharest (Race Result)". FIA. 24 August 2008. Archived from the original on 2 September 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "Results: 2008 Round 6 – Bucharest (Qualifying 1)". FIA. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2008. 


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