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Race Facts: 2007 Round 4 - Brno - race 1

Lap Car Description
0   Weather: dry. Perfect conditions
0   Erik Janis, in the nr 15 S-Berg Racing Lamborghini, starts from the pole position, for the first time in the FIA GT3 European Championship.
0   Second in the Championship classification, Luca Pirri (nr 18 Martini Callaway Racing Corvette) is second on the grid, just in front of Championship leader Gilles Vannelet (nr 38 Kessel Racing Ferrari)
0   38 cars were expected on the grid, but 37 were present as the nr 10 Lamborghini started from the pits beacause of a fuel problem
0   15 - 18 - 38 - 44 - 23 - 45 - 27 - 19 - 17 - 13 - 51 - 5 - 14 - 34 - 32 - 11 - 25 - 39
0   Janis keeps the lead. It's very close between Pirri, Vannelet and Bera. Bera overtakes Vannelet for third position
0   Huge crash in the middle of the field between several cars. Cars 2, 14, 25, 26, 31 and 51 are involved in this accident, and retire
1   SAFETY CAR
1   15 - 18 - 44 - 38 - 45 - 17 - 19 - 23 - 27 - 5
2   Behind the Safety Car, Erik Janis (nr 15 Lamborghini) is leading, in front of Luca Pirri (nr 18 Corvette),
2   -Romain Bera (nr 44 Ford GT), Gilles Vannelet (nr 38 Ferrari), Mikael Forsten (nr 45 Ford GT), Jiri Skula (nr 17 Corvette) and Arnaud Peyroles (nr 19 Corvette)
4   Green flag, 48 minutes to go
4   Janis keeps the leadership. Position stays the same
5   Janis is pushing. Pirri, Bera, Vannelet, Fortsen and Skula are fighting together
6   15 - 18 - 44 - 38 - 45 - 17 - 19 - 23 - 27 - 5
6   Both Fords are under pressure. Vannelet (nr 38) tries to overtake Bera (nr 44), whereas Skula (nr 17) is attacking Fortsen (nr 45)
7   Janis is leading by more than 5.8 seconds on Luca Pirri
7   Peyroles overtakes Skula for 6th position
7   Now five cars are very close : Vannelet, Fortsen, Peyroles, Skula and Frassinetti
8   Very beautiful battle between those cars. Janis, Pirri and Bera increase their leading position
9   Frassinetti overtakes Skula for 7th position
9   nr 29 Damax Ascari to the pits, maybe with an engine problem
10   15 - 18 - 44 - 38 - 45 - 19 - 23 - 17 - 27 - 5
10   Frassinetti now overtakes Peyroles, in front of the pits, for 6th position
10   Pits are now open for the driver change. Janis is leading by more than 7 seconds on Pirri, who is leading by 2 seconds on Bera
11   Vannelet, first leader to the pits. Driver change to Moser. Peyroles also stops on this lap. Driver change to Ruffier
11   4 seconds stop & go penalty for car 43
12   Pirri to the pits. Driver change to von Gartzen. Skula to the pits, driver change to Matzke
12   Half way. Janis is leading by more than 11 seconds on Bera. Fortsen is third, Frassinetti fourth and Marchal fifth. All those drivers need to come back to the pits to change driver
14   Henri Moser in nr 38 Ferrari overtakes Jurgen von Gartzen, in the nr 18 Corvette, during the driver change. Von Gartzen lost around 10 seconds in the pits
14   Fortsen, Frassinetti and Williams to the pits. Driver change to Soulet, Alessi and Cloet.
15   Leader to the pits. Driver change to Jaromir Jirik.
15   Bera to the pits. Driver change to Maxime Dubrulle
16   After the driver change, car nr 15, now driven by Jaromir Jirik, is still leading.
16   Von Gartzen (nr 18) overtakes Moser (nr 38). But James Ruffier (nr 19) overtakes Moser, Von Gartzen then Dubrulle (nr 44). Ruffier is now second, 14 seconds behind the leading Lamborghini
16   von Gartzen and Moser also overtake Dubrulle's Ford
16   15 - 19 - 18 - 38 - 44 - 17 - 27 - 11 - 23 - 34
17   Ruffier, von Gartzen and Moser are raising their rhythm in order to catch Jirik's Lamborghini. 16 minutes to go, and Jirik is now leading by only 7 seconds
18   15 - 19 - 18 - 38 - 17 - 44 - 27 - 11 - 23 - 34
19   Only 4 seconds between Jirik and Ruffier !
20   The gap in now 1.4 seconds between the leaders !
21   Jirik and Ruffier are now together. Ruffier is attacking and overtakes Jirik. James Ruffier, in nr 19 Riverside Corvette, is now leading the race. 10 minutes before the chequered flag
21   19 - 15 - 18 - 38 - 17 - 11 - 44 - 27 - 23 - 45
23   Von Gartzen and Moser are coming back on Jaromir Jirik's Lamborghini
24   Von Gartzen is now second, after overtaking Jaromir Jirik in the straight in front of the pit lane
24   19 - 18 - 15 - 38 - 17 - 11 - 44 - 23 - 27 - 45
24   Jirik is now under pressure from Moser
25   In the last lap, Moser overtakes Jirik's Lamborghini in the traffic. The Championship leader is now 3rd
26   First victory of the season for James Ruffier and Arnaud Peyroles
    Arnaud Peyroles and James Ruffier win for the first time of the season, ahead of von Gartzen / Pirri and Moser / Vannelet. Moser and Vannelet are now leading by 13 points the FIA GT3 European Championship classification.
    In 4th position, Jaromir Jirk and Eric Janis finished first of the Lamborghinis, Frassinetti and Alessi were 7th and first of the Aston Martin, just behind Forsten / Soulet, first of the Ford GT.
    Lang and Ellis were first of the Dodges, Spooner and Greenhalgh were first of the Ascari, Deverikos and Quaife first of the Porsches, and finally Margot Laffite and Georges Alexandre Sturdza finished first of the Morgans.