Race Facts: 2007 Round 4 - Brno - race 2

Lap Car Description
0   weather : sunny and dry
0   After race 1, the nr 6 Trackspeed Racing Porsche, the nr 14 S-Berg Racing Team Lamborghini, the nr 31 Team Berlanga Ascari and the nr 51 AutoGT Racing Morgan had to withdraw,,,
0   34 cars are on the grid
0   For the first time of the season, Andy Thompson, in the nr 11 First Racing Lamborghini will start from the pole position. Behind him, the Championship leader Henri Moser, in the nr 38 Kessel Racing Ferrari,
0   then nr 18 Martini Callaway Racing Corvette of Jurgen von Gartzen and Frederic Makowiecki in the nr 26 Hexis Racing Aston Martin
0   11 - 38 - 18 - 26 - 16 - 19 - 43 - 15 - 13 - 37 - 25 - 45 - 17 - 23 - 34 - 49
1   Good start from Andy Thompson, and Fred Makowiecki in the Aston Martin came from 4th to 2nd position
1   Henri Moser loses several positions in the first lap. He's being too careful: Moser is 9th at the end of first lap
1   11 - 26 - 19 - 18 - 16 - 23 - 43 - 37 - 38 - 13
2   Thompson is leading the race, followed by an Aston Martin, and a Corvette squad, with Ruffier, Von Gartzen and Ludwig. Those 5 cars are pretty close
2   16th on the grid, Diego Alessi in the nr 23 Aston Martin did a great start of the race, and he is now in 6th position
3   Difficult start of the race for Stephane Daoudi, down to last position
3   11 - 26 - 19 - 18 - 16 - 23 - 37 - 43 - 38 - 13
4   Ruffier is attacking Makowiecki
4   Alessi, in car nr 23, goes in the gravel at turn 3
4   Ruffier overtakes Makowiecki. Ruffier is now second. Then immediatly, von Gartzen passes Makowiecki
4   Ruffier is now attacking the leader, Andrew Thompson
5   11 - 19 - 18 - 26 - 16 - 38 - 37 - 15 - 13 - 45
5   car nr 43 to the pits. Puncture
5   Henri Moser is back in 6th position
5   Ruffier tries to overtake Thompson, but the Lamborghini resists well. Beautiful battle.
5   Ruffier finally manages to overtake him, after a really late braking
5   Von Gartzen is now about to attack Thompson
6   19 - 11 - 18 - 26 - 16 - 38 - 37 - 15 - 13 - 45
6   Von Gartzen overtakes Thompson at the end of the straight line. Two Corvettes are now leading, Ruffier ahead of von Gartzen
7   45 minutes to go. Four cars are together in the lead, Ruffier, von Gartzen, Thompson and Makowiecki. Ludwig and Moser are around 10 seconds behind them
7   As in the first race, the Corvettes are going faster and faster after a few laps
8   19 - 18 - 11 - 26 - 16 - 38 - 37 - 15 - 13 - 45 - 17 - 25 - 10 - 20 - 44
9   Makowiecki is attacking Thompson for 3rd position. Klauss Ludwig is coming back on them
10   Ruffier is leading by more than 2 seconds on von Gartzen. Thompson, Makowiecki and Ludwig are around 5 seconds behind the leader. Henri Moser is 14 seconds behind Ruffier
11   Pit stop window is now open
11   Jaromir Jirik (8th) is the first of the top 10 cars to stop. Driver change to Erik Janis, in the nr 15 Lamborghini
12   19 - 18 - 11 - 26 - 16 - 38 - 37 - 17 - 10 - 45
13   Stop & Go penalty car nr 22. 6 seconds
13   Half way. Positions are the same, Ruffier is leading by 3.4 seconds. Thompson, Makowiecki, Ludwig are together, 7 seconds behind the leader, and Henri Moser is 6th at 18 seconds.
13   All those cars need to stop for a driver change
16   Von Gartzen first leader to pits. Driver Change to Luca Pirri
17   Ruffier, Thompson, Makowiecki, Ludwig and Moser, all go to the pits for driver change to Peyroles, Rich, Lagnuez, Berberich Martini and Vannelet
18   Everybody changes driver, and the top 4 is the same. Nr 19 Corvette of Arnaud Peyroles first, Luca Pirri (nr 18 Corvette) second, and Uli Berberich Martini (nr 16 Corvette) is now fourth
18   19 - 18 - 16 - 11 - 38 - 26 - 15 - 37 - 45 - 10
19   Peyroles is leading by 4 seconds on Pirri. Vannelet overtakes Rich for 4th position, and Janis overtakes Lagniez for 6th position. Erik Janis, in the nr 15 Lamborghini, is now the fastest on track
20   19 - 18 - 16 - 38 - 11 - 15 - 26 - 37
20   Vannelet and Janis are attacking. Vannelet is now third, as he overtakes Berberich Martini, and Janis is 5th after passing Rich
21   Pirri is now just behind Peyroles, ready to attack him. The race is not finished yet !
21   Janis overtakes Berberich Martini, he is now 4th, 3 seconds behind Vannelet
22   Strong battle betwen Peyroles and Pirri for the first position. Both Corvettes are leading by more than 20 seconds on Vannelet's Ferrari.
22   Vannelet in now under threat from Janis
23   Ten minutes to go. Pirri takes the lead after a perfect attack on Peyroles on the straight line
24   19 - 18 - 38 - 15 - 16 - 11 - 26 - 45 - 17 - 37
25   Peyroles stays just behind Pirri. For third position it is pretty close between Vannelet and Janis
27   Last lap. Pirri is now leading by 4 seconds on Peyroles. Janis is still very close to Vannelet, fighting for third position
27   Janis overtakes Vannelet in the last lap.
    Important victory for Jurgen von Gartzen and Luca Pirri, in the nr 19 Martini Callaway Racing Corvette. With Henri Moser and Gilles Vannelet only fourth, the Championship positions are really close before the last round in Dubai.
    Arnaud Peyrolles and James Ruffier finished second in this race,
    on their home track, Janis and Jirik finished third, first of the Lamborghinis.
    In 6th position, Forsten and Soulet are first of the Fords, Lagniez and Makowiecki are the best Aston Martin competitors