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2 Race Facts: 2007 Round 3 - Monza

Lap Description
0 After race 1, the nr 25 Hexis Racing Aston Martin DBRS9 had to withdraw, with engine problems
0 36 cars are expected on the grid
0 For the first time of the season, Klauss Ludwig, in the nr 16 Martini Callaway Racing Corvette Z06R GT3, will start from pole position, in front of two other Corvettes: The nr 18 of Jürgen von Gartzen, and the nr 19 of James Ruffier
0 16 - 18 - 19 - 38 - 8 - 43 - 28 - 23 - 26 - 34 - 9 - 31 - 7 - 32
1 Good start from Klaus Ludwig, stays in p1. All is ok in the first chicane
1 Three Corvettes stay in 1, 2, 3. Ruffier is attacking Jürgen von Gartzen
1 Ludwig, von Gartzen, Ruffier, Moser, Morrsi, Mutsch are all together
1 Mutsch attacked Morris at the entrance of the Parabolica, but the positions did not change
1 16 - 18 - 19 - 38 - 8- 43 - 28 - 23 - 34 - 26
2 The Corvettes start the race with a strong rhythm.
2 Six leaders together. Battle between Thompson, Daoudi, Frassinetti, Makowiecki and Dubrulle for 7th position
3 16 - 18 - 19 - 38 - 8- 43 - 28 - 23 - 34 - 23 - 26 - 9 - 7 - 15 - 2 - 1
4 After four laps, only 5 seconds between Klaus Ludwig, 1st, and Thomas Mutsch, 6th
4 Car 14 goes straight at Turn 1
4 Fastest lap for Ludwig. 1.53.764
4 Car 3 in the gravel at Turn 5 and rejoins
5 Jirik, in the nr 15 Lamborghini, overtakes Mortimer's Dodge. Jirik now 12th
5 Klaus Ludwig is now under pressure from Jürgen von Gartzen
5 Positions stay the same
7 16 - 18 - 19 - 38 - 8- 43 - 28 - 23 - 34 - 23 - 26
7 The Corvettes are going away. Ruffier sets the fastest time of 1.53.418
8 2 seconds between Ludwig (1st) and Ruffier (3rd). 2.5 seconds between Ruffier and Moser (4th)
8 Car 31 in the gravel at Turn 11
9 Klaus Ludwig is now under pressure from Jürgen von Gartzen
10 Under pressure from von Gartzen, Ludwig increases the fastest time : 1.52.966
10 Thompson and Daoudi touch each other. Both cars out at Turn 11. They managed to rejoin but they lose a lot of time
11 16 - 18 - 19 - 38 - 8 - 43 - 23 - 26 - 9 - 32
11 After more than 20 minutes, the three Corvettes are still together. Moser is fourth, Morris 5th, and Mutsch 6th. Battle between Frassinetti and Makowiecki Aston Martins for 7th place
12 Car 3 stopped at Turn 5. Puncture
13 Pitlane open. Car 15 first to pits. Driver change to Erik Janis
15 Tom Ferrier, in the nr 1 Tech 9 Porsche, loses the control of his car at Turn 5
15 The leaders choose to stay as much as they can on track
16 After 30 minutes, positions are the same
16 Ed Morris, in the nr 8 RPM Dodge, is the first leader to stop. Driver change to Bradley Ellis
17 Car 51 in the gravel at T8 and rejoins
18 Ludwig, von Gartzen, Ruffier, Moser pit at the same time. Driver change to Berberich Martini, Pirri, Peyroles and Vannelet
19 The nr 38 Kessel Racing Ferrari, now driven by Gilles Vannelet, was the first car to go back on track
19 Mutsch and Makowiecki last to pit. Driver changes to Bartek and Lagniez
19 Vannelet is leading in front of Pirri, Peyroles, Ellis, Alessi and Berberich-Martini
20 38 - 18 - 19 - 43 - 8 - 23 - 16 - 32 - 15 - 9
20 problem for nr 26. Pushed into garage
20 Vannelet is leading by 5.9 seconds over Luca Pirri. Peyroles is 1.6 seconds behind Pirri.
20 Ulli Berberich Martini slow on track.
22 38 - 18 - 19 - 8 - 43 - 23 - 32 - 15 - 9
22 Pirri comes back on Vannelet. The gap grows with the traffic on the track
23 15 minutes to go. 1.4 seconds between Vannelet and Pirri. Alessi overtakes Bartek for 5th place
24 Vannelet and Pirri are now together. Vannelet is under pressure from Pirri
25 Pirri attacks Vannelet, but Vannelet does not want to let him past. 10 minutes to go
26 Strong battle between 1rst & 2nd on track, but also between 1rst & 2nd in the Championship
26 Pirri overtakes Vannelet, just before the first chicane. Nr 18 Corvette is the new race leader.
27 18 - 38 - 19 - 8 - 23 - 43 - 15 - 32 - 27 - 9
28 nr 13, Hans Knauss, stops at turn 4
30 Last lap. Less than 1 second between Pirri and Vannelet. Pirri seems to be lacking fuel
30 43 in the pits
30 50 in the pits
31 18 - 38 - 19 - 8 - 23 - 32 - 27 - 24 - 22 - 2
31 Pirri wins, but he stops on the track after the chequered flag
  Second win in a row for Pirri and von Gartzen. Vannelet and Moser are second, and Peyroles and Ruffier third.
  In fourth position, Morris and Ellis are first of the Dodges, and Frassinetti and Alessi managed to finish 5th, first of the Aston Martins, in spite of a fuel pressure problem.
  The nr 32 Team Berlanga Ascari KZ1R of Daniel Gibson and Michael Greenhalgh finished 6th, first of the Ascaris.