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Bertolini Doubles Up In Second Donington Race

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Andrea Bertolini won the second International Superstars Series race at Donington Park in his Swiss Team Maserati Quattroporte to complete a double victory at the British track.

Just like in Race 1, Bertolini got the jump on polesitter Alberto Cerqui (Team BMW Italia) at the start. From here Bertolini controlled the race to win by 3.8 seconds.

Luigi Ferrara and Johnny Herbert also got the better of Cerqui at the start, but the latter was tipped into a spin on the exit of Redgate by the BMW driver, which dropped the Brit down the field.

Ferrara remained in second place for CAAL Racing, with Alessandro Pier Guidi completing the podium in the second Maserati, an impressive result on his debut weekend in the championship.

Max Pigoli was fourth for Romeo Ferraris, ahead of Christian Montanari (RGA BMW) who recovered from being spun around by Thomas Biagi on the opening lap while in fifth. Herbert too made a strong recovery from his spin to finish sixth.

Cerqui made it home in seventh, ahead of Fabrizio Armetta and Biagi. The third factory BMW of Stefano Gabellini completed the top ten.

Ferrara has taken the championship lead, with Bertolini second four points behind. Biagi has slipped to third following a difficult weekend, 11 points off Ferrara. The next round takes place at Misano on 10th July.

Race results after 17 laps:

Pos Driver Team Car Time/Gap
1 Andrea Bertolini Swiss Team Maserati Quattroporte 27:03.919
2 Luigi Ferrara CAAL Racing Mercedes AMG C63 3.892
3 Alessandro Pier Guidi Swiss Team Maserati Quattroporte 5.327
4 Max Pigoli Romeo Ferraris Mercedes AMG C63 6.274
5 Christian Montanari RGA Motorsport BMW M3 E92 7.609
6 Johnny Herbert Romeo Ferraris Mercedes AMG C63 8.094
7 Alberto Cerqui Team BMW Italia BMW M3 E92 10.169
8 Fabrizio Armetta Motorzone Race Car Chevrolet Lumina CR-8 12.622
9 Thomas Biagi Team BMW Italia BMW M3 E92 13.377
10 Stefano Gabellini Team BMW Italia BMW M3 E92 25.163
11 Riccardo Romagnoli CAAL Racing Mercedes AMG C63 30.146
12 Alex De Giacomi Movisport BMW M3 E90 40.470
13 Michela Cerruti Romeo Ferraris Mercedes AMG C63 40.733
14 Mauro Cesari RGA Motorsport BMW M3 E92 46.435
15 Andrea Dromedari Romeo Ferraris Mercedes AMG C63 51.092
16 Francesco Ascani Movisport BMW M3 E90 1:30.618
17 Francesco Sini Ferlito Motors Jaguar XF 7 Laps
18 Luigi Cecchi Ferlito Motors Jaguar XF 8 Laps
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