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2011 FIA GT1 : Marc VDS Ford cleans up in Ordos

Written By Nathen Bridgwater on Sunday, September 4, 2011 | 7:26 AM


2011 FIA GT1 - Ordos Round winners : Maxime Martin / Frederic Makowiecki #41 - Ford GT Matech

  • 20,000 visitors to the first FIA GT1 World Championship in China

  • First Championship Race Win of 2011 for Ford, Marc VDS, Maxime Martin and Fred Makowiecki, who win the 2011 Kangbashi Cup.

  • Double Top 3 finish for Peter Dumbreck and Richard Westbrook

  • JR Motorsports take lead in the Team’s Championship

  • Lucas Luhr and Michael Krumm retain Driver’s Championship lead despite a disappointing weekend.

  • First podium finish for Clivio Piccione and Stef Dusseldorf since they won Round 1 in Abu Dhabi.

ORDOS, China : September 4, 2011 : Fred Makowiecki and Maxime Martin in the Nr41 Marc VDS Ford GT completed the double at Ordos International Circuit with victory in the Championship Race to add to their Qualifying Race success the previous day. Over 15,000 spectators packed the main straight grandstand and lined the grass banks of the Inner Mongolian circuit to witness the first instalment of GT1's Chinese triple-header. The total weekend attendance was put at over 20,000 marking an impressive debut for the championship in China.



2011 FIA GT1 - Ordos Round winners : Maxime Martin / Frederic Makowiecki #41 - Ford GT Matech

It was another commanding performance from the Ford GT pair. They held the upper hand since Qualifying to take a maximum of 33 points from the weekend.

They withstood a sustained pursuit from the JRM Racing Nissan GT-R Nr22 of Richard Westbrook and Peter Dumbreck for the second consecutive race.

Stef Dusseldorp and Clivio Piccione in the Hexis Aston Martin Nr3 were true to their promise of finishing on the podium by claiming third place. Fourth was the Hexis stablemates Christian Hohenadel and Andrea Piccini in the Nr4 Aston Martin.

The drivers' championship leaders Lucas Luhr and Michael Krumm in the JRM Racing Nr23 Nissan GT-R had an eventual race. Starting from the sixth row, Luhr had worked his way up to eighth at the driver change.

However, just as in the Qualifying Race the previous day, the duo were plagued by wheel nut problems at the pit stop and rejoined in 13th. By the end Krumm had taken the Nissan to ninth place and two points.

Their nearest challengers, Marc Basseng and Markus Winkelhock in the All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Nr38, starting from 15th, following a stewards' ruling relegated them from sixth place.
Winkelhock produced a stunning opening stint to bring the Nr38 through the field before handing over to Basseng who rejoined in eighth place. The German pair eventually finished eighth (4 points).

Despite their troubles, Basseng and Winkelhock (101) were able to close the gap to Luhr and Krumm (113) in the overall drivers' standings.

The result shook up the chase for the teams' title. All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport (182) dropped from joint first to third behind JRM (190) and Hexis (185).

Home soil did not prove to be a happy hunting ground for China's Ho-Pin Tung in the Exim Bank Team China Corvette Nr11. Having been deprived of a chance to drive in the Qualifying Race after co-driver Jeroen den Boer damaged the car into retirement; Tung started the main event from the last row.

Tung gained four places by the time of the driver change and den Boer brought the Corvette home in 12th place. There was further disappointment for the other Team China Corvette Nr12 in the hands of Sergio Jimenez and Michael Rossi. Jimenez ran strongly in the midfield before handing over to Rossi who spun the car at turn 17 by getting on the gas a little early and finished last.

Race result : 2011 FIA GT1 - Ordos Round






















Championship Race
Pos Car Class Drivers Car Time Laps Gap Avg

speed
1 41 GT1 Maxime Martin / Frederic Makowiecki Ford GT Matech 1:01:29.510 34
2 22 GT1 Richard Westbrook / Peter Dumbreck Nissan GT-R 1:01:30.296 34 0.786
3 3 GT1 Stef Dusseldorp / Clivio Piccione Aston Martin DB9 1:01:35.080 34 5.570
4 4 GT1 Christian Hohenadel / Andrea Piccini Aston Martin DB9 1:01:39.419 34 9.909
5 8 GT1 Darren Turner / Stefan Mücke Aston Martin DB9 1:01:40.907 34 11.397
6 37 GT1 Nicky Pastorelli / Dominik Schwager Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S 1:01:41.541 34 12.031
7 21 GT1 Jamie Campbell-Walter / David Brabham Nissan GT-R 1:01:41.784 34 12.274
8 38 GT1 Markus Winkelhock / Marc Basseng Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S 1:01:44.101 34 14.591
9 23 GT1 Lucas Luhr / Michael Krumm Nissan GT-R 1:01:44.378 34 14.868
10 40 GT1 Marc Hennerici / Bas Leinders Ford GT Matech 1:01:49.831 34 20.321
11 10 GT1 Yann Clairay / Antoine Leclerc Ford GT Matech 1:01:49.834 34 20.324
12 11 GT1 Ho-Pin Tung / Jeroen den Boer Corvette Z06 1:01:50.223 34 20.713
13 48 GT1 Jonathan Kennard / Christopher Brück Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S 1:01:53.208 34 23.698
14 7 GT1 Tomas Enge / Alex Müller Aston Martin DB9 1:01:54.663 34 25.153
15 47 GT1 Benjamin Leuenberger / Manuel Lauck Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S 1:01:55.566 34 26.056
16 12 GT1 Sergio Jimenez / Michael Rossi Corvette Z06 1:01:59.669 34 30.159
17 9 GT1 Christoffer Nygaard / Jonathan Hirschi Ford GT Matech 27:39.065 13 33:50.445
18 20 GT1 Nicky Catsburg / Enrique Bernoldi Nissan GT-R 3:25.388 2 58:04.122

2011 FIA GT : Drivers' Champion Ranking













































 
Pos Class Driver Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Total
QCQCQCQCQCQCQCQCQCQC
PosClassDriverNatR1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Total
1
GT1
Lucas Luhr
DEU
4
2
6
25
2
6
25
8
8
25
2
113
1
GT1
Michael Krumm
DEU
4
2
6
25
2
6
25
8
8
25
2
113
2
GT1
Markus Winkelhock
DEU
1
15
8
25
8
10
8
18
4
4
101
2
GT1
Marc Basseng
DEU
1
15
8
25
8
10
8
18
4
4
101
3
GT1
Andrea Piccini
ITA
12
18
4
2
25
2
10
1
10
12
96
3
GT1
Christian Hohenadel
DEU
12
18
4
2
25
2
10
1
10
12
96
4
GT1
Darren Turner
GBR
10
6
3
18
4
15
1
4
18
10
89
4
GT1
Stefan Mücke
DEU
10
6
3
18
4
15
1
4
18
10
89
5
GT1
Maxime Martin
BEL
8
4
2
4
1
8
4
12
2
8
8
25
86
6
GT1
Clivio Piccione
MCO
2
25
1
8
6
2
12
4
3
15
78
6
GT1
Stef Dusseldorp
NLD
2
25
1
8
6
2
12
4
3
15
78
7
GT1
Dominik Schwager
DEU
2
12
18
1
1
6
25
2
1
8
76
7
GT1
Nicky Pastorelli
ITA
2
12
18
1
1
6
25
2
1
8
76
8
GT1
Tomas Enge
CZE
8
4
15
8
18
6
15
74
8
GT1
Alex Müller
DEU
8
4
15
8
18
6
15
74
9
GT1
Jamie Campbell-Walter
GBR
2
4
15
10
3
15
12
4
6
71
9
GT1
David Brabham
AUS
2
4
15
10
3
15
12
4
6
71
10
GT1
Frédéric Makowiecki
FRA
8
4
2
4
8
2
8
8
25
69
11
GT1
Richard Westbrook
GBR
6
18
8
1
6
2
3
6
18
68
11
GT1
Peter Dumbreck
GBR
6
18
8
1
6
2
3
6
18
68
12
GT1
Mike Hezemans
NLD
1
6
10
2
8
4
15
46
13
GT1
Enrique Bernoldi
BRA
3
6
3
12
3
6
6
2
41
14
GT1
Nicky Catsburg
NLD
1
6
10
2
8
6
2
35
15
GT1
Karl Wendlinger
AUT
6
3
12
10
31
15
GT1
Peter Kox
NLD
6
3
12
10
31
16
GT1
Warren Hughes
GBR
3
12
3
6
24
17
GT1
Andreas Zuber
AUT
4
15
19
18
GT1
Bas Leinders
BEL
1
1
4
8
1
1
16
18
GT1
Marc Hennerici
DEU
1
1
4
8
1
1
16
18
GT1
Bertrand Baguette
BEL
4
12
16
19
GT1
Ricardo Zonta
BRA
3
6
9
20
GT1
Michaël Rossi
FRA
6
1
7
20
GT1
Dimitri Enjalbert
FRA
6
1
7
21
GT1
Antoine Leclerc
FRA
1
4
5
22
GT1
Markus Palttala
FIN
4
4
23
GT1
Yann Clairay
FRA
1
1
2
23
GT1
Christoffer Nygaard
DNK
2
2
23
GT1
Vanina Ickx
BEL
2
2

2011 FIA GT1 : Teams' Championship Ranking














 
Pos Class Team Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Total
Q C Q C Q C Q C Q C Q C Q C Q C Q C Q C
Pos Class Team Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Total
1
GT1
JR Motorsports
GBR
10
18
1
4
14
25
1
12
6
25
12
11
25
6
20
190
2
GT1
Hexis AMR
FRA
2
37
2
28
4
8
26
3
15
2
16
1
11
3
27
185
3
GT1
All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport
DEU
1
16
8
25
2
20
18
2
14
14
43
6
1
12
182
4
GT1
Young Driver AMR
DEU
18
6
23
3
18
4
15
8
18
1
10
33
10
167
5
GT1
Sumo Power GT
GBR
3
2
4
21
3
22
4
8
3
15
18
6
6
115
6
GT1
Marc VDS Racing Team
BEL
8
4
3
8
1
2
8
6
10
4
14
2
8
8
26
112
7
GT1
Swiss Racing Team
CHE
6
4
12
10
32
8
GT1
Belgian Racing
BEL
1
1
2
1
10
1
16

Images : 2011 FIA GT1 - Ordos Round

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

[Source : FIA GT - Official]
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