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FIA INTERNATIONAL TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 1996 -ROUND 10 AT MUGELLO- -----------------------Qualifying / Starting grid----------------------- Pos. Driver Team - Car ...

FIA INTERNATIONAL TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 1996 -ROUND 10 AT MUGELLO-

-----------------------Qualifying / Starting grid----------------------- Pos. Driver Team - Car Time ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Nicola Larini/I Alfa Corse Martini-Alfa 155 V6 Ti 1:47.732 2 Bernd Schneider/D D2 Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1:48.293 3 Giancarlo Fisichella/I Alfa Corse TV Spielf.Alfa 155 V6Ti 1:48.303 4 Alessandro Nannini/I Alfa Corse Martini-Alfa 155 V6 Ti 1:48.479 5 Uwe Alzen/D Zakspeed-Opel Calibra V6 1:48.503 6 Gabriele Tarquini/I Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6Ti 1:48.581 7 Alexander Wurz/A Joest-Opel Calibra V6 1:48.603 8 Joerg van Ommen/D UPS Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1:48.611 9 Christian Danner/D Alfa Corse TV Spielf.Alfa 155 V6Ti 1:48.619 10 Manuel Reuter/D Joest-Opel Calibra V6 1:48.716 11 JJ Lehto/FIN Rosberg-Opel Calibra V6 1:48.771 12 Kurt Thiim/DK UPS Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1:48.850 13 Dario Franchitti/GB D2 Team AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1:49.001 14 Michael Bartels/D Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6Ti 1:49.330 15 Stefano Modena/I Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6Ti 1:49.383 16 Jan Magnussen/DK Warsteiner AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1:49.638 17 Oliver Gavin/GB Joest-Opel Calibra V6 1:49.662 18 Jason Watt/DK Alfa Corse JAS-Alfa Romeo 155 V6Ti 1:49.779 19 Hans-Joachim Stuck/D Rosberg-Opel Calibra V6 1:49.932 20 Yannick Dalmas/F Joest-Opel Calibra V6 1:50.030 21 Bernd Maylander/D Warsteiner AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1:50.049 22 Alexander Grau/D Team Persson AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1:50.197 23 Ellen Lohr/D Team Persson AMG-Mercedes C-Class 1:51.145 24 Gianni Giudici/I Scuderia Giudici-Opel Calibra V6 1:53.655 25 Volker Strycek/D Zakspeed-Opel Calibra V6 1:54.292

Weather: dry, warm, 25 deg.C Spectators: 35,000

Race 19 short notes:

Klaus Ludwig is replaced by Volker Strycek, because of illness.

Start: Larini, Schneider , Fisichella, Alzen, Franchitti, Modena, Nannini, Gavin lap 1: v.Ommen spins, Magnussen spins and loses his front hood. Both into the pits, v.Ommen out; Magnussen back on the track, but loses the new front hood again two laps later. Pits, out. 2: Franchitti takes fourth from Alzen. 3: Modena is punched by Gavin and spins into the gravel, out. 4: Larini, Schneider, Fisichella, Franchitti, Alzen, Nannini, Gavin, Wurz, Danner, Stuck are the top ten now. 6: Maylander pits, out (engine) 7: Stop and go penalty for Gavin. 8: Larini, Schneider, Fisichella, Franchitti, Alzen, Nannini, Wurz, Stuck, Danner, Tarquini, Reuter, Thiim are the top 12. 10: Wurz overtakes Nannini. Stop and go for Strycek. (jump start?) 11: Reuter trying to pass Tarquini and gets pushed into grass and gravel, drops back to 15th position. 13: 1.Larini 0.6 seconds ---> 2.Schneider 14: Stuck overtakes Nannini, Wurz gets past Alzen, and Stuck also squeezes past Alzen. Fisichella and Franchitti are fighting hard for third position. 15: Reuter into the pits for new tyres. 16: Larini, Schneider, Fisichella, Franchitti, 5.Stuck, 6.Wurz, 7.Alzen, 8.Nannini, 9.Danner, 10.Thiim, 11.Lehto, 12.Dalmas. 17: Thiim passing Danner. 18: Franchitti trying to pass Fisichella on the outside line, goes very sideways and backs off. 19: Larini/Schneider 15 seconds ahead of Fisichella/Franchitti. Franchitti trying again, inside, outside, but Fisichella closes all doors. 20: Nannini trying to pass Lehto, hits his rear, slides sideways and drops back behind the top ten and away from the points.

FL: Larini 1:50.514

------------RESULTS RACE 19----------- Pos. Driver Time/Gap -------------------------------------- 1 Nicola Larini/I 37:08.987 2 Bernd Schneider/D + 0.677 3 Giancarlo Fisichella/I 18.136 4 Dario Franchitti/GB 19.179 5 Hans-Joachim Stuck/D 38.262 6 Alexander Wurz/A 38.804 7 Uwe Alzen/D 46.252 8 Kurt Thiim/DK 49.709 9 JJ Lehto/FIN 50.265 10 Yannick Dalmas/F 51.304 11 Alessandro Nannini/I 51.547 12 Christian Danner/D 51.668 13 Gabriele Tarquini/I 53.140 14 Jason Watt/DK 53.842 15 Alexander Grau/D 1:03.938 16 Ellen Lohr/D 1:14.227 17 Oliver Gavin/GB 1:20.577 18 Manuel Reuter/D 1:33.848 19 Volker Strycek/D -1 lap 20 Michael Bartels/D -1

Race 20 short notes:

DNS: Bartels (engine) Wurz and Modena are starting out of pit lane, for their cars were not ready in time. Start: Collision between Watt, Danner and Dalmas. Watt spins and loses his front hood. Larini, Schneider, Franchitti, Fisichella, Thiim, Stuck, Alzen. lap 1: Schneider pushing hard on Larini and there is a small gap on the inside line, but too small. Schneider hits the right rear wheel of Larini's Alfa. Larini goes through the gravel, drops back, pits and out. 2: Schneider 1.4 sec.-->Franchitti 2.5 sec.-->Fisichella, Thiim, Stuck, Alzen, Nannini, Lehto, Dalmas, Tarquini, Danner, Gavin. 4: Stuck leaves a wide margin for Alzen to overtake. Alzen now attacking Thiim for fourth position and gets past. 6: Schneider, Franchitti, Fisichella, Alzen, Thiim, Stuck, Nannini, Lehto, Dalmas, Tarquini. 7: Stuck takes fifth from Thiim. Strycek out with mechanical failure. 8: Schneider 3 seconds-->Franchitti 4.4 seconds-->Fisichella 9: Alzen attacking Fisichella. 10: Nannini spins off into the gravel, out. Collision between Danner and Maylander (13th and 14th), Maylander loses his front hood, pits. Danner continues. 13: Alzen still riding hard attacks on Fisichella for third position and makes it. 14: Danner pits, out.. 15: Schneider 5.6-->Franchitti 8.5-->Alzen, Fisichella, Stuck, Thiim, Lehto, Tarquini, Dalmas, Magnussen, Reuter, v.Ommen. 16: Stuck attacking Fisichella and almost spins. 17: Stuck too late on the brakes, punching Fisichella into the gravel. A similar situation like in first lap between Schneider and Larini. Stuck continues without front hood in fourth position. 18: Black flag for Stuck. Reuter now in the points on eighth position. 19: Lehto slow, Reuter seventh now attacking Tarquini. 20: Schneider wins and takes the championship lead from Reuter with two points ahead.

FL: Schneider 1:49.800

------------RESULTS RACE 20----------- Pos. Driver Time/Gap -------------------------------------- 1 Bernd Schneider/D 36:53.313 2 Dario Franchitti/GB + 8.730 3 Uwe Alzen/D 24.484 4 Kurt Thiim/DK 31.534 5 Jan Magnussen/DK 37.886 6 Gabriele Tarquini/I 40.506 7 Manuel Reuter/D 41.183 8 Joerg van Ommen/D 41.620 9 Alexander Wurz/A 41.848 10 Yannick Dalmas/F 43.574 11 Alexander Grau/D 53.940 12 Ellen Lohr/D 1:21.177 13 Giancarlo Fisichella/ 1:25.012 14 Stefano Modena/I 1:39.092 15 JJ Lehto/FIN -2 laps 16 Hans-Joachim Stuck/D -2 (DQ?)

Championship points:

Pos     Driver                  Pts
-----------------------------------
 1    Manuel Reuter/D           165
 2    Bernd Schneider/D         163
 3    Dario Franchitti/GB       146
 4    Alessandro Nannini/I      137
 5    J.J. Lehto/FIN            126
 6    Giancarlo Fisichella/I    106
      Hans-Joachim Stuck/D      106
 8    Uwe Alzen/D               105
 9    Klaus Ludwig/D             94
10    Joerg van Ommen/D          66
11    Nicola Larini/I            63
12    Jan Magnussen/DK           59
13    Stefano Modena/I           55
14    Gabriele Tarquini/I        50
15    Alexander Wurz/A           43
16    Yannick Dalmas/F           28
17    Kurt Thiim/DK              21
18    Jason Watt/DK              17
19    Michael Bartels/D          16
      Alexander Grau/D           16
22    Bernd Maylaender/D          8
23    Christian Danner/D          7
      Ellen Lohr/D                7

Manufactueres 1 Opel 284 2 Alfa Romeo 252 3 Mercedes Benz 230

Next round on October 13 at Hockenheim. The decision if the last two races in Brazil and Japan will be held is still open.

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Series General
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Christian Danner , Jan Magnussen , J.J. Lehto , Hans-Joachim Stuck , Yannick Dalmas , Alexander Wurz , Dario Franchitti , Bernd Schneider , Bernd Maylander , Uwe Alzen , Manuel Reuter , Michael Bartels , Klaus Ludwig , Oliver Gavin , Stefano Modena , Alessandro Nannini , Volker Strycek , Ellen Lohr , Jason Watt , Gabriele Tarquini , Nicola Larini , Gianni Giudici , Alexander Grau , Kurt Thiim , JJ Lehto
Teams Team Zakspeed