Christian Montanari ended up his trip to Zolder by ending up in a solid 5th place, in a race that crowned team-mate Thomas Biagi as the 2007 FIA GT Champion. The ...
Christian Montanari ended up his trip to Zolder by ending up in a solid 5th place, in a race that crowned team-mate Thomas Biagi as the 2007 FIA GT Champion. The #2 Maserati MC12 driver was forced to recover from an initial incident after a close call with Andrea Bertolini. Montanari shown a strong pace, getting better and better, but eventually had to settle for 4th place in standings. A bit of disappointment was balanced by a great seasonal scoreboard, ended, together with Miguel Ramos, as the sole crew able to score points in every single race. Montanari impressed with the fast adaptation to a nearly unknown racing style, matching the great value of the car and team.
"At lap 1 I had to end up in the runoff area to avoid making contact with Bertolini, and the race's steward only allowed me to rejoin after all the GT1 and GT2 cars. At that point, we did all we could to recover quickly than possible but the incident, together with the 60 Kilos of extra weight, the incident seriously jeopardized our chances. Despite the little regret for the 4th place in standings, we have to recognize the high value of this season's performances. We were the only drivers to score points in all races, and that helped Vitaphone Racing and Maserati to clinch the team's and the constructor's championships. It's a sum of the great job made by the team, the huge technical qualities of our cars, and the great progression of our results, also thanks to Miguel's pace. This great season allowed us to learn a lot of useful things, that'll help in the preparations for 2008".