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Paul Ricard 2006: GLPK lead Corvette 1-2.

The Ferrari domination was near complete, with the 430 GT2 cars occupying the first six positions at the end. Third place went to JMB-GruppeM, with Tim Sudgen and Iradj Alexander claiming their best result since their Brno win and the two AF Corse Ferrari 430 GT2 cars, both of which were extremely heavy after their excellent results in Spa, finished in fourth and fifth places. This not only maintained their positions at the top of both the teams' and drivers' classifications – where Bobbi and Melo now lead by one point – but also ensured that they will lose some weight for round six in Dijon.
RSV Motorsport, on their second event in the championship, placed the #81 car of Peter Sundberg and Domingo Romero in sixth position, scoring three points, while the best Porsche was the #52 Renauer Motorsport entry of Wolfgang Kaufmann and Luca Moro, in seventh.

After the Dodge Viper Competition Coupe and Aston Martin DBRS9 cars took part in the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa, it was the turn of the Corvette Z06 and Ferrari 430 GT3 Challenge cars from the FIA GT3 European Championship to take part in the FIA GT Championship. Although JMB's Ferrari GT3 cars suffered from engine misfire problems, the two Riverside Corvette Z06 cars finished the race in 21st and 22nd positions – the longest race to date for the relatively new cars.

Victory in G3 along with the overall win made it an excellent weekend for Corvette – which also moved ahead of Saleen in the manufacturers' cup.


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Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans - GLPK Carsport Corvette C6.R [Pic credit: FIA GT/DPPI]
Kinch/Kirkaldy - Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari 430 [Pic credit: FIA GT/DPPI]
Dessange/Demigneaux/Campbell - Riverside Corvette Z06 [Pic credit: FIA GT/DPPI]
David Brabham/Jamie Campbell-Walter - Sumo Power Nissan GT-R
David Brabham/Jamie Campbell-Walter - Sumo Power Nissan GT-R
Nissan GTR GT3
Matteo Bobbi / Bert Longin. Triple H Team Hegersport. Maserati MC12. Silverstone. [Pic credit: Maserati]
Gavin/Soulet/Longin/Ruffier - Corvette C6.R [Pic credit: DPPI]
Renaud Kuppens
Bas Leinders (BEL)/Renaud Kuppens (BEL) - Marc VDS Racing Team Ford GT
Bas Leinders (BEL)/Renaud Kuppens (BEL) - Marc VDS Racing Team Ford GT
Bas Leinders (BEL)/Renaud Kuppens (BEL) - Marc VDS Racing Team Ford GT
Bas Leinders (BEL)/Renaud Kuppens (BEL) - Marc VDS Racing Team Ford GT
Bas Leinders (BEL)/Renaud Kuppens (BEL) - Marc VDS Racing Team Ford GT
Bas Leinders (BEL)/Renaud Kuppens (BEL) - Marc VDS Racing Team Ford GT
Bas Leinders (BEL)/Renaud Kuppens (BEL) - Marc VDS Racing Team Ford GT
Bas Leinders (BEL)/Renaud Kuppens (BEL) - Marc VDS Racing Team Ford GT
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