2006 Teams Championships Clinched By Vitaphone Racing And AF Corse
A tally of just 6 points at the Hungaroring was enough to finally etch the Vitaphone Racing name on the Teams GT1 Championship for the 2006 FIA GT Championship, clinching a double win for Vitaphone in the Championship, after the team claimed the same title in 2005.

The pair of Maserati MC 12 cars were weighed down with a total of 85 and 105 kg respectively, which left them somewhat off the ultimate pace in Hungary, but despite this the team kept up their record of scoring points in every round of the Championship thus far, with fifth and seventh places at the Hungaroring helping the team on to an unassailable total of 99 championship points.

Vitaphone Sporting Director Rafael Calafell: "We are really happy to win the FIA GT Team Championship, it was a really hard season. We have to thank everybody, all the team crew, the cars, the drivers… and to congratulate them for their great job. Now we are concentrating on the Drivers’ title, but it is going to be difficult. We are very glad to have claimed this title, and now we will keep going for the next target.”

The GT2 team title meanwhile was also settled tody with the AF Corse squad showing even more consistency, both the #58 and #59 Ferrari 430s scoring points at every round.

The team's 122 points accumulated so far mean that their nearest rivals, Scuderia Ecosse, are now too far behind to challenge for the 2006 title.

Along the way AF Corse have claimed three race wins, including a near faultless run at the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa.

The drivers title too will now definitely fall to one or other of the AF Corse squads, Bobbi and Melo versus Aguas and Salo.

“It is definitely a good day for the team, as we have won the FIA GT2 Team Championship with this result,” Bobbi explained. “ AF Corse really deserves this Championship title as they worked so well all year. I just have to say thank you to AF Corse and to Pirelli, I’m really glad to be here, and to be part of this kind of team. It is also a pleasure to drive with Jaime.”


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