The event was originally set to take place at Zandvoort
Chevrolet-powered Solaris Motorsport to line-up with brand-new v8 Camaro in 2013
A brand-new contender is set to join the 2013 Superstars International Series roster, as Chevrolet Solaris Motorsport will be fielding a Camaro starting from this season’s opener at Monza, on the 6th and 7th of April. The American brand will bring on-track another spectacular-looking car model, also adding new facets to the already-exciting technical challenge of SUPERSTARS.
Superstars enjoys International flavour
Superstars has grown more and more International lately, and with three rounds still to go this season, the championship is entering an exciting season finale with a world-level flavour. A fascinating calendar, involving the most demanding racetracks of five countries and two continents (the 2012 grand finale will be at Sentul), is one of the top features of the championship as well and highly competitive field of drivers from all over the world.
With the sport moving to reduce its exorbitant costs, expensive track testing has become almost a thing of the past.
Stefano Domenicali has blamed the lack of private testing in formula one for the sport’s failure to produce bright new star drivers in recent times. Now, the few pre-season tests are used exclusively for car development and the race drivers, and even the new mid-season test – held at Mugello this year – has been scrapped for 2013.
The American-powered racecar will be running at Vallelunga
Solaris Motorsport is restlessly developing their powerful Chevrolet Lumina. After having cruised to their maiden win with Francesco Sini at Mugello, the Swiss squad kept working hard and is focused on finding new solutions. The Abruzzo-based racer will aim for the Italian Championship in the last three rounds of the season and he’s been leaving nothing to fate.
In a hard-fought MotoGP™ race at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM at Mugello
It was Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo who stormed to a dominant victory ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso. Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa led into turn one, however Lorenzo got past into the lead within a few bends, as the grid diced for positions in the early stages.
Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at those scoffing at his apparent plans to front a London street race.
Insiders have dismissed the stories either as clever publicity, or a masterly diversion from the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption scandal. But, according to the Guardian, he told business journalist Christian Sylt this week: “We are getting on with it.
Still at the back of the grid, Timo Glock is nonetheless heading towards the middle of the 2012 season in a better mood.
Earlier this year, still struggling for the third consecutive year to pull Marussia from the back of the pack, the highly rated German appeared out of sorts. He was at war with his Cosworth-powered car, and being genuinely outpaced by his rookie teammate Charles Pic.
Indonesian racer builds good momentum at Mugello with maiden points finish
In 2012, Superstars has reached new highs in terms of international presence thanks an high-quality field featuring many stars from all over the world. Coming from Indonesia, experienced open-wheel racer Ananda Mikola made a positive debut in the FG Group-promoted championship. The 2012 Superstars field welcomed drivers from 8 different countries, including Colombian newcomer Camilo Zurcher.
Ferrari’s Andrea Palma Scores first GTSprint pole of 2012 – A tight qualifying battle anticipates an hard-fought race day for tomorrow
The BMW M3 E92 proved the car to beat today in qualifying for the Superstars International Series round at Mugello, as Bologna-based Thomas Biagi cruised to his first pole position of the season. Biagi led an all-Team BMW Dinamic front row as home favourite Sandro Bettini took the outside pole.
Colombian racer joins the FG Group Series at Mugello
Another renowned name has joined the sensational 2012 roster of the Superstars International Series. Colombian Camilo Zurcher will be making his first appearance in the V8-powered championship at Mugello, as he will be lining-up aboard a Team Romeo Ferraris-prepared Mercedes C63 AMG in the next five rounds of the series.
Superstars, GTSprint to line-up top racers, new names. Access to the central grandstand will be free thanks to the free-ticket promotion.
Just a couple of weeks after its successful outing at Donington Park, the Superstars International Series is about to hit the track at another world-renowned venue, the Mugello Circuit. In Scarperia, not too far away from Florence, the Superstars championship will line-up for round four of 2012, while the GTSprint International Series will be back running after Imola for its third round of the year.
Former Ferrari drivers brings is the 6th F1 ace to join Superstars/GTSprint in 2012
An exciting new entry will be lining-up at Mugello in the next round of the GTSprint International Series. On Race Day, the 3rd of June, former F.1 star Ivan Capelli will be making his debut in the FG GROUP promoted championship.
Round of performance balancing announced, a new challenge for Audi
The 2012 Superstars International Series season has been one of the most balanced and spectacular in the history of the sport so far, both in terms of qualifying laptimes and racing excitement. Three different car brands scored wins in the first three rounds and six brands managed to hit the podium.
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