2012 Superstars Series season

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2012 Superstars Series season
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The 2012 Superstars Series season was the ninth year of the Superstars Series, an Italian based touring car racing series, featuring the ninth edition of the Campionato Italiano Superstars (Italian Superstars Championship) and the sixth year of the International Superstars Series. The season began at Monza on April 1 and finished at Pergusa on October 28, after eighth round. A ninth round was planned at Sentul but it was cancelled.

All eight rounds counted towards the International title, with five rounds counting towards the Italian title. Both championship were won by Johan Kristoffersson driving for Audi.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Switzerland Swiss Team[1] Maserati Quattroporte 1 Finland Mika Salo[2] 1, 6
Brazil Christian Fittipaldi[2] 2, 8
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert[3] 3–4
Austria Christian Klien 5
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 7
2 Italy Mauro Cesari All
Italy Dinamic BMW M3 (E92) 3 Italy Thomas Biagi[2] All
4 Italy Sandro Bettini 1–4
Italy Franco Fumi 5
United Kingdom Jeff Smith 6
Italy Max Mugelli 7–8
6 Italy Stefano Gabellini 1–6
Italy Giovanni Berton 7–8
Italy Todi Corse BMW M3 (E90) 8 Italy Francesco Ascani 1–2, 4, 7
BMW 550i (E60) 56 Italy Leonardo Baccarelli 1–2, 4, 7
Italy Marco Pollara 8
San Marino W&D Racing Team BMW M3 (E90) 9 San Marino Paolo Meloni 1–7
10 San Marino Walter Meloni 1–7
Switzerland Solaris Motorsport Chevrolet Lumina CR8 11 Italy Simone Iacone 8
12 Italy Francesco Sini All
Italy Ferlito Motors Jaguar XFR 18 Italy Max Pigoli All
19 Italy Gian Maria Gabbiani 1
Indonesia Ananda Mikola[2] 2
United Kingdom Tom Onslow-Cole 3
Italy Andrea Boffo 4
Italy Domenico Ferlito 5–7
Italy Ezio Muccio 8
Italy MRT by Nocentini Chrysler 300C SRT-8 22 Italy Niccolò Mercatali 1
Italy Alessandro Battaglin 7
Lexus IS-F 23 Italy Simone Monforte 1
Italy Michele Faccin 7
Italy Roma Racing Team Mercedes C63 AMG 27 Italy Nico Caldarola 1–4, 6
Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé 7–8
Mercedes C63 AMG 28 Italy Andrea Boffo 1–3
Indonesia Ananda Mikola 4
Italy Alessandro Garofano 6
Italy Luca Rangoni 6
Italy Luigi Ferrara 8
Italy Romeo Ferraris Mercedes C63 AMG 30 Colombia Camilo Zurcher 4–7
Italy Raffaele Giammaria 8
99 Italy Andrea Larini All
Italy Scuderia Giudici BMW M3 (E92) 33 Italy Riccardo Bossi 1
Italy Gianni Giudici 2, 4–5, 7
43 Italy Marco Fumagalli 2, 4
Italy Andrea Perlini 2, 4
Hungary Norbert Michelisz 5
BMW 550i (E60) Italy Marco Fumagalli 1
Italy Andrea Perlini 1
Italy Audi Sport Italia Audi RS5 45 Italy Gianni Morbidelli[2] All
Sweden Audi Sport KMS[4] Audi RS5 46 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson[5] All
Germany Audi MTM Motorsport[4] Audi RS4 47 Germany Thomas Schöffler 1
Audi RS5 2–8
Italy CAAL Racing[1] Mercedes C63 AMG 54 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi[2] All
58 Italy Max Mugelli 1–5
Italy Luigi Ferrara 6
Italy Andrea Bacci 7–8

Changes[edit]

  • ROAL Motorsport (Team BMW Italia) retired from the series at the end of 2011; for 2012 it provided technical support to the new team Dinamic.
  • Swiss-based Solaris Motorsport took over the Chevrolet Lumina program left by Motorzone Race Car.
  • Audi Sport Italia developed the new Audi RS5 racer, fielding one car and providing support for two private teams: Swedish team Kristoffersson Motorsport (racing as Audi Sport KMS) and German team MTM Motorsport (racing as Audi MTM Motorsport).
  • San Marino based W&D Racing Team joined the series with two BMW M3 (E90).
  • Starting mid-season, Roma Racing Team fielded a brand-new Superstars racing car, the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé developed by Top Run Engineering.
  • Spain-based Campos Racing retired from the series.

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit/Location Date
1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 1 April
2 Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola 22 April
3 United Kingdom Donington Park, Leicestershire 20 May
4 Italy Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello 3 June
5 Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest 1 July
6 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 15 July
7 Italy Autodromo Vallelunga "Piero Taruffi", Campagnano 7 October
8 Italy Autodromo di Pergusa, Pergusa[6] 28 October
Indonesia Sentul International Circuit, Bogor cancelled[7]
  International Superstars Series only
  Both championships

Results[edit]

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Monza Italy Max Pigoli Italy Andrea Larini Italy Max Pigoli Italy Ferlito Motors
R2 Italy Francesco Sini Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy CAAL Racing
2 R1 Imola Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Italy Gianni Morbidelli Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Audi Sport KMS
R2 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Audi Sport KMS
3 R1 Donington Park Italy Gianni Morbidelli Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Audi Sport Italia
R2 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Audi Sport Italia
4 R1 Mugello Italy Thomas Biagi United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Italy Andrea Larini Italy Romeo Ferraris
R2 Italy Stefano Gabellini Italy Francesco Sini Switzerland Solaris Motorsport
5 R1 Hungaroring Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy CAAL Racing
R2 Italy Thomas Biagi Austria Christian Klien Switzerland Swiss Team
6 R1 Spa Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Audi Sport Italia
R2 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Audi Sport Italia
7 R1 Vallelunga Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Audi Sport KMS
R2 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Audi Sport KMS
8 R1 Pergusa Italy Raffaele Giammaria Italy Raffaele Giammaria Italy Raffaele Giammaria Italy Romeo Ferraris
R2 Italy Raffaele Giammaria Italy Raffaele Giammaria Italy Romeo Ferraris
9 R1 Sentul
Round cancelled
R2

Championship standings[edit]

Scoring system

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Pole Fastest Lap Start
Points 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1 1 1

Campionato Italiano Superstars[edit]

Pos Driver MNZ
Italy
IMO
Italy
MUG
Italy
VAL
Italy
PER
Italy
 Pts 
1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson 5 Ret 1 1 4 7 1 1 5 Ret 124
2 Italy Thomas Biagi 4 4 3 2 Ret 3 3 6 Ret 3 100
3 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 3 1 6 Ret 5 5 4 7 3 9 92
4 Italy Francesco Sini Ret 3 4 Ret 7 1 17 17 2 Ret 72
5 Italy Andrea Larini 2 7 2 7 1 Ret 14 9 Ret DSQ 71
6 Italy Max Pigoli 1 2 10 16 6 Ret Ret DNS 11 DNS 51
7 Italy Stefano Gabellini 17 8 7 6 3 2 47
Germany Thomas Schöffler 12 Ret 9 5 11 15 2 4 9 Ret 47
9 Italy Raffaele Giammaria 1 1 45
10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 7 5 17 14 Ret DNS 18 5 6 Ret 37
11 Italy Max Mugelli 9 14 11 15 16 9 6 3 13 7 36
12 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 5 4 Ret 5 30
Italy Mauro Cesari 16 10 12 9 10 6 10 12 8 6 30
14 Italy Nico Caldarola 8 6 19 8 14 10 Ret 18 10 Ret 24
15 Italy Giovanni Berton 7 2 12 Ret 23
Italy Andrea Boffo 19 9 8 3 Ret 16 23
17 Italy Luigi Ferrara 7 2 21
18 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 2 Ret 18
19 Italy Andrea Bacci 11 8 4 Ret 17
Indonesia Ananda Mikola Ret Ret 8 4 17
21 San Marino Paolo Meloni 10 15 13 11 9 8 9 14 16
22 Italy Simone Iacone Ret 4 12
Colombia Camilo Zurcher Ret 14 5 Ret 12
24 Finland Mika Salo 6 16 8
San Marino Walter Meloni 13 11 16 12 13 12 15 15 8
26 Italy Sandro Bettini 11 Ret 14 10 Ret DNS 6
Italy Francesco Ascani DNS DNS 18 Ret 12 11 13 13 6
Italy Leonardo Baccarelli 14 12 DNS DNS Ret 13 Ret 16 6
29 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 8 11 5
Italy Ezio Muccio Ret 8 5
31 Italy Domenico Ferlito 12 10 3
Italy Marco Fumagalli 15 13 15 3
Italy Gianni Giudici Ret DNS Ret DNS 16 DNS 3
34 Italy Andrea Perlini 13 15 DNS 2
Italy Marco Pollara 14 Ret 2
Italy Niccolò Mercatali 18 Ret 2
Italy Gian Maria Gabbiani Ret Ret 2
Italy Michele Faccin Ret Ret 2
39 Italy Riccardo Bossi Ret DNS 1
40 Italy Simone Monforte DNS DNS 0
Italy Alessandro Battaglin DNS DNS 0
Pos Driver MNZ
Italy
IMO
Italy
MUG
Italy
VAL
Italy
PER
Italy
 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

International Superstars Series – Drivers[edit]

Pos Driver MNZ
Italy
IMO
Italy
DON
United Kingdom
MUG
Italy
HUN
Hungary
SPA
Belgium
VAL
Italy
PER
Italy
 Pts 
1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson 5 Ret 1 1 2 2 4 7 5 Ret 2 Ret 1 1 5 Ret 185
2 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 3 1 6 Ret 5 3 5 5 1 2 3 2 4 7 3 9 181
3 Italy Thomas Biagi 4 4 3 2 4 6 Ret 3 2 3 10 4 3 6 Ret 3 161
4 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 7 5 17 14 1 1 Ret DNS 13 Ret 1 1 18 5 6 Ret 128
5 Italy Francesco Sini Ret 3 4 Ret 10 4 7 1 14 8 11 Ret 17 17 2 Ret 92
6 Italy Andrea Larini 2 7 2 7 8 11 1 Ret 7 9 8 14 14 9 Ret DSQ 89
7 Italy Stefano Gabellini 17 8 7 6 7 Ret 3 2 Ret 5 9 5 75
8 Germany Thomas Schöffler 12 Ret 9 5 6 Ret 11 15 10 10 7 6 2 4 9 Ret 71
9 Italy Max Pigoli 1 2 10 16 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret DNS 19 9 Ret DNS 11 DNS 60
10 Italy Raffaele Giammaria 1 1 45
11 Italy Max Mugelli 9 14 11 15 11 Ret 16 9 DNS DNS 6 3 13 7 38
12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 3 7 2 Ret 36
Italy Mauro Cesari 16 10 12 9 13 9 10 6 DNS DNS 17 Ret 10 12 8 6 36
14 Colombia Camilo Zurcher Ret 14 6 6 6 Ret 5 Ret 34
San Marino Paolo Meloni 10 15 13 11 12 5 9 8 15 7 16 15 9 14 34
16 Italy Luigi Ferrara 4 11 7 2 33
17 Austria Christian Klien 4 1 32
Italy Nico Caldarola 8 6 19 8 15 10 14 10 14 8 Ret 18 10 Ret 32
19 Finland Mika Salo 6 16 5 3 30
Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 5 4 Ret 5 30
21 Italy Andrea Boffo 19 9 8 3 17 8 Ret 16 28
22 Italy Giovanni Berton 7 2 12 Ret 23
23 Italy Andrea Bacci 11 8 4 Ret 17
Indonesia Ananda Mikola Ret Ret 8 4 17
25 Hungary Norbert Michelisz 3 Ret 14
Italy Franco Fumi 9 4 14
San Marino Walter Meloni 13 11 16 12 16 13 13 12 12 Ret 18 13 15 15 14
28 Italy Simone Iacone Ret 4 12
29 Italy Domenico Ferlito 8 11 15 10 12 10 11
30 Italy Sandro Bettini 11 Ret 14 10 14 12 Ret DNS 8
31 United Kingdom Jeff Smith 13 7 6
Italy Francesco Ascani DNS DNS 18 Ret 12 11 13 13 6
Italy Leonardo Baccarelli 14 12 DNS DNS Ret 13 Ret 16 6
34 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 8 11 5
Italy Ezio Muccio Ret 8 5
Italy Gianni Giudici Ret DNS Ret DNS 11 Ret 16 DNS 5
37 Italy Marco Fumagalli 15 13 15 3
38 Italy Andrea Perlini 13 15 DNS 2
Italy Marco Pollara 14 Ret 2
Italy Niccolò Mercatali 18 Ret 2
United Kingdom Tom Onslow-Cole 18 Ret 2
Italy Gian Maria Gabbiani Ret Ret 2
Italy Michele Faccin Ret Ret 2
44 Italy Luca Rangoni 12 1
Italy Alessandro Garofano 12 1
Italy Riccardo Bossi Ret DNS 1
47 Italy Simone Monforte DNS DNS 0
Italy Alessandro Battaglin DNS DNS 0
Pos Driver MNZ
Italy
IMO
Italy
DON
United Kingdom
MUG
Italy
HUN
Hungary
SPA
Belgium
VAL
Italy
PER
Italy
 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

International Superstars Series – Teams[edit]

Pos Team Manufacturer Points
1 Italy Dinamic BMW 276
2 Italy CAAL Racing Mercedes-Benz 222
3 Sweden Audi Sport KMS Audi 185
4 Switzerland Swiss Team Maserati 169
5 Italy Romeo Ferraris Mercedes-Benz 167
6 Italy Audi Sport Italia Audi 128
7 Switzerland Solaris Motorsport Chevrolet 104
8 Italy Roma Racing Team Mercedes-Benz 96
9 Italy Ferlito Motors Jaguar 84
10 Germany Audi MTM Motorsport Audi 71
11 San Marino W&D Racing Team BMW 48
12 Italy Scuderia Giudici BMW 25
13 Italy Todi Corse BMW 14
14 Italy MRT by Nocentini Chrysler, Lexus 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Meissner, Johan (19 March 2012). "Liuzzi and Salo set for Superstars 2012 season". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Superstars – Presentata la stagione 2012 con al via Liuzzi, Fittipaldi e Salo". stopandgo.tv (Stop&Go Communication). 16 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Johnny Herbert signs for three SUPERSTARS SERIES races". FG Events & Sport. 8 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Meissner, Johan (21 February 2012). "Three Audi RS5s for Morbidelli, Kristoffersson and Schöffler". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 
  5. ^ Meissner, Johan (21 February 2012). "Kristoffersson excited for Superstars Series season". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 
  6. ^ Casillo, Pietro (15 July 2012). "Morbidelli makes it a double as Kristoffersson retires". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 16 July 2012. "Due to the Portimao event being canceled, the next meeting of the Superstars Series will still be held on September, 16th. The venue has been changed to the legendary Pergusa track in Sicily, marking the Italian track's return to international motorsport." 
  7. ^ "Superstars: Sentul round of Superstars Series cancelled". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 19 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 

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