2013 Superstars Series season

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2013 Superstars Series season
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The 2013 Superstars Series season is the tenth year of the Superstars Series, an Italian based touring car racing series, featuring the tenth edition of the Campionato Italiano Superstars (Italian Superstars Championship) and the seventh year of the International Superstars Series. The season began at Monza on 7 April and will finish at the ACI Vallelunga Circuit on 13 October, after eight rounds. Audi Sport Italia driver Gianni Morbidelli won both the Italian and International championships, with Mercedes-AMG Romeo Ferraris drver Vitantonio Liuzzi resulting runner-up.

Teams and drivers[edit]

  • All teams were Italian-registered and used Hankook tyres.
Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Petri Corse[1] Porsche Panamera S[1] 01 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson[2] 1
02 Italy Massimiliano Fantini[2] 1–3
Italy Nicola Larini[3] 4–5
07 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi[4] 2–5
Mercedes-AMG Romeo Ferraris[5] Mercedes C63 AMG[6] 03 Italy Thomas Biagi[6] All
15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi[6] All
Team BMW Dinamic[7] BMW M3 (E92)[7] 04 Italy Giovanni Berton[8] 1–8
05 Italy Max Mugelli[7] 1–8
5 Italy Nicola Baldan[9] 9
06 Italy Mauro Trentin[5] 1–8
6 Italy Francesca Linossi[9] 9
Todi Corse BMW M3 (E90)[5] 08 Italy Francesco Ascani[5] 1, 3, 6, 8
BMW 550i (E60)[5] 56 Colombia Camilo Zurcher[10] 7
Italy Mario Buscemi[11] 8
Solaris Motorsport Chevrolet Lumina CR8[12] 10 United Kingdom John Quartermaine[13] 6
11 Italy Domenico Schiattarella[14] 4, 6, 8
12 Italy Francesco Sini[12] 3
Chevrolet Camaro SS[12] 1–2, 4–8
RC Motorsport[15] Cadillac CTS-V[15] 14 Italy Roberto Benedetti[15] 1–4
Italy Roberto Del Castello[15] 6
RGA Sportmanship[16] BMW M3 (E92)[16] 16 Italy Edoardo Piscopo[17] 2
MRT by Nocentini[18] Lexus IS-F 500[18] 22 Italy Diego Romanini[13] 6
Italy Alessandro Battaglin[19] 1
Batt Promotion[5] Chrysler 300C SRT-8[5] 23 2, 7
Roma Racing Team Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé[20] 27 Italy Luigi Ferrara[20] 1–7
Italy Giuseppe Cipriani[11] 8
Mercedes C63 AMG[21] 28 Italy Marco Cassarà[21] 4
Italy Luca Rangoni[10] 7
Scuderia Giudici[5] BMW M3 (E92)[5] 33 Italy Gianni Giudici[5] 1–2, 4–8
43 Austria Christian Klien[22] 2
Belgium Renaud Kuppens[14] 4
Italy Marco Fumagalli[23] 5
Italy Andrea Perlini[23] 5
United Kingdom Colin Turkington[24] 6
Adria Racing System Audi RS4[23] 35 Italy Alessandro Battaglin[23] 5
36 Italy Jonathan Giacon[23] 5
Jaguar XFR[5] 77 Italy "Diabolik"[19] 3, 5
99 Italy Andrea Larini[5] 3
San Marino Christian Montanari[23] 5
Audi Sport Italia Audi RS5[5] 45 Italy Gianni Morbidelli[25] All
46 Italy Ferdinando Geri[26] 1–3
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor[14] 4
Italy Davide di Benedetto[27] 7
Italy Andrea Larini[11] 8
Italy Ermanno Dionisio[9] 9
47 Italy Giuseppe Cipriani[10] 7
CAAL Racing Mercedes C63 AMG[28] 54 Italy Andrea Bacci[28] 1–8
58 Italy Leonardo Baccarelli[19] 1, 3, 7–8
Italy Raffaele Giammaria[29] 4
Italy Roberto Papini[13] 6
Ferlito Motors Jaguar XFR[5] 77 Italy "Diabolik"[19] 1–2
99 Italy Andrea Larini[5] 1–2

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit/Location Date
1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 7 April
2 Czech Republic Brno Circuit 19 May
3 Slovakia Automotodróm Slovakia Ring, Orechová Potôň 9 June
4 Belgium Circuit Zolder 23 June
5 Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão 21 July
6 United Kingdom Donington Park, Leicestershire 1 September
7 Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola 29 September
8 Italy Autodromo Vallelunga "Piero Taruffi", Campagnano[30] 13 October
9 Italy Autodromo di Franciacorta, Castrezzato 27 October
  International Superstars Series only
  Campionato Italiano Superstars only
  Both championships

Results[edit]

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Monza Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Mercedes-AMG Romeo Ferraris
R2 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Thomas Biagi Mercedes-AMG Romeo Ferraris
2 R1 Brno Italy Thomas Biagi Italy Thomas Biagi Italy Thomas Biagi Mercedes-AMG Romeo Ferraris
R2 Italy Giovanni Berton Italy Giovanni Berton Team BMW Dinamic
3 R1 Slovakia Ring Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Mercedes-AMG Romeo Ferraris
R2 Italy Luigi Ferrara Italy Giovanni Berton Team BMW Dinamic
4 R1 Zolder Italy Gianni Morbidelli Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Italy Gianni Morbidelli Audi Sport Italia
R2 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Italy Gianni Morbidelli Audi Sport Italia
5 R1 Algarve Italy Luigi Ferrara Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Gianni Morbidelli Audi Sport Italia
R2 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Gianni Morbidelli Audi Sport Italia
6 R1 Donington Park Italy Luigi Ferrara Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Luigi Ferrara Roma Racing Team
R2 Italy Gianni Morbidelli[N 1] Italy Gianni Morbidelli Audi Sport Italia
7 R1 Imola Italy Luigi Ferrara Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Mercedes-AMG Romeo Ferraris
R2 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Gianni Morbidelli Audi Sport Italia
8 R1 Vallelunga Italy Giovanni Berton Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Giovanni Berton Team BMW Dinamic
R2 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Andrea Larini Larini (Audi Sport Italia)
9 R1 Franciacorta Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Gianni Morbidelli Audi Sport Italia
R2 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Italy Gianni Morbidelli Audi Sport Italia
Notes
  1. ^ Thomas Biagi was the fastest of the original. However, Gianni Morbidelli was moved up in the vehicle violation of Romeo Ferraris.[31]

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
ALG
Portugal
IMO
Italy
VAL
Italy
FRA
Italy
 Pts 
1 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 4 4 1 1 2 1 3 7 1 1 170
2 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 1 2 2 2 1 2 5 4 3 2 158
3 Italy Giovanni Berton 6 8 5 5 5 6 1 2 83
4 Italy Thomas Biagi 2 1 3 4 13 7 10 6 DNS DNS 76
5 Italy Luigi Ferrara 3 3 7 3 3 DNS 59
6 Italy Francesco Sini 5 6 6 13 8 3 7 3 59
7 Italy Max Mugelli 14 DNS 4 6 7 9 2 5 52
8 Italy Andrea Larini 8 Ret 4 1 37
9 Italy Andrea Bacci 7 5 11 8 6 8 14 11 32
10 Italy Ermanno Dionisio 3 2 29
11 Italy Mauro Trentin 9 12 8 7 Ret 12 8 8 23
12 Italy Nicola Baldan 4 4 22
13 Italy Davide di Benedetto 4 4 22
14 Italy Francesca Linossi 5 5 18
15 Italy Giuseppe Cipriani 9 5 DNS DNS 12
16 Italy Francesco Ascani 12 9 9 9 10
17 Italy Domenico Schiattarella 6 Ret 8
18 Italy "Diabolik" 16 7 Ret 12 8
19 Italy Alessandro Battaglin DNS DNS 10 9 11 14 7
20 Italy Gianni Giudici 13 DNS 12 10 12 11 13 DNS 7
21 Italy Leonardo Baccarelli 10 11 14 13 12 DNS 6
22 Italy Jonathan Giacon 9 Ret 4
23 Colombia Camilo Zurcher 10 10 4
24 Italy Mario Buscemi 11 10 3
25 Italy Roberto Benedetti 11 10 3
26 Italy Ferdinando Geri 15 13 2
27 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Ret Ret 2
28 Italy Marco Fumagalli 11 1
29 Italy Andrea Perlini 13 1
30 Italy Massimiliano Fantini DNS Ret 1
31 San Marino Christian Montanari Ret DNS 1
Italy Luca Rangoni DNS DNS 0
Italy Nicola Larini DNS DNS 0
Sweden Johan Kristoffersson DNS DNS 0
Pos Driver MNZ
Italy
ALG
Portugal
IMO
Italy
VAL
Italy
FRA
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
BRN
Czech Republic
SVK
Slovakia
ZOL
Belgium
ALG
Portugal
DON
United Kingdom
IMO
Italy
VAL
Italy
 Pts 
1 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 4 4 11 2 Ret 3 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 3 7 235
2 Italy Giovanni Berton 6 8 3 1 3 1 8 6 5 5 2 3 5 6 1 2 192
3 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 1 2 4 Ret 1 Ret 5 7 2 2 DSQ DSQ 1 2 5 4 159
4 Italy Thomas Biagi 2 1 1 3 2 2 9 4 3 4 DSQ DSQ 13 7 10 6 138
5 Italy Luigi Ferrara 3 3 2 10 11 4 3 Ret 7 3 1 Ret 3 DNS 127
6 Italy Max Mugelli 14 DNS 7 Ret 5 5 12 12 4 6 4 2 7 9 2 5 105
7 Italy Francesco Sini 5 6 6 11 10 7 Ret DNS 6 13 Ret DNS 8 3 7 3 76
8 Italy Andrea Bacci 7 5 9 4 7 6 13 11 11 8 5 10 6 8 14 11 71
9 Italy Mauro Trentin 9 12 Ret 7 6 8 14 9 8 7 6 4 Ret 12 8 8 62
10 Italy Andrea Larini 8 Ret Ret 9 9 DNS 4 1 44
11 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor 2 2 34
12 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi 5 Ret 4 14 7 8 Ret Ret 33
13 Italy Davide di Benedetto 4 4 22
14 Italy Raffaele Giammaria 6 3 20
15 Belgium Renaud Kuppens 4 5 20
16 Italy Francesco Ascani 12 9 Ret 11 10 8 9 9 18
17 Italy Domenico Schiattarella 11 10 Ret 7 6 Ret 17
18 Italy "Diabolik" 16 7 8 Ret Ret 9 Ret 12 17
19 Italy Gianni Giudici 13 DNS DNS DNS Ret DNS 12 10 7 9 12 11 13 DNS 16
20 Italy Roberto Benedetti 11 10 Ret 8 8 10 15 Ret 16
21 United Kingdom Colin Turkington 8 5 13
22 Italy Giuseppe Cipriani 9 5 DNS DNS 12
23 Italy Edoardo Piscopo Ret 5 10
24 Austria Christian Klien Ret 6 8
Italy Roberto Papini Ret 6 8
26 Italy Alessandro Battaglin DNS DNS Ret DNS 10 9 11 14 8
27 Italy Leonardo Baccarelli 10 11 Ret 12 14 13 12 DNS 8
28 Italy Ferdinando Geri 15 13 10 Ret Ret 13 7
29 Italy Jonathan Giacon 9 Ret 4
30 Colombia Camilo Zurcher 10 10 4
31 Italy Diego Romanini 9 DNS 3
32 Italy Mario Buscemi 11 10 3
33 Italy Nicola Larini 10 Ret DNS DNS 3
34 Italy Massimiliano Fantini DNS Ret Ret DNS DNS DNS 2
35 Italy Marco Fumagalli 11 1
36 Italy Andrea Perlini 13 1
37 San Marino Christian Montanari Ret DNS 1
38 Italy Luca Rangoni DNS DNS 0
United Kingdom John Quartermaine DNS DNS 0
Italy Roberto Del Castello DNS DNS 0
Italy Marco Cassarà DNS DNS 0
Sweden Johan Kristoffersson DNS DNS 0
Pos Driver MNZ
Italy
BRN
Czech Republic
SVK
Slovakia
ZOL
Belgium
ALG
Portugal
DON
United Kingdom
IMO
Italy
VAL
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

  • Drivers diqualified at Donington received a 20 points penalty.

International Superstars Series – Teams[edit]

Pos Team Manufacturer Points
1 Italy Audi Sport Italia Audi 330
2 Italy Mercedes-AMG Romeo Ferraris Mercedes-Benz 317
3 Italy Team BMW Dinamic BMW 306
4 Italy Roma Racing Team Mercedes-Benz 127
5 Italy CAAL Racing Mercedes-Benz 107
6 Switzerland Solaris Motorsport Chevrolet 93
7 Italy Scuderia Giudici BMW 59
8 Italy Petri Corse Porsche 38
9 Italy Adria Racing System Jaguar, Audi 36
10 Italy Todi Corse BMW 25
11 Italy RC Motorsport Cadillac 16
12 Italy RGA Sportmanship BMW 10
13 Italy MRT by Nocentini Lexus 3
Italy Batt Promotion Chrysler 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Porsche Panamera returns to Superstars with Petri Corse". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Johan Kristoffersson joins Petri Corse Porsche for 2013". Superstars Series (Roma Formula Futuro). 27 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Casillo, Pietro (8 March 2013). "Nicola Larini joins Fabrizio Giovanardi at Petri Corse". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 
  4. ^ "Giovanardi returns to Superstars". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 3 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "International Series — Team e Piloti". Superstars Series (Roma Formula Futuro). 
  6. ^ a b c "Biagi passa alla Mercedes con Romeo Ferraris". omnicorse.it (in Italian). 26 March 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c Casillo, Pietro (26 January 2013). "Max Mugelli confirmed at Team Dinamic". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 
  8. ^ "Giovanni Berton reveals BMW M3 upgrades for 2013". Superstars Series (Roma Formula Futuro). 7 March 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "Morbidelli in spolvero nelle libere di Franciacorta". 
  10. ^ a b c "IMOLA Free Practice 1". 
  11. ^ a b c "VALLELUNGA Free Practice 1". 
  12. ^ a b c "SUPERSTARS welcomes top American muscle cars". Superstars Series (Roma Formula Futuro). 19 January 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c "DONINGTONG PARK Free Practice 1". 
  14. ^ a b c Casillo, Pietro (19 June 2013). "Vanthoor, Kuppens and Schiattarella joins Superstars at Zolder". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 
  15. ^ a b c d "Cadillac RC Motorsport back to the series with two CTS-V racecars, Benedetti, Del Castello". Superstars Series (Roma Formula Futuro). 11 March 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "Christian Pigionanti conferma il suo impegno nella Superstars 2013". motorsportrants.com (in Italian). 8 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "Piscopo to race BMW in Superstars". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 9 May 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
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  19. ^ a b c d "MONZA, 5-7 APRIL ROUND 1 ENTRY LIST". monzanet.it (monzanet.it). 
  20. ^ a b "Luigi Ferrara signs with RRT for 2013 season". Superstars Series (Roma Formula Futuro). 14 March 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "La Superstars approda per la prima volta a Zolder". omnicorse.it (in Italian). 18 June 2013. 
  22. ^ "La Scuderia Giudici annuncia l'ingaggio dell'ex F1 Christian Klien". Superstars Series (in Italian) (Roma Formula Futuro). 10 May 2013. 
  23. ^ a b c d e f "Free Practice 1". 
  24. ^ "Colin Turkington to drive BMW M3 in Superstars at Donington". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 4 August 2013. 
  25. ^ "Gianni Morbidelli aims for more glory with Audi Sport Italia". Superstars Series (Roma Formula Futuro). 26 February 2013. 
  26. ^ "Audi sport Italia – Campionato Gran Turismo – Campionato Superstars – Audi quattro experience". Audi Sport Italia. Audi Sport Italia. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  27. ^ Beer, Matt (24 September 2013). "Audi bolsters Superstars line-up to help Morbidelli's title bid". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  28. ^ a b "Andrea Bacci con la Caal Racing anche nel 2013". omnicorse.it (in Italian). 22 March 2013. 
  29. ^ "Free Practice 1". 
  30. ^ "Vallelunga to host 2013 Race of Rome Grand Finale". superstarsseries.it (Roma Formula Futuro). 15 February 2013. 
  31. ^ Casillo, Pietro (4 March 2014). "Mercedes excluded from Donington, loses teams’ title". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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