1996 Italian Superturismo Championship

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1996 Italian Superturismo Championship
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The 1996 Italian Superturismo Championship was the tenth edition of the Italian Superturismo Championship. The season began in Mugello on 14 April and finished in Vallelunga on 6 October, after ten rounds. Rinaldo Capello won the championship, driving an Audi A4 Quattro; BMW won the constructors' championship, while Roberto Colciago took the privateers' trophy.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Italy Audi Sport Italia Audi A4 Quattro 1 Italy Rinaldo Capello All
2 France Yvan Muller All
8 Germany Frank Biela 9
Italy Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo 155 TS 3 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi All
4 Italy Gordon de Adamich 2-10
Italy CiBiEmme Engineering BMW 320i 5 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto All
6 Italy Emanuele Naspetti All
7 Switzerland Yolanda Surer 1-6
Italy Gianni Morbidelli 7-10
France A.Z.K./ROC Audi A4 Quattro 9 Austria Philipp Peter 10
11 Italy Emanuele Pirro 10
Italy Scuderia Bigazzi BMW 320i 12 Italy Roberto Ravaglia 10
14 United Kingdom Steve Soper 10
15 Germany Joachim Winkelhock 10
Italy Motortrend Peugeot 405 51 Italy Massimiliano Pezzuto 1-6, 9
52 Italy Giambattista Busi 1, 5-6
53 Italy Raffaele Fortunato 1-6, 8
54 Italy Luigi Moccia 1
Italy Alessandro Belloni 3
Italy Giampaolo Vicarelli 4
Italy Gianluca de Lorenzi 5
Italy Marco Antonelli 9
Italy Massimiliano Blancardi 10
Italy Soli Racing Team Alfa Romeo 155 TS 55 Italy Moreno Soli All
58 Italy Massimo Pigoli 6, 8-10
Switzerland Felipe Ortiz 6, 8-9
Italy EC Motorsport Alfa Romeo 155 TS 56 Italy Roberto Colciago 1-6, 9-10
Italy Technica Racing Team Alfa Romeo 155 TS 57 Italy Felice Tedeschi 3-10
58 Italy Massimo Pigoli 1-5
59 Italy Alessandro Gabrielli 1-3
66 Italy Gianluca Sansoni 6-10
Italy Capannelle Racing Opel Vectra 61 Italy Sergio Sambataro 1-3, 5-6, 9-10
62 Italy Fabrizio Fede 10
Italy Varese Corse Alfa Romeo 155 TS 63 Italy Davide Bernasconi 1-6, 8-10
Italy Augusto Rossetti 5, 9
65 Italy Tarcisio Bernasconi 10
Italy Augusto Rossetti
Italy Ciemme Corse Opel Vectra 64 Italy Marco Brand 1-3
Italy Falessi Racing Alfa Romeo 155 TS 67 Italy Lorenzo Falessi 5-6, 9-10
Czech Republic Bychl Euroracing BMW 318i 68 Czech Republic Miloš Tesar 5
Italy Erre Team BMW 318i 69 Italy Maurizio Lusuardi 3, 5-6, 8-10
Italy Stefano Gabellini 3, 5-6, 8
Italy Giampiero Pindari 9
Serbia and Montenegro Optima Modica Beograd Alfa Romeo 155 TS 82 Serbia and Montenegro Milovan Vesnić 10
Germany Engstler Motorsport Alfa Romeo 155 TS 83 Germany Marco Bromberger 10
84 Germany Franz Engstler 10

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Italy Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello 14 April Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Nordauto Engineering
R2 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Nordauto Engineering
2 R1 Italy Autodromo di Magione 21 April France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
R2 France Yvan Muller Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
3 R1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 12 May Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
R2 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
4 R1 Italy Autodromo di Binetto 26 May Italy Rinaldo Capello France Yvan Muller Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
R2 Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
5 R1 Italy Circuito Internazionale Misano 7 June Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Emanuele Naspetti Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
R2 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
6 R1 Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 21 July Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
R2 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
7 R1 Italy Autodromo di Pergusa 4 August Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
R2 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
8 R1 Italy Autodromo di Pergusa 1 September Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
R2 Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
9 R1 Italy Autodromo Riccardo Paletti di Varano 15 September Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
R2 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
10 R1 Italy ACI Vallelunga Circuit 6 October Italy Roberto Ravaglia United Kingdom Steve Soper Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
R2 Germany Joachim Winkelhock Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy CiBiEmme Engineering

Championship standings[edit]

Scoring system

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
  • 8 results from 10 are valid for the championship in the firsts five rounds
  • 8 results from 10 are valid for the championship in the seconds five rounds

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver MUG
Italy
MAG
Italy
MON
Italy
BIN
Italy
MIS
Italy
IMO
Italy
PER
Italy
PER
Italy
VAR
Italy
VAL
Italy
 Pts 
1 Italy Rinaldo Capello (5) (4) 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 1 2 DSQ 3 (4) 4 3 3 2 3 250
2 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto 2 3 (4) DNS 4 3 3 2 1 1 2 (5) Ret 5 2 2 1 2 1 1 244
3 Italy Emanuele Naspetti 3 2 5 4 (8) Ret 4 4 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 (6) (7) 242
4 France Yvan Muller (4) (5) 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 5 Ret 14 4 4 6 187
5 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi 1 1 3 3 3 4 5 (7) 5 11 5 4 2 2 Ret 5 5 6 Ret 8 175
6 Italy Roberto Colciago (6) 6 6 5 5 5 Ret 5 6 5 15 6 11 Ret 11 11 64
7 Italy Gordon de Adamich 7 6 Ret DNS NC Ret 8 6 6 7 5 6 6 6 Ret 7 9 Ret 61
8 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 4 Ret 3 3 DSQ 5 17 5 50
9 Italy Massimo Pigoli 7 Ret 8 7 9 Ret 7 8 7 Ret 7 7 7 21 DNS 36
10 Italy Moreno Soli 11 10 10 8 14 8 Ret 12 16 14 9 10 8 8 10 7 8 8 14 12 28
11 Italy Massimiliano Pezzuto 10 9 9 9 11 Ret 6 6 10 8 Ret Ret DNS Ret 23
12 Switzerland Yolanda Surer Ret DNS 13 10 7 Ret 8 9 9 7 8 8 22
13 Italy Gianluca Sansoni 12 12 6 7 9 8 9 9 13 14 19
14 United Kingdom Steve Soper 8 2 18
15 Italy Emanuele Pirro 5 4 18
16 Italy Marco Brand Ret 7 Ret DNS 6 6 16
17 Italy Felice Tedeschi 15 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 11 11 7 Ret 8 Ret 6 Ret 20 DNS 13
18 Italy Roberto Ravaglia 3 19 12
19 Italy Davide Bernasconi 8 8 11 Ret 10 Ret 11 11 12 10 9 Ret Ret 10 16 15 11
20 Germany Frank Biela 4 13 10
21 Italy Raffaele Fortunato 12 Ret 14 11 12 Ret 10 10 13 9 Ret Ret Ret 9 6
22 Italy Sergio Sambataro Ret DNS Ret Ret 13 7 15 15 Ret Ret 13 Ret 12 20 4
23 Germany Joachim Winkelhock 7 17 4
24 Germany Franz Engstler 10 9 3
25 Italy Alessandro Gabrielli Ret DNS 12 12 16 9 2
26 Italy Giambattista Busi 9 DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret 2
27 Italy Giampaolo Vicarelli 9 Ret 2
28 Italy Stefano Gabellini 10 13 13 10 2
29 Italy Augusto Rossetti 12 10 Ret 1
30 Germany Marco Bromberger 15 10 1
31 Czech Republic Miloš Tesar Ret 10 1
Italy Maurizio Lusuardi Ret 14 14 11 12 Ret 13 0
Italy Marco Antonelli Ret 11 0
Italy Giampaolo Pindari 12 0
Italy Lorenzo Falessi 17 Ret 13 Ret Ret DNS 19 16 0
Italy Luigi Moccia 13 DNS 0
Italy Massimiliano Blancardi 18 18 0
Italy Fabrizio Fede 22 DNS 0
Austria Philipp Peter 23 Ret 0
Serbia and Montenegro Milovan Vesnić 24 DNS 0
Switzerland Felipe Ortiz Ret Ret Ret 0
Italy Gianluca de Lorenzi Ret Ret 0
Italy Alessandro Belloni Ret DNS 0
Italy Tarcisio Bernasconi DNS 0
Pos Driver MUG
Italy
MAG
Italy
MON
Italy
BIN
Italy
MIS
Italy
IMO
Italy
PER
Italy
PER
Italy
VAR
Italy
VAL
Italy
 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Manufacturers' Trophy[edit]

Pos Manufacturer Points
1 Germany BMW 551
2 Germany Audi 497
3 Italy Alfa Romeo 314

Privateers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver Manufacturer Points
1 Italy Roberto Colciago Alfa Romeo 216
2 Italy Moreno Soli Alfa Romeo 178
3 Italy Massimo Pigoli Alfa Romeo 154
4 Italy Gianluca Sansoni Alfa Romeo 110
5 Italy Davide Bernasconi Alfa Romeo 109
6 Italy Massimiliano Pezzuto Peugeot 102
7 Italy Felice Tedeschi Alfa Romeo 91
8 Italy Raffaele Fortunato Peugeot 74
9 Italy Marco Brand Opel 45
10 Germany Franz Engstler Alfa Romeo 40
11 Italy Sergio Sambataro Opel 38
12 Italy Maurizio Lusuardi BMW 32
13 Italy Stefano Gabellini BMW 28
14 Germany Marco Bromberger Alfa Romeo 21
15 Italy Alessandro Gabrielli Alfa Romeo 21
16 Italy Augusto Rossetti Alfa Romeo 20
17 Italy Lorenzo Falessi Alfa Romeo 13
18 Italy Giampaolo Vicarelli Peugeot 12
19 Italy Giambattista Busi Peugeot 10
20 Italy Marco Antonelli Peugeot 10
21 Czech Republic Miloš Tesar BMW 10
22 Italy Giampiero Pindari BMW 8
23 Italy Massimiliano Blancardi Peugeot 5
24 Italy Luigi Moccia Peugeot 3
Italy Fabrizio Fede Opel 0
Serbia and Montenegro Milovan Vesnić Alfa Romeo 0
Switzerland Felipe Ortiz Alfa Romeo 0
Italy Gianluca de Lorenzi Peugeot 0
Italy Alessandro Belloni Peugeot 0
Italy Tarcisio Bernasconi Alfa Romeo 0

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