Top SUPERSTARS Rookie of 2011 Alberto Cerqui enjoys AutoGP test

 as 2012 Rookie of the Year challenge takes off

Alberto Cerqui, winner of the 2011 Rookie title as well as the Italian SUPERSTARS Championship, lined-up for a full day of testing aboard an AutoGP racecar, a prize ride which was offered to him by SUPERSTARS SERIES as a part of the “ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2012” competition.

It's been a really particular experience, as confirmed by Cerqui himself. "Being here is really exciting. When I started the season I was aiming at the Rookies' title, then my grip with our BMW M3 became better and better and I managed to capture the Italian championship and fight for the International honours. I want to thank SUPERSTARS as well as team BMW Italia and AutoGP for the great chance I was offered today".

During this day of testing at Magione, Cerqui lined-up on a powerful AutoGP racer, logging about 80 laps. "I managed to complete a positive day of testing. My goal was to take full advantage of this opportunity without taking excessive risks. I gradually merged with the car and improved my laptimes, although clocking a record lap has never been a priority. I think that this initiative, with the SUPERSTARS SERIES awarding a 2013 European Season in AutoGP to the 2012 Rookie Of The Year, is sensational. It really represents a fantastic chance for young drivers to start a professional career in motorsports".

For 2012, the SUPERSTARS SERIES launched a brand-new ROOKIE OF THE YEAR competition, dedicated to 8, under-24 young racers making their debut in the FG GROUP-promoted championship. After having proved challenging as well as highly-developmental, SUPERSTARS focused on young, fresh talents by awarding the winner a fully-funded European season run in the 2013 AutoGP Championship. The first 8 candidates to sign-in before the December 15 deadline will be also enabled to try their skills in a test-day aboard of an AutoGP racecar.