Italian Mercedes AMG partners with Caal Racing and Vitantonio Liuzzi for 2012 Superstars

With just a few days to go before the start of the 2012 INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARS SERIES season, Mercedes Benz Italy announced to expect great results in the upcoming Monza opener, and AMG, the High Performance brand of the Stuttgart-based manufacturer, will play a major role in the chase for victory.

In addition to providing SUPERSTARS with their Official Safety-Car and being the series' 2012 hospitality partner, Mercedes-AMG will be directly in contention together with CAAL Racing by officially endorsing the efforts of former Formula 1 star Vitantonio Liuzzi. The Pescara-based raced completed a really successful test at Magione, and has made no mystery of his primary aim: victory. Thanks to their power, torque and balance, the 500+ horsepower Mercedes C63 AMG racers will be the ones to keep an eye on in Italy

The Mercedes-AMG excitement will not be limited to the races themselves thanks to the AMG Performance Tour program, featuring true Perfomance Days with the brand's best road cars and several professional racecar drivers. The AMG Performance Tour is just another step in the new AMG strategy that will include - but will not be limited to - the opening of specialized Performance Centers and the start of the official AMG Driving Academy.

With Vitantonio Liuzzi, who entered 82 Formula One races and had a successful time aboard a Mercedes-powered Force India, AMG and CAAL Racing, also fielding a second car for former GTSPRINT racer Max Mugelli, are prepared to face a tough battle and provide SUPERSTARS with some great all-round excitement.