While the Jaguar XF scores its maiden pole with Pigoli, Liuzzi and Morbidelli were forced to miss Qualifying
The Autodromo Nazionale of Monza is ready to host the first 2012 round of the SUPERSTARS SERIES. The highly-spectacular races will be paired by top-notch paddock animation, star drivers and a sensational crowd, in search of a perfect recipe for success.The first SUPERSTARS pole of the season was swept by Max Pigoli. The Como-based racer hit the top of the charts with a Ferlito-prepared Jaguar XFR in 1'55.962. "It's been quite a surprise - he said - and that's why it is much more appreciated". Pigoli will thus be able to defend his 2011 top result - a win scored on Race 1 - but he will have to fend the attacks of the Mercedes C63 AMG driven by Team Romeo Ferraris racer Andrea Larini (1'53.183). Second row will be shared by Thomas Biagi (BMW M3, Team Dinamic) and Mika Salo (Maserati Quattroporte, Swiss Team). F1 star Vitantonio Liuzzi suffered from a bad break as he was forced end his day early with a blown tire on his out lap. Gianni Morbidelli had to spectate too due to electrical issues. Great results came from youngster Andrea Boffo, at his touringcar debut with the Roma Racing Team Mercedes C63 AMG. He wounded up in 6th in front of Stefano Gabellini.The INTERNATIONAL GTSPRINT SERIES went on-track for the first time at Monza. The two Black Team Ferraris of Pellegrinelli-Giammaria (Ferrari F430) and Andrea Palma (Ferrari 458 Italia) swept the front row while the Autorlando Porsche 997 driven by Glauco Solieri ended up in third place. He will be paired by the Corvette Z06 R racer of Del Castello-Benedetti (RC Motorsport).
Tomorrow's program will feature an all-GTSPRINT start: Race 1 will take-off at 9:30, followed at 14:05 by Race 2. The day's pinnacle will be with the start of the SUPERSTARS SERIES races respectively at 11:15 and 16:15. The sports program will be completed by the Ferrari Challenge.Motorsports fans around the World will be able to follow the event through a sensational worldwide live TV coverage. While the RAI Network will broadcast the live action in Italy, MotorsTV and MarcaTV will be part of SUPERSTARS' live broadcasting programme.