THE BRAZILIAN FORMER F.1 RACER AND THE INDONESIAN YOUNGSTER LOG FAST LAPTIMES TO PREPARE FOR AN EXCITING WEEKEND
The SUPERSTARS challenge is ready to get back on-track again this weekend at Imola, as practice and qualification sessions will kick-off from Saturday. The second round of the 2012 SUPERSTARS SERIES season will be highlighted by the presence of several high-profile international names. Swedish racer Johan Kristoffersson will be partnering German Thomas Schoeffler for Audi, while Christian Fittipaldi and Ananda Mikola will respectively represent Maserati and Jaguar. Both of them will be at their first race in the series to battle with frontrunners Vitantonio Liuzzi and Gianni Morbidelli.
Fittipaldi and Mikola will be up for an exciting first-time challenge and went on-track today at the Varano circuit, near Parma. The nephew of 2-time Formula 1 Champion and Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi clocked some extremely fast laptimes and scored a best mark of 1:12.4. Mikola proved to be on the same pace: he's ready to make his SUPERSTARS debut in a season which will be out for its grand finale at his home racetrack in Indonesia at Sentul. Mikola performed great as he looks forward to drive the Team Ferlito Jaguar XF-R at the Santerno track.
«I can say that I immediately found myself well-suited with this team and car. - told Fittipaldi, who completed a clean one-hour test in dry conditions - We worked on defining the best possible set-up solutions to use at Imola. I'm looking forward to face all the great drivers of SUPERSTARS, especially the most experienced ones…».
The international pack is ready to be challenged by the best racecar drivers of Italy. After having cruised to win in Race 2 at Monza, Liuzzi is standing in second, just 5 points off Max Pigoli, who also went on-track at Varano with the other Jaguar. Morbidelli will be at his second race with the new, works-supported Audi RS5, and after having left a strong impression, he will be running on a good racetrack for his new ride. The same car will be used by Kristoffersson and, for the first time, Schoeffler.