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Pergusa - ITA
27/10/2012

Swedish racer Kristoffersson takes Italian, International Superstars titles at Pergusa

28/10/2012
The Sicilian racetrack of Pergusa, near Enna, provided a picture-perfect frame for the final round of the International Superstars Series.

In an highly-spectacular Race Day, Swede Johan Kristoffersson clinched both the International Series and the Italian Championship titles plus the “Rookie of the Year” competition.

Kristoffersson had already clinched the Italian championship in addition to the rookie one by the end of Race 1, although he was leading by only six points in the International series' standings. The crown went up for grabs in Race 2, and the Audi Sport KMS racer succeeded after an unexpected turn of events forced his main rival Vitantonio Liuzzi to retire. The Italian, fielded aboard a works-supported Mercedes C63 AMG for CAAL Racing, settled for second at the end of an exciting season-long battle. Kristoffersson did not have it easy though, as he was involved in a crash with Nico Caldarola (Mercedes C63 Coupé) and forced to follow most part of the race from the sidelines. At that point, Liuzzi only needed a top-5 position to seal the deal but it was not done yet. While Kristoffersson seemed unhopeful, a crash with fellow Mercedes man Andrea Larini put Liuzzi out of contention, triggering a surprising finale for 2012. Kristoffersson prevailed by just four points over Liuzzi, with Thomas Biagi scoring third place in the International standings and second place in the Italian ones. He also swept the "Rookie of the Year" competition and the longed-for 100.000-euro money prize for the 2013 SUPERSTARS season.


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Cesari Mauro 

RACE RESULTS 2

07/10/2012

 TIMEDRIVER

0127'33.024Giammaria Raffaele

02+11.213Ferrara Luigi

03+12.079Iacone Simone

04+14.430Biagi Thomas

05+35.806Fittipaldi Christian

06+37.970Mugelli Max

07+38.312Cesari Mauro

08 12 lapsMuccio Ezio

0910 lapsLiuzzi Vitantonio

109 lapsLarini Andrea

RACE RESULTS 1

07/10/2012

 TIMEDRIVER

0127:35.276Kristoffersson Johan

02+0.514Schoffler Thomas

03+5.811Biagi Thomas

04+9.313Liuzzi Vitantonio

05+12.498Zurcher Camilo

06+13.169Mugelli Max

07+13.789Berton Giovanni

08+14.580Fisichella Giancarlo

09+18.733Meloni Paolo

10+23.380Cesari Mauro

STARTING GRID

27/10/2012

 TIMEDRIVER

01Giammaria Raffaele

02+0.569Pigoli Massimo

03Iacone Simone

04Larini Andrea

05+1.326Biagi Thomas

06+1.336Sini Francesco

07Liuzzi Vitantonio

08Mugelli Max

09+2.909Bacci Andrea

10+3.181Muccio Romeo