It was another action-packed race for Maserati in the second International Superstars Series race at Imola. Christian Fittipaldi, in the Quattroporte Evo fielded by the private Swiss Team, managed to come home fourth despite being caught up in an early collision. The damage to the front left of his car was considerable but he battled on. Mauro Cesari, Fittipaldi's team mate, also did well to close out in ninth after starting from twelfth.
Everyone thought that Fittipaldi would have to call it a day after the accident. In the bunch on lap 1, the ex-F1 driver was rammed by Andrea Larini in the Romeo Ferraris Mercedes C63 AMG. The Mercedes was then ploughed into from behind by another car causing Fittipaldi to career into one of the cars in front of him.
Even with the aerodynamics on his Quattroporte Evo shot, the Brazilian somehow managed to stick with the leaders. On lap 3, he was holding fifth behind Andrea Boffo, in the Roma Racing Team C63 AMG, Sini's Chevrolet Lumina, from Solaris, and Gabellini and Biagi in the Dinamic BMW E92s.
On the next lap, an irresistible Johan Kristoffersson in the four-wheel drive Audi RS5 from Audi Sport Italia overtook Fittipaldi. The Audi had already pocketed Race 1 and went on to record its second win of the weekend. Still, Fittipaldi kept fifth when Sini retired. The Brazilian drove on the very edge trying to defend his position from Larini, completing some eye-catching controlled skids along the way. The tactic was working but then Larini made his C63 AMG's bigger engine count on one of the straights to overtake.