Saturday, February 9, 2013

Audi RS4 returns to Superstars

By Johan Laubscher

The Audi RS4 has always been a favourite in the Italian Superstars Series. Audi Sport Italia debuted the RS4 in the championship during 2006 and went on to win multiple titles and races. A total of four cars were built and used by Audi Sport Italia. During 2012 the now ageing RS4 race cars were replaced by the brand new Audi RS5, which went on to claim championship victory.

Since the opening round of the 2012 Superstars Series, when the MTM team used a silver RS4 as their RS5 was still being constructed, none of the RS4 cars have competed again. It was rumoured that a private team would run the cars during 2012, but this never materialised.

As the 2013 season is approaching it has been announced that Audi Sport Italia will be back with the Audi RS5, but along with this comes the news that the Audi RS4 cars will be back on track this year. A private team, PRS NOS Racing, will field three of the ex-Audi Sport Italia RS4s. The cars will be driven by Alessandro Kouzkin and Nello Nataloni, the third driver is yet to be confirmed.

The new team has already received the Audi cars and took part in the Superstars group test at Adria, using two of the cars, photos included below. It is great to see the faithful older Audi RS4 cars back on track. They are, and always will be, Audi fan favourites. 

Photo credit: Maurizio Alfredo Beretta via Audi Sport Italia