Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Emanuele Pirro, Dindo Capello and the Audi A4 quattro dominated the 1995 Italian Superturismo

By Tarek Ramchani

The Italian Superturismo was one of the big three in European touring car racing during the 1990's, along with the BTCC and the German STW. Audi Sport Italia was the team which represented the Ingolstadt brand in Italy. They first competed with the Audi 80 Competition during 1994, before switching to the all conquering Audi A4 STW quattro from 1995 onward.

The 1995 season was very successful for Audi Sport Italia. A two-car effort with great drivers, who would later become true legends at Audi: Emanuele Pirro and Dindo Capello. Audi faced world class competition from the strong works Alfa Romeo and BMW teams, with big names such as Fabrizio Giovanardi, Gabriele Tarquini and Gianni Morbidelli. At the end of the season Emanuele Pirro was crowned champion ahead of his team-mate Dindo Capello, to the delight of Audi Motorsport boss, Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.

Here is a great season review from that great year, the video is embedded below. It is in Italian, but well worth the watch for Audi enthusiasts and touring car racing fans.

Photo credit: Audi Sport Italia