Sunday, September 1, 2013

Superstars: Victory for Morbidelli and Audi Sport Italia at Donington Park race 2

By Tarek Ramchani

A great victory for Gianni Morbidelli and Audi Sport Italia in Superstars Series race 2 at Donington Park. After an unlucky race 1 earlier today, the RS 5 quattro took an impressive win in the second race of the day.

Gianni Morbidelli, driving the #45 Audi RS 5 quattro, won race 2 in style. The car is clearly the heaviest and the slowest in top speed of the entire field, yet the Italian touring car ace managed to battle against the much more powerful Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 of Thomas Biagi. Morbidelli had to win this race, not to let his rival increase his points lead. With only a few minutes left in the race, Morbidelli overtook Biagi for the lead. Right after that the three-time Superstars Series champion managed to built a big gap. His rival Biagi started to struggle and could not match the pace of the Audi driver.

A great win for a team that was forced to split and compete at two different locations this weekend. Big points collected in Britain, battling with single car against factory supported teams from AMG Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Now Gianni Morbidelli and Thomas Biaggi are leading the series with 173 points each.

Photo credit: Audi Sport Italia