Wednesday, February 12, 2014

EuroV8 Series: Audi Sport Italia back with the RS 5 quattro

By Tarek Ramchani

The EuroV8 Series will replace the Superstars Series this year. The Italian based touring car championship will have a 6-round calendar in 2014 with Audi Sport Italia set to join the field.

The EuroV8 Series will welcome the cars of the old Superstars Series. The Audi RS 5 quattro the car that dominated the competition since 2012 will be back to defend the titles.

Audi Sport Italia has been officially confirmed as a full season competitor by the series organisers. The number of cars and driver line-up will be announced soon by the official Audi Italia dealer team.

In 2012 Swedish driver Johan Kirstoffersson won the title with his family run KMS Motorsport after a titanic battle with Mercedes-Benz AMG driver Vitantonio Liuzzi. In 2013 it was the turn of Gianni Morbidelli to be crowned with Audi Sport Italia, despite a very penalizing Balance of Performance hitting the RS 5 quattro.

You can read Audi teams 2013 season review in the Superstars Series right here.

Audi Sport Italia and the Audi RS 5 quattro will have strong rivals from BMW, Mercedes-Benz AMG and Chevrolet teams.

The season opener of the EuroV8 Series is set at Monza, April the 6th.

Photo credit: Audi Sport Italia