Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Video: RS5 vs AMG - Drama at the Superstars final

By Johan Laubscher

The 2012 Superstars season headed to the final round at Pergusa with a two-way dogfight for the title. Johan Kristoffersson in the RS5 lead the championship on arrival, closely followed by ex-F1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi in a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Johan finished fifth during race one which was enough to secure him the Italian Superstars title, but the International Superstars title was still up for grabs. Going into the final race of the season there were only four points separating Johan and Liuzzi. The race turned into a very dramatic affair. Johan was collected during a racing incident by another AMG driver and it looked like all was lost. Liuzzi only needed to finish fifth to claim the title and it looked like he had it in the bag. However minutes from the end Liuzzi was collected and sent into the gravel by a fellow AMG driver, effectively handing the title back to Johan Kristoffersson. With both title hopefuls out of the race the young Swedish Audi star was crowned both the Italian and International Superstars champion. You can watch the highlights from this dramatic final race below.

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