Saturday, May 18, 2013

Superstars Series: Fifth place for Audi Sport Italia and Gianni Morbidelli in Brno qualifying

By Tarek Ramchani

Brno is hosting the second round of the International Series this weekend. Audi Sport Italia is again fielding two Audi RS 5 quattro cars for Gianni Morbidelli and Ferdinando Geri.

The qualifying session was held this afternoon, an extremely close session. The factory supported Mercedes-Benz C63 AMGs totally dominated the entire weekend at Monza, round one of the series. Today at Brno it was another story, the Czech track produced a very balanced field. Gianni Morbidelli, driving the #45 RS 5 quattro, qualified in fifth place with a time of 2:08.895. He was only 0.180 from the pole sitting C63 AMG of Thomas Biagi. His teammate Ferdinando Geri, driving the #46 Audi, faced a harder session. He will start from sixteenth on the grid for race 1 tomorrow. The qualifying session results can be seen HERE.

Two races are set for Sunday tomorrow. As seen in the qualifying session, we are expecting very close battles on track for the top spots. Gianni Morbidelli will clearly have to battle hard against a great quality field from Mercedes-Benz, BMW and even the Porsche Panamera, of the returning Fabrizio Giovanardi.

Photo credit: Superstars Series