Thomas Biagi keeps the second place of the classification

Thomas Biagi keeps the second place of the classification

21.05.2012: ...after Donington Superstars Series race Talent and experience allowed today Thomas Biagi to get positive results in the two races held in Donington

...after Donington Superstars Series race




Talent and experience allowed today Thomas Biagi to get positive results in the two races held in Donington (GB), theater of the third round of the Superstars Series, valid only for the International Series.


After the seventh time in qualifying obtained yesterday, Team Dinamic's driver could not do anything against the Audi supremacy that is currently favoured by the balance of performance. Thanks to a wise tactics and to a flawless race Biagi managed to do some damage limitation and ended fourth behind the winner Morbidelli (Audi), Kristofferson (Audi) and Herbert (Maserati).


Kristofferson run a strong and meaningful race as after not running free practice and qualifying and therefore starting from the back of the grid, in just eight laps he climbed all the way up to the second place despite the 60kg sportive ballast.


Biagi run an attack race two instead; he managed to get out of the first corner in third position after a brilliant start.


The successive safety-car deployment reshuffled the cards: a few corners after the restart the Bolognese champion has been victim of a lock-up that made him go wide into the gravel when he was trying to ease the overtaking of the unstoppable Audi driven by Kristofferson. Back on track in last position, Team Dinamic's driver put the hammer down and overtaking by overtaking he managed to get back to the sixth final place.


Biagi keeps the second place in the classification with 69 points, 16 short of the leader Kristofferson and 5 clear of Liuzzi (Mercedes).



Thomas Biagi:
"My optimism makes me see the glass half-full and satisfied on keeping the second place in the classification. In race one I put great care in not making mistakes and run risks, while in race two I managed to recover well after the exit on the gravel.


The performance gap between Audis and all other cars is something I have never seen in my career and it is a shame for the championship, as the challenge among the other cars is overall quite balanced. The RS5 is unquestionably a very well designed car but it has a philosophy closer to DTM than to the spirit of Superstars, that has based its success on keeping costs low with models derived closely from the road cars.


We run three double rounds with a not effective balance of performance so far and on a calendar made of nine rounds this means running a third of the championship on a biased situation. I trust anyway in the competence and professionalism of the organizers and of ORAL Engineering, who will certainly be able to act quickly and in the most appropriate way".


The Superstars Series will be back on track next 3 June in Mugello.     



- Thomas Biagi, photo Alberto Brojanigo

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21.05.2012 / MaP

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