Thomas Biagi twice on Imola podium

Thomas Biagi twice on Imola podium

23.04.2012: A third and second place are the outcome of Imola's weekend for Thomas Biagi in the second round of the

A third and second place are the outcome of Imola's weekend for Thomas Biagi in the second round of the Superstars Series, an event valid both for the Italian Championship and the International Series.



The driver from Bologna, third yesterday in qualifying, used all his experience at the start of race one to limit the damage from the more powerful cars. Fifth at the end of lap one, Biagi started to get closer to Vitantonio Liuzzi (Mercedes) in front of a lot of fans and then moved the decisive attack during lap three.


The top positions did not change until the final lap when the Bolognese champion obtained the third place behind the winner Johan Kristoffersson (Audi) and Andrea Larini (Mercedes).


Race two's inverted grid forced Biagi to an even more difficult recover on the home track. The driver of Team Dinamic put the hammer down and with a series of moves recovered position over position and crossed the finish line in second, behind Kristoffersson (Audi), that won also race two. Andrea Boffo (Mercedes) finished on the third step of the podium.


Biagi is currently second in the classification with 51 points, just two shy of the leader.


Thomas Biagi:
"The two podiums and the second place of the classification are the positive things of a day where the team and I gave our 120% to be competitive. We are still a bit sorry because we could not aim at all to the victory but, as already seen in qualifying, the present balance of performance penalyzes quite a lot BMWs that make nearly half of the whole grid.


As an example, in the classification of fastest laps of race one, Audis were nearly a secon faster than my BMW M3 and the gap is even bigger with the other Munich cars. Even with a solid experience and taking risks at every single corner it is virtually impossible to bridge such a wide gap".





The Superstars Series will be back on track next 20 May in Donington (UK).     

 



-Alberto Brojanigo  also photo

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23.04.2012 / MaP

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