With a number of worldwide touring car championships set to take a drop in grid numbers for the 2010 season, one race series that seems to be bucking the trend is the Italian run Superstars Series for V8 production based touring cars.

This season, the championship which was born from the Italian Superturismo Series, already has a projected entry of over 30 cars representing eight different manufacturers with eleven different models set to hit circuits across Europe this season... [read more]

With again the 'official' presence of BMW Team Italy once more Roal Motorsport is a major player in the up and coming tin top championship. Roal who ran Alessandro Zanardi and Sergio Hernandez in the 2009 WTCC see success in the Superstar series as their major goal for 2010. Team Principal and former touring car ace Roberto Ravaglia commented "2009 has been a positive year for us: we obtained two victories in WTCC with Zanardi and Hernandez while, in Superstars, Gianni Morbidelli awarded us the Italian and the International title thanks to six victories. The championship promoted by FG Sport is definitely growing and this will be our main commitment: as BMW Team Italy we will be present with four M3 coupè E92's and the objective will be to stay at the top."

The Superstar Series will again have major European media exposure this season thanks to a deal with "Motors TV" which should see all rounds broadcast on the specialist satellite channel right across Europe.

2010 Provisional Calendar:
March 28 – Monza (Italy)
April 18 – Imola (Italy)
May (?) – TBA
May 29 – Portimao (Portugal)
June 13 – Hockenheim (Germany)
June 25 – Mugello (Italy)
August 29 – Varano (Italy)
September 19 – Paul Ricard (France)
October 10 – Vallelunga (Italy)
November 29 – Kyalami (South Africa)

Editorial: Neil Tozer
Photo: Superstars Series

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