Today – CIP & Superstars Series
The fourth round of the Italian prototype series (in reality the
third one, thanks to the ‘mess’ and the subsequent cancellation
of the Pergusa round) takes place at the wonderful Mugello circuit
in the Tuscany hills this weekend – writes Gabriele Tosi.
33 cars ran in free practice today, with BMW-powered prototypes
dominating: Uboldi, Francisci and Serafini in the top three places.
It was a little disappointing not to find the SR2 machines up in
the first 10 places, on a track suited to the bigger ex-FIA SCC
Also at Mugello
today were the first tentaive steps for the Superstars Series, Maurizio
Flammini’s new creation, for 4-door saloon cars with 400 bhp
– front, rear or all wheel drive allowed, manual or sequential
gearboxes, but absolutely no help from driving aids.
Only seven cars
were present, and only four of them took to the track for the first
free practice, with the BMW M5 of Gialuigi Picchi turning the best
lap, and behind him another BMW driven by Riccardo Cinti then Simoncini
and Ascani (BMWs again.
The Jaguar S-Type
of the only lady present, Alexandra Gallo, had some electrical problems
and the Jaguar of Fulvio Cavicchi did not take to the track either.
is the qualifying session, then the race late during the afternoon
- a sprint of 35 minutes.