Creating new tin-top superstars

Creating new tin-top superstars

The 2012 Superstars Series gets underway at Monza this weekend and, as Andrew van Leeuwen found out, has lofty ambitions of establishing itself among the world's elite touring car championships

For the first time since 1969, there are no Italian Formula 1 drivers at the start of a world championship season. But that doesn't necessarily mean that 2012 will be a quiet year for Italian motor racing on the world stage.

If the organisers behind the Superstars Series have anything to say about it, this will be the year that a championship coming out of Italy will become a major player on the international touring car scene.

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