Andrea Larini topped the times in the second International Superstars Series practice session at Monza, with Tonio Liuzzi making it a Mercedes one-two ahead of today's qualifying session.
Larini jumped to the top of the times mid-session with a 1m55.798s lap, a time that proved good enough to be the benchmark for the second session. However, his time was still 0.7 seconds slower than the best time set by Francesco Sini in free practice one earlier on Saturday.
In Larini's wake there was a late flurry of activity. While BMW driver Thomas Biagi spent much of the session in second place, Audi's Johan Kristofferson jumped right behind Larini with a 1m56.466s lap in the dying minutes. But he was bumped to third place just seconds later by ex-HRT Formula 1 driver Liuzzi, who clocked a best time just 0.06s quicker than Kristofferson.
Biagi wound out the session fourth, ahead of Max Pigoli (Jaguar) and Mika Salo (Maserati).
Practice one pacesetter Sini led the second session early, but fell to 17th at the end having only completed five laps.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap
1. Andrea Larini Romeo Mercedes 1m55.798s
2. Tonio Liuzzi CAAL Mercedes 1m56.403s + 0.605s
3. Johan Kristoffersson Kristoffersson Audi 1m56.466s + 0.668s
4. Thomas Biagi Dinamic BMW 1m56.760s + 0.962s
5. Max Pigoli Ferlito Jaguar 1m56.854s + 1.056s
6. Mika Salo Swiss Maserati 1m56.859s + 1.061s
7. Stefano Gabellini Dinamic BMW 1m56.976s + 1.178s
8. Andrea Boffo Roma Mercedes 1m57.514s + 1.716s
9. Nico Caldarola Roma Mercedes 1m57.890s + 2.092s
10. Mauro Cesari Maserati 1m58.270s + 2.472s
11. Thomas Schoffler MTM Audi 1m58.558s + 2.760s
12. Gian Maria Gabbiani Ferlito Jaguar 1m58.777s + 2.979s
13. Paolo Meloni W&D BMW 1m58.797s + 2.999s
14. Max Mugelli CAAL Mercedes 1m59.338s + 3.540s
15. Niccolo Mercatali MRT Chrysler 2m00.315s + 4.517s
16. Walter Meloni W&D BMW 2m00.959s + 5.161s
17. Francesco Sini Solaris Chevrolet 2m01.289s + 5.491s
18. Simone Monforte MRT Lexus 2m02.487s + 6.689s
19. Riccardo Bossi Giudici BMW 2m02.889s + 7.091s
20. Leonardo Baccarelli Todi BMW 2m02.961s + 7.163s
21. Sandro Bettini Dinamic BMW 2m03.175s + 7.377s
22. Francesco Ascani Todi BMW 2m03.258s + 7.460s