Johan Kristofferson kicked off the second round of the 2012 International Superstars Series at Imola in style, leading in the way in free practice one.
In what was a dominant display from the Audi Sport team, the Swedish driver emerged at the top of the timesheets early in the session. With 10 minutes to go his team-mate Gianni Morbidelli took top spot, only for Kristofferson to leap back in front with a 1m51.396s late in the session.
Having languished in the middle of the times for most of the session, Dinamic BMW driver Thomas Biagi split the two Audi RS5s in the dying minutes of the session with a 1m51.924s effort, while Morbidelli, who was already in the pits by that stage, was forced to settle for third.
Debutant Christian Fittipaldi was an impressive fourth fastest in the Swiss Team Maserati, ahead of Stefano Gabellini (Dinamic BMW), Andrea Larini (Romeo Ferraris Mercedes) and Monza race winner Tonio Liuzzi (CAAL Racing Mercedes).
Solaris Chevrolet driver Francesco Sini and championship leader Massimo Pigoli (Ferlito Jaguar) were eighth and ninth respectively, with rookie of the year contender Andrea Boffo (Roma Racing Team Mercedes) rounding out the top 10.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Johan Kristoffersson Kristofersson Audi 1m51.396s 2. Thomas Biagi Dinamic BMW 1m51.924s + 0.528s 3. Gianni Morbidelli Audi Italia 1m52.019s + 0.623s 4. Christian Fittipaldi Swiss Maserati 1m52.621s + 1.225s 5. Stefano Gabellini Dinamic BMW 1m52.938s + 1.542s 6. Andrea Larini Romeo Mercedes 1m53.124s + 1.728s 7. Tonio Liuzzi CAAL Mercedes 1m53.193s + 1.797s 8. Francesco Sini Solaris Chevrolet 1m53.369s + 1.973s 9. Max Pigoli Ferlito Jaguar 1m53.517s + 2.121s 10. Andrea Boffo Roma Mercedes 1m53.736s + 2.340s 11. Paolo Meloni W&D BMW 1m54.106s + 2.710s 12. Mauro Cesari Swiss Maserati 1m54.211s + 2.815s 13. Sandro Bettini Dinamic BMW 1m54.294s + 2.898s 14. Thomas Schoffler Audi Italia 1m54.664s + 3.268s 15. Max Mugelli CAAL Mercedes 1m55.115s + 3.719s 16. Francesco Ascani Todi BMW 1m55.863s + 4.467s 17. Walter Meloni W&D BMW 1m56.423s + 5.027s 18. Gianni Giudici Giudici BMW 1m57.741s + 6.345s 19. Ananda Mikola Ferlito Jaguar 1m59.378s + 7.982s 20. Leonardo Baccarelli Todi BMW 1m59.535s + 8.139s 21. Andrea Perlini Giudici BMW 2m03.376s + 11.980s 22. Nico Caldarola Roma Mercedes 2m04.265s + 12.869s