Audis' performance pegged back by Superstars organisers
|Friday, May 25th 2012, 11:34 GMT|
Superstars International Series organisers have pegged back the performance of the championship's Audi RS5s in the first round of performance balancing adjustments for the 2012 season.
Four of this year's six rounds held so far have been won by Audi teams, with MTM's Johan Kristoffersson taking a double victory at Imola, and Audi Sport Italia driver Gianni Morbidelli dominating the most recent event at Donington Park.
Kristoffersson currently holds a 16-point championship lead over Dinamic BMW driver Thomas Biagi.
From the next event at Mugello on 3 June, the Audis will run 100kg heavier and will also have to use an air restrictor.
In other changes, there are weight reductions for the BMWs, Mercedes and Maseratis, and the latter's air restrictor is removed.
A Superstars statement said: "The spirit of the Superstars International Series rules is to pursue a balancing in the performance level of all the cars entered in order to keep the races spectacular and the cost of the car's development and management low.
With this goal, the Permanent bureau applied all the necessary changes needed to balance the performance of the nine brands present in 2012."