Brno Superstars: Thomas Biagi snatches last-gasp pole

Thomas Biagi took a last-gasp pole position for the first Superstars International Series race at Brno

Brno Superstars: Thomas Biagi snatches last-gasp pole

The Romeo Ferraris Mercedes driver left his run very late, grabbing top spot from Giovanni Berton with just seconds remaining on the clock.

Biagi's best of 2m08.715s was good enough by just 0.04 seconds.

Berton, who was no higher than seventh in practice, held on to lock down a surprising front-row spot for Dinamic BMW.

Tonio Liuzzi was third, the ex-Formula 1 driver finally hitting his strides after two quiet practice sessions in his Romeo Ferraris Mercedes.

A 2m08.813s was enough to edge out practice two pacesetter Fabrizio Giovanardi (Petri Corse Porsche), who is making his first appearance in Superstars in almost three years.

Gianni Morbidelli (Audi Sport Italia RS5) looked strong in the first part of the session, dropping into the 2m08s bracket on his very first lap. Unfortunately that ended up being the best he could do, eventually slipping to fifth by the end of the session.

Luigi Ferrara rounded out the third row for Roma Racing Mercedes, while the BMW pairing of Max Mugelli (Dinamic) and Edoardo Piscopo (RGA Sportmanship) locked out row four.

Christian Klien made it four BMWs in the top 10 in the Giudici entry, while Francesco Sini finished 10th after failing to improve enough on his impressive practice pace in the Solaris Chevrolet.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Thomas Biagi Ferraris Mercedes 2m08.715s 2. Giovanni Berton Dinamic BMW 2m08.755s + 0.040s 3. Tonio Liuzzi Ferraris Mercedes 2m08.813s + 0.098s 4. Fabrizio Giovanardi Petri Porsche 2m08.848s + 0.133s 5. Gianni Morbidelli Audi Italia 2m08.895s + 0.180s 6. Luigi Ferrara Roma Mercedes 2m09.052s + 0.337s 7. Max Mugelli Dinamic BMW 2m09.174s + 0.459s 8. Edoardo Piscopo RGA BMW 2m09.740s + 1.025s 9. Christian Klien Giudici BMW 2m10.053s + 1.338s 10. Francesco Sini Solaris Chevrolet 2m10.189s + 1.474s 11. 'Diabolik' Ferlito Jaguar 2m10.642s + 1.927s 12. Mauro Trentin Dinamic BMW 2m11.157s + 2.442s 13. Andrea Larini Ferlito Jaguar 2m11.191s + 2.476s 14. Andrea Bacci CAAL Mercedes 2m11.222s + 2.507s 15. Max Fantini Petri Porsche 2m11.761s + 3.046s 16. Ferdinando Geri Audi Italia 2m12.484s + 3.769s 17. Roberto Benedetti RC Cadillac 2m13.037s + 4.322s 18. Alessandro Battaglin MRT Lexus 2m13.790s + 5.075s 19. Gianni Giudici Giudici BMW 2m14.603s + 5.888s 
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