Vallelunga Superstars: Johan Kristoffersson completes double win

Johan Kristoffersson capped a perfect weekend at Vallelunga by winning the second International Superstars race, and reclaiming the series lead

Vallelunga Superstars: Johan Kristoffersson completes double win

The KMS Audi driver was forced to start from eighth on the grid courtesy of his race one win on Sunday morning.

But it was barely a handicap, the four-wheel-drive RS5 providing enough grip for Kristoffersson to rocket his way into fourth on just the opening lap.

From there, he carefully picked off the remaining competitors to make his way to the lead.

The only scary moment came when he ran wide trying to passing Tonio Liuzzi into Tornantino, but he quickly recovered, and by eight laps in he was in the lead and in control.

Giovanni Berton finished second for Dinamic BMW, a sensational result given that this was his debut weekend in the category. He even led the first part of the race, only to be overhauled by the far superior Audi.

Max Mugelli made it two Dinamic BMWs in the top three after holding off the Audis of Thomas Schoffler (MTM) and Gianni Morbidelli (Audi Sport Italia).

Thomas Biagi looked as if he was going to split the RS5s in his Dinamic BMW entry, but a late lock-up let Morbidelli through.

Liuzzi could manage just seventh in the CAAL Racing Mercedes, having run third for much of the race.

After being passed by Mugelli with just a handful of laps to run, Liuzzi seemed to run out of grip and quickly fall backwards.

He was, however, able to hold off Giancarlo Fisichella, who had an action packed run backwards from pole to eighth, which included crashing into Camilo Zurcher (Romeo Ferraris Mercedes) on the first lap.

Results - 16 laps: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Johan Kristoffersson KMS Audi 27m40.277s 2. Giovanni Berton Dinamic BMW + 3.655s 3. Max Mugelli Dinamic BMW + 7.034s 4. Thomas Schoffler MTM Audi + 7.918s 5. Gianni Morbidelli Audi Italia + 8.252s 6. Thomas Biagi Dinamic BMW + 8.660s 7. Tonio Liuzzi CAAL Mercedes + 12.362s 8. Giancarlo Fisichella Swiss Maserati + 12.800s 9. Andrea Bacci CAAL Mercedes + 29.142s 10. Paolo Meloni W&D BMW + 30.131s 11. Andrea Larini Romeo Mercedes + 34.687s 12. Domenico Ferlito Ferlito Jaguar + 36.632s 13. Mauro Cesari Swiss Maserati + 40.350s 14. Francesco Ascani Todi BMW + 41.758s 15. Walter Meloni W&D BMW + 1m00.219s 16. Leonardo Baccarelli Todi BMW + 1m20.803s Retirements: Francesco Sini Polaris Chevrolet 11 laps Nico Caldarola Roma Mercedes 8 laps Michele Faccin MRT Lexus 7 laps Camilo Zurcher Romeo Mercedes 0 laps 
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