19/01/2013
SUPERSTARS welcomes top American muscle cars
A brand-new contender is set to join the 2013 SUPERSTARS INTERNATIONAL SERIES roster, as Chevrolet Solaris Motorsport will be fielding a Camaro starting from this season’s opener at Monza, on the 6th and 7th of April. The American brand will bring on-track another spectacular-looking car model, also adding new facets to the already-exciting technical challenge of SUPERSTARS. After having enjoyed a really successful season in 2012 with the Chevrolet Lumina, including a race win scored by Francesco Sini at Mugello, the Italian-based squad is aiming for more trophies for 2013 with an in-house developed racecar. And once again, Sini will be behind the wheel.

«By lining-up such a new model - said Sini - our goal is to score some serious outright success and persuade Chevrolet to commit to a manufacturer-supported SUPERSTARS program. The final assembly of the car will be completed in March before going on-track for testing, so we will be ready for Race 1 at Monza».

«We decided to open SUPERSTARS to the best American muscle cars in addition to the current saloon racers because they definitely fit with the championship’s philosophy and will provide lots of excitement on-track - said SWR Managing Director Vincenzo Lamaro - we are honoured by the commitment of Chevrolet Solaris Motorsport as they will be the first to line-up for this brand-new challenge in the SUPERSTARS WORLD panorama».  

«With no doubt, this car will be in the same weight segment of the other American cars, between 1350 and 1400 kilograms - told Oral Engineering Technical Manager Luca Chinni - Its LS 376/525 engine will develop more than 520 horsepower. I can anticipate that the homologation number will be TSTS0018. We will also analyze the performance of the car once completd».

Chevrolet Solaris Motorsport is expected to line-up for the 2013 season with another car, one of their Lumina. The  leading candidate for the ride is 19-year-old Austrian Florian Renauer, who already had his first taste of the car in testing at Adria and also entered GTSPRINT at Adria. The team is aiming to field another Camaro in late 2013 or early 2014.

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