Max Pigoli took pole position for the opening race of the International Superstars Series season in qualifying at Monza.

The Romeo Ferraris driver posted a time that was just half a tenth quicker than the Swiss Team Maserati of Andrea Bertolini. The multiple FIA GT champion will alternate with Andrea Chiesa for the two races.

Female racer Michela Cerruti, who earlier topped the two free practice sessions, qualified third in her Romeo Ferraris Mercedes. Reigning champion Thomas Biagi was fourth for Team BMW Italia, nine tenths off Pigoli's pole time.

Francesco Sini put his Ferlito Motors Jaguar XF fifth on the grid, one place ahead of Johnny Herbert, who gave Romeo Ferraris three cars in the top six on his debut in the Mercedes. Stefano Gabellini will share the fourth row of the grid with BMW teammate and 18-year-old rookie Alberto Cerqui.

Debutant Andrea Dromedari was ninth in the fourth Romeo Ferraris Mercedes, with Fabrizio Armetta rounding out the top ten in his Motorzone Chevrolet.

Sergio Hernandez was 11th in his Campos Racing BMW on the team's Superstars debut.

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time/Gap
1 18 Max Pigoli Romeo Ferraris Mercedes C63 AMG 1:55.654
2 46 Andrea Bertolini Swiss Team Maserati Quattroporte +0.051
3 88 Michela Cerruti Romeo Ferraris Mercedes C63 AMG +0.452
4 1 Thomas Biagi Team BMW Italia BMW M3 E92 +0.905
5 41 Francesco Sini Ferlito Motors Jaguar XF +1.639
6 48 Johnny Herbert Romeo Ferraris Mercedes C63 AMG +1.725
7 2 Stefano Gabellini Team BMW Italia BMW M3 E92 +2.013
8 3 Alberto Cerqui Team BMW Italia BMW M3 E92 +2.065
9 11 Andrea Dromedari Romeo Ferraris Mercedes C63 AMG +2.107
10 5 Fabrizio Armetta Motorzone Chevrolet Lumina CR8 +2.268
11 23 Sergio Hernandez Campos Racing BMW M3 E92 +2.528
12 27 Nico Caldarola Roma Racing Team Mercedes C63 AMG +2.820
13 58 Riccardo Romagnoli CAAL Racing Mercedes C63 AMG +3.128
14 21 Christian Montanari RGA Sportmanship BMW M3 E92 +3.139
15 35 Roberto Papini Audi Sport Italia Audi RS4 +3.806
16 54 Luigi Ferrara CAAL Racing Mercedes C63 AMG +4.347
17 32 Isaac Tutumlu Campos Racing BMW M3 E92 +4.664
18 99 Alex De Giacomi Movisport BMW M3 E90 +5.005
19 73 Sandro Bettini Movisport BMW M3 E90 +5.069
20 24 Roberto Benedetti RC Motorsport Cadillac CTS-V +5.406
21 37 Riccardo Bossi Audi Sport Italia Audi RS4 + 5.926
22 40 Luigi Cecchi Ferlito Motors Jaguar XF +6.064
23 34 Ermanno Dionisio Audi Sport Italia Audi RS4 +6.403
24 12 Francesca Linossi Movisport BMW M3 E92 +11.121
  10 Alessandro Kouzkin Motorzone Chevrolet Lumina CR8 No time
  69 Kristian Ghedina RGA Sportmanship BMW M3 E92 No time