The International Superstars Series visits the United Kingdom for the first time this weekend (18-19th June), with the fourth round of the 2011 season taking place at Donington Park.
The focus of much of the attention will be on British star Johnny Herbert. The former Grand Prix driver will line up for the Romeo Ferraris team in one of their Mercedes C63 AMGs.
Herbert will hope for better results than he enjoyed last time out at Portimao, where tyre problems twice cost him a strong finish. He lies down in 13th in the overall standings as a result.
Leading the way after his emphatic double win in Portugal is reigning champion Thomas Biagi, driving for BMW Italia. Mercedes drivers Luigi Ferrara and Max Pigoli head the chase. Biagi’s teammates Stefano Gabellini and Alberto Cerqui are also in the fight for honours, as is Andrea Bertolini in the Maserati Quattroporte.
The trip to Donington Park offers the chance for the Jaguar XF, run by the Ferlito Motors team, to race at home for the first time. Driver Francesco Sini will hope to be able to repeat the podium he scored at the season opener at Monza.
The two races are due to begin at 10.40 and 15.40. Tickets can be purchased on the circuit’s website at www.donington-park.co.uk.