BMW will be represented by a new team in the 2012 Superstars Series, with 2010 champion Thomas Biagi continuing to campaign one of the German marque's cars in the championship.
Biagi, together with a yet-to-be-confirmed teammate, will race for BMW Team Dinamic – a new squad run by former racer Maurizio Lusuardi with technical support from ROAL Motorsport. Roberto Ravaglia's ROAL team operated the BMW Team Italia entry that carried Biagi to the international and Italian titles in 2010, and teenager Alberto Cerqui to the Italian crown last year.
“I'm proud to enter a new Superstars Series challenge,” said Biagi. “The direct support by ROAL Motorsport, the same team I shared a lot of wins with in the last two seasons, will guarantee a high-level technical support, and the enthusiasm and commitment of Team Dinamic will be another key factor. I really believe in this championship. In the last few years it has become a benchmark in Touring Car competition and I’m really satisfied to be back running for 2012.”
Lusuardi said: “Being able to count on the support of ROAL Motorsport, on a title-winning car like the BMW M3 and on a sensational racer like Thomas Biagi will give our team a great opportunity. We look forward to take full advantage of it.”
Ravaglia commented: “The agreement reached with Team Dinamic will assure a bright future for the BMW M3 E92 racecars in the Superstars Series. ROAL Motorsport will give its full support by providing the technicians, the data and the expertise needed to keep competing at the highest levels.”
Vincenzo Lamaro, managing director of Superstars promoter FG Group, added: “The confirmation of the return of Biagi, the BMW M3 combined with the technical support of ROAL Motorsports and their intention to defend the titles won by BMW in the recent represent the first exciting challenge of Superstars for 2012. The participation of 10 different brands and a top-notch TV coverage for 2012, the Superstars Series will be again the top motorsports event in Italy except the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monza.”