A new touring car series is to be revealed at Autosport’s International show during the new year named the SuperTouringSeries, bringing top manufacturers to the V8-powered series.
Inspired by the already well-known V8 Superstars International series, the all-new premium touring car series will showcase a wide range of V8 machinery entered by manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jaguar, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes and Porsche.
The championship is expected to attract a similar star list of drivers and teams as with the popular European Superstars series which has seen former F1 drivers such as Vitantonio Liuzzi, Johnny Herbert, Mika Salo, Giancarlo Fisichella and most successfully, reigning champion Gianni Morbidelli.
All details of the new SuperTouringSeries will be outlined during its launch at the Autosport International show at Birmingham’s NEC on Thursday 9 January 2014, including all participating teams, series regulations, the race weekend format and final 2014 calendar.
Motorsport stalwart Daniel Audetto was recently appointed CEO of London-based Pan Asia Racing Enterprise Ltd (PARE Ltd), and will take a director’s role in the new SuperTouringSeries which is expected to expand in interest.
Daniel Audetto said: “I am very happy to take leadership of the SuperTouringSeries dedicated to such fabulous cars. I have already had two meetings in London and Milan with 16 prestigious international teams and am confident that we will have eight brands represented from Europe, Japan and America.
“I hope to persuade Maurizio Flammini to join our team in the near future. Together with the highly experienced people who have been at the core of SUPERSTARS created by Maurizio several years ago, we know we can develop and deliver an innovative and extremely exciting series at international level.”