Campos Racing Joins Superstars With BMW And Gibernau

Campos Racing have announced that they will join the Superstars Series for the 2011 season.

The move from the Spanish team follows its arrival in the Auto GP single-seater series for 2011. Like Superstars, Auto GP is based in Italy but expanding internationally. The Superstars Series will come to Spain in 2011, with a round at Valencia's Ricardo Tormo Circuit on 7-8 May.

Adrian Campos' operation will run two BMW M3 E92 racecars in the series. It will mark the first steps into touring cars for the team, which has enjoyed success in various single-seater series including GP2. Campos had come close to running Honda Accords in the World Touring Car Championship in 2009 but the plans came to nothing.

Part of Campos' plans for his Superstars team revolve around former Moto GP rider Sete Gibernau. The Spaniard will test for the team at Valencia on 25th March, to get his first taste of a Superstars racing car. He will then evaluate whether to commit full-time to racing in the championship in 2011.

Campos has also confirmed that he has been talking to compatriots Sergio Hernandez and Felix Porteiro about racing for the team in 2011. Both have raced BMWs in the World Touring Car Championship in recent years, but sponsorship issues have left them without drives. Both also raced for Campos in GP2, Hernandez in 2005 and Porteiro in 2006.

The news of Campos' entry into the series came as Spanish TV network Marca TV announced that they will be showing live coverage of the 2011 International Superstars Series.