Gianni Morbidelli will return to the Superstars Series as part of the Audi Sport Italia outfit's new project.
The new Audi RS5 will join the Superstars grid later in the 2011 season, and thanks to a deal with Brescia-based industrial firm Camozzi, Morbidelli will be behind the wheel when the new racecar gets its debut.
Morbidelli won four Superstars titles, including two Italian titles with Audi Sport Italia in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 he raced for BMW Italia, winning both the Italian and International series titles.
No date has yet been given for the debut of the RS5 – but in the meantime Morbidelli will race one of the team's existing RS4 models with which he won his titles in the past.
“Having Audi Sport Italia fully-committed on the new RS5 project is really rewarding, as the new car will be joining a long list of car models currently racing in Superstars,” said Vincenzo Lamaro, the managing director of series promotor FGGroup.
“And in addition to Audi, we welcome back Gianni Morbidelli, whose name is strictly tied to Superstars. He’ll have to face many challengers along the way, including Herbert, Biagi and Bertolini, but we are sure that he will be back at the top immediately.”