Six teams already confirmed for new EUROV8 SERIES
The first entries for the new EUROV8 SERIES, effectively a re-badged Superstars Series, have today been confirmed by organisers Associazione Team ATT, while a radical change is expected for 2015.
Six teams have signed a contract with the promoter to take part in all six events of the championship. Audi Sport Italia will bring the RS 5 back on track after winning the title in the last two Superstars seasons, which means the four-wheel drive car will have at least another year in the series.
BMW will be represented by Team BMW Dinamic and Scuderia Giudici. Plans to implement a new engine in the ageing M3 E92 seem to have been postponed to next season. The lack of top-speed has been a huge disadvantage in the last few seasons for the Bavarian cars, despite Giovanni Berton being able to finish second in the championship in 2013.
MRT by Nocentini will bring the Lexus IS-F on track, after years of development and several issues along the way. Solaris Motorsport will field a Chevrolet Camaro, most likely for Francesco Sini, and a Chevrolet Lumina. An updated front-end should help the American car in terms of aerodynamic performance.
Roma Racing Team will represent the Mercedes brand with both the saloon version and the privately-developed Coupè C63 AMG.
The six teams are expected to be joined by CAAL Racing and works Mercedes outfit Romeo Ferraris with the German cars, while Petri Corse is looking into getting the Porsche Panameras back on track. W&D Racing may join the BMW teams, with Team Ferlito and Adria Raceway also planning to finalize the details of their commitment to the series.
Despite this being a transitional year, the series will still be interesting and intense, due to the presence of the same teams and cars we had in the last few seasons on the grid.
The calendar has a first leg of “Italian” events, with Monza, Vallelunga and Mugello on the calendar in the order before the series moves abroad to Brno in June. A three-months break will follow, with the Sachsenring hosting the fifth event of the season in late September. Two weeks later the championship will finish at Hockenheim in the first weekend of October.
EUROV8 SERIES 2014 calendar
Apr 6th – Monza, Italy
May 4th – Vallelunga, Italy
May 18th – Mugello, Italy
Jun 22nd – Brno, Czech Republic
Sept 21st – Sachsenring, Germany
Oct 5th – Hockenheim, Germany