1996 Italian Superturismo Championship
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The 1996 Italian Superturismo Championship was the tenth edition of the Italian Superturismo Championship. The season began in Mugello on 14 April and finished in Vallelunga on 6 October, after ten rounds. Rinaldo Capello won the championship, driving an Audi A4 Quattro; BMW won the constructors' championship, while Roberto Colciago took the privateers' trophy.

Teams and drivers

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Italy Audi Sport Italia Audi A4 Quattro 1 Italy Rinaldo Capello All
2 France Yvan Muller All
8 Germany Frank Biela 9
Italy Nordauto Engineering Alfa Romeo 155 TS 3 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi All
4 Italy 2-10
Italy CiBiEmme Engineering BMW 320i 5 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto All
6 Italy Emanuele Naspetti All
7 Switzerland Yolanda Surer 1-6
Italy Gianni Morbidelli 7-10
France A.Z.K./ Audi A4 Quattro 9 Austria Philipp Peter 10
11 Italy Emanuele Pirro 10
Italy Scuderia Bigazzi BMW 320i 12 Italy Roberto Ravaglia 10
14 United Kingdom Steve Soper 10
15 Germany Joachim Winkelhock 10
Italy Motortrend Peugeot 405 51 Italy 1-6, 9
52 Italy Giambattista Busi 1, 5-6
53 Italy 1-6, 8
54 Italy Luigi Moccia 1
Italy 3
Italy 4
Italy Gianluca de Lorenzi 5
Italy Marco Antonelli 9
Italy 10
Italy Soli Racing Team Alfa Romeo 155 TS 55 Italy All
58 Italy Massimo Pigoli 6, 8-10
Switzerland 6, 8-9
Italy EC Motorsport Alfa Romeo 155 TS 56 Italy Roberto Colciago 1-6, 9-10
Italy Technica Racing Team Alfa Romeo 155 TS 57 Italy Felice Tedeschi 3-10
58 Italy Massimo Pigoli 1-5
59 Italy 1-3
66 Italy 6-10
Italy Capannelle Racing Opel Vectra 61 Italy 1-3, 5-6, 9-10
62 Italy 10
Italy Varese Corse Alfa Romeo 155 TS 63 Italy 1-6, 8-10
Italy 5, 9
65 Italy 10
Italy
Italy Ciemme Corse Opel Vectra 64 Italy Marco Brand 1-3
Italy Falessi Racing Alfa Romeo 155 TS 67 Italy 5-6, 9-10
Czech Republic Bychl Euroracing BMW 318i 68 Czech Republic 5
Italy Erre Team BMW 318i 69 Italy 3, 5-6, 8-10
Italy Stefano Gabellini 3, 5-6, 8
Italy 9
Serbia and Montenegro Optima Modica Beograd Alfa Romeo 155 TS 82 Serbia and Montenegro Milovan Vesnić 10
Germany Engstler Motorsport Alfa Romeo 155 TS 83 Germany 10
84 Germany Franz Engstler 10

Race calendar and results

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Italy Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello 14 April Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Nordauto Engineering
R2 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Nordauto Engineering
2 R1 Italy Autodromo di Magione 21 April France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
R2 France Yvan Muller Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
3 R1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 12 May Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
R2 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
4 R1 Italy 26 May Italy Rinaldo Capello France Yvan Muller Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
R2 Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
5 R1 Italy 7 June Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Emanuele Naspetti Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
R2 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
6 R1 Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 21 July Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy Rinaldo Capello Italy Audi Sport Italia
R2 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
7 R1 Italy Autodromo di Pergusa 4 August Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
R2 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
8 R1 Italy Autodromo di Pergusa 1 September Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
R2 Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
9 R1 Italy 15 September Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
R2 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy Emanuele Naspetti Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
10 R1 Italy ACI Vallelunga Circuit 6 October Italy Roberto Ravaglia United Kingdom Steve Soper Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy CiBiEmme Engineering
R2 Germany Joachim Winkelhock Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Italy CiBiEmme Engineering

Championship standings

Points system
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
  • 8 results from 10 are valid for the championship in the firsts five rounds
  • 8 results from 10 are valid for the championship in the seconds five rounds

Drivers' Championship

Pos Driver MUG
Italy
MAG
Italy
MON
Italy

Italy
MIS
Italy
IMO
Italy
PER
Italy
PER
Italy
VAR
Italy
VAL
Italy
 Pts 
1 Italy Rinaldo Capello (5) (4) 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 1 2 DSQ 3 (4) 4 3 3 2 3 250 (278)
2 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto 2 3 (4) DNS 4 3 3 2 1 1 2 (5) Ret 5 2 2 1 2 1 1 244 (262)
3 Italy Emanuele Naspetti 3 2 5 4 (8) Ret 4 4 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 (6) (7) 242 (255)
4 France Yvan Muller (4) (5) 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 5 Ret 14 4 4 6 187 (205)
5 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi 1 1 3 3 3 4 5 (7) 5 11 5 4 2 2 Ret 5 5 6 Ret 8 175 (179)
6 Italy Roberto Colciago (6) 6 6 5 5 5 Ret 5 6 5 15 6 11 Ret 11 11 64 (70)
7 Italy 7 6 Ret DNS NC Ret 8 6 6 7 5 6 6 6 Ret 7 9 Ret 61
8 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 4 Ret 3 3 DSQ 5 17 5 50
9 Italy Massimo Pigoli 7 Ret 8 7 9 Ret 7 8 7 Ret 7 7 7 21 DNS 36
10 Italy 11 10 10 8 14 8 Ret 12 16 14 9 10 8 8 10 7 8 8 14 12 28
11 Italy 10 9 9 9 11 Ret 6 6 10 8 Ret Ret DNS Ret 23
12 Switzerland Yolanda Surer Ret DNS 13 10 7 Ret 8 9 9 7 8 8 22
13 Italy 12 12 6 7 9 8 9 9 13 14 19
14 United Kingdom Steve Soper 8 2 18
15 Italy Emanuele Pirro 5 4 18
16 Italy Marco Brand Ret 7 Ret DNS 6 6 16
17 Italy Felice Tedeschi 15 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 11 11 7 Ret 8 Ret 6 Ret 20 DNS 13
18 Italy Roberto Ravaglia 3 19 12
19 Italy 8 8 11 Ret 10 Ret 11 11 12 10 9 Ret Ret 10 16 15 11
20 Germany Frank Biela 4 13 10
21 Italy 12 Ret 14 11 12 Ret 10 10 13 9 Ret Ret Ret 9 6
22 Italy Ret DNS Ret Ret 13 7 15 15 Ret Ret 13 Ret 12 20 4
23 Germany Joachim Winkelhock 7 17 4
24 Germany Franz Engstler 10 9 3
25 Italy Ret DNS 12 12 16 9 2
26 Italy Giambattista Busi 9 DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret 2
27 Italy 9 Ret 2
28 Italy Stefano Gabellini 10 13 13 10 2
29 Italy 12 10 Ret 1
30 Germany 15 10 1
31 Czech Republic Ret 10 1
Italy Ret 14 14 11 12 Ret 13 0
Italy Marco Antonelli Ret 11 0
Italy 12 0
Italy 17 Ret 13 Ret Ret DNS 19 16 0
Italy Luigi Moccia 13 DNS 0
Italy 18 18 0
Italy 22 DNS 0
Austria Philipp Peter 23 Ret 0
Serbia and Montenegro Milovan Vesnić 24 DNS 0
Switzerland Ret Ret Ret 0
Italy Gianluca de Lorenzi Ret Ret 0
Italy Ret DNS 0
Italy DNS 0
Pos Driver MUG
Italy
MAG
Italy
MON
Italy

Italy
MIS
Italy
IMO
Italy
PER
Italy
PER
Italy
VAR
Italy
VAL
Italy
 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Manufacturers' Trophy

Pos Manufacturer Points
1 Germany BMW 551
2 Germany Audi 497
3 Italy Alfa Romeo 314

Privateers' Championship

Pos Driver Manufacturer Points
1 Italy Roberto Colciago Alfa Romeo 216
2 Italy Alfa Romeo 178
3 Italy Massimo Pigoli Alfa Romeo 154
4 Italy Alfa Romeo 110
5 Italy Alfa Romeo 109
6 Italy Peugeot 102
7 Italy Felice Tedeschi Alfa Romeo 91
8 Italy Peugeot 74
9 Italy Marco Brand Opel 45
10 Germany Franz Engstler Alfa Romeo 40
11 Italy Opel 38
12 Italy BMW 32
13 Italy Stefano Gabellini BMW 28
14 Germany Alfa Romeo 21
15 Italy Alfa Romeo 21
16 Italy Alfa Romeo 20
17 Italy Alfa Romeo 13
18 Italy Peugeot 12
19 Italy Giambattista Busi Peugeot 10
20 Italy Marco Antonelli Peugeot 10
21 Czech Republic BMW 10
22 Italy BMW 8
23 Italy Peugeot 5
24 Italy Luigi Moccia Peugeot 3
Italy Opel 0
Serbia and Montenegro Milovan Vesnić Alfa Romeo 0
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 0
Italy Gianluca de Lorenzi Peugeot 0
Italy Peugeot 0
Italy Alfa Romeo 0

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