Granja 500 qualifying notes

Barrichello on pole at Granja 500, Andretti is 5th and Jaskol is 9th Rubens Barrichello grabbed the pole this Friday for the 8th 500 Milhas da Granja Viana, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He will start ahead of some of the biggest stars of racing in ...

Barrichello on pole at Granja 500, Andretti is 5th and Jaskol is 9th

Rubens Barrichello grabbed the pole this Friday for the 8th 500 Milhas da Granja Viana, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He will start ahead of some of the biggest stars of racing in Brazilian and international motorsports. He won this race in 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2002. The Ferrari driver will share driving duties with Tony Kanaan, Dan Wheldon and Felipe Giaffone.

"This pole position gives us an extra shine. I had a good kart, thanks to the team. For the race, whatever happens we will have had fun - of course we want to win, but we are here for fun. It is always good to be on pole", said the Formula 1 Championship runner up in 2004.

Brazilian karting champion Sergio Jimenez will start second, and will drive with Juan Pablo Montoya, Mario Romancini and Antonio Pizzonia.

The qualifying system changed a little this year, and after the two groups of over 36 karts each had a 15 minutes qualifying session, the top five of each group had a "super qualifying" of one lap each, by themselves, to define the order of the top 10.

Tony Kanaan qualified the kart in which Marco Andretti will co-drive, and will start 5th, while Brazilian Stock Car stand-out Nono Figueiredo qualified the kart in which Matt Jaskol will drive, and will start 9th. Defending Champion Christian Fittipaldi will start 7th.

The 500 Milhas da Granja Viana will start at midnight (Brazilian time) this Saturday.

<pre> The top ten on the grid: 1 Barrichello, Giaffone, Kanaan, Wheldon 57s915 2 Jimenez, Montoya, Pizzonia, Romancini 58s155 3 Giovannetti, Marcelo, Douglas, Luis, Giorgi 58s178 4 Quadros, Francesco, Dietter 58s523 5 Kanaan, Andretti, Bia, Giaffone, Barrichello 58s529 6 R. Gomes, P. Gomes, Moro, Rodrigues, Wortmann 58s576 7 Fittipaldi, Haberfeld, Fonseca 58s584 8 F. Massa, E. Massa, Pop0x00e2, Bertucelli, Sportelli 58s708 9 Roberto Moreno, Hellmeister, Non0x00e7, Jader David, Matt Jaskol 58s761 10 Montoya, Cacel, Federico Montoya, Jimenez, Pizzonia, Romancini, Scudeler 58s917

-avasports-

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