Former Jaguar and Prost F1 racer set the fastest lap time during the opening session for the eight round of Brazilian V8 Stock Car Championship
Luciano Burti started ahead of the competition at the first free practice of Brazilian V8 Stock Car Championship. The eight round is held on the fast-but-short circuit of Cascavel, in the west region of Paraná state. Driving for RZ Motorsport - owned by his friend Ricardo Zonta -, Burti made a quick lap in 1min02s053 through the 3.058-km track, with an average speed of 177.4 km/h.
We know that the current word inside the garage is work because the field is very close.
However, almost the whole field came close to the former F1 racer, as 26 of the 32-driver grid were within the same second. Valdeno Brito was second, 0s07 behind Burti and only 0s001 in front of Galid Osman, third. The new millionaire, Thiago Camilo came fourth after winning the "Million Reais Race" in Goiânia two weeks ago.
"It is a good start and that’s positive for the team, as we have had some difficult races previously. I would say that starting P1 on tracks like Cascavel and the street circuits we have on the calendar is quite challenging. We know that the current word inside the garage is work because the field is very close. We have to work on the details, but I cannot deny that it is always very good to be the fastest", said Burti.
The schedule goes on this Saturday with FP2 at 8am (Brazilian Time) and qualifying session at 12 o’clock. The two-race format is back for round 8: Race One starts at 1:10 pm (48 minutes + 1 lap) and Race Two starts at 2:25 pm (28 minutes + 1 lap).
FP1 - Results
1 - 14 - Luciano Burti (RZ Motorsport) - 1min02s053
2 - 77 - Valdeno Brito - Shell Racing - a 0s070
3 - 28 - Galid Osman - Ipiranga-RCM - a 0s071
4 - 21 - Thiago Camilo - Ipiranga-RCM - a 0s087
5 - a 0 - Cacá Bueno - Red Bull Racing - a 0s235
6 - 83 - Gabriel Casagrande - Axalta C2 Team - a 0s237
7 - 88 - Felipe Fraga - Voxx Racing Team - a 0s262
8 - 73 - Sergio Jimenez - Axalta C2 Team - a 0s358
9 - 46 - Vitor Genz - Boettger Competições - a 0s401
10 - 80 - Marcos Gomes - Voxx Racing Team - a 0s457
11 - 4 - Julio Campos - Prati-donaduzzi - a 0s459
12 - 65 - Max Wilson - Eurofarma RC - a 0s478
13 - 90 - Ricardo Mauricio - Eurofarma RC - a 0s525
14 - 2 - Raphael Matos - Schin Racing Team - a 0s631
15 - 70 - Diego Nunes - Vogel Motorsport - a 0s645
16 - 5 - Denis Navarro - Vogel Motorsport - a 0s674
17 - a 1 - Antonio Pizzonia - Prati-donaduzzi - a 0s718
18 - a 110 - Felipe Lapenna - Schin Racing Team - a 0s74
19 - 29 - Daniel Serra - Red Bull Racing - a 0s763
20 - 18 - Allam Khodair - Full Time Sports - a 0s766
21 - 74 - Popó Bueno - Total Racing - a 0s806
22 - 10 - Ricardo Zonta - Shell Racing - a 0s810
23 - 26 - Raphael Abbate - Hot Car Competições - a 0s912
24 - 25 - Tuka Rocha - União Química Racing - a 0s937
25 - 51 - Átila Abreu - AMG Motorsport - a 0s961
26 - 12 - Lucas Foresti - AMG Motorsport - a 0s985
27 - 3 - Bia Figueiredo - União Química Racing - a 1s172
28 - 111 - Rubens Barrichello - Full Time Sports - a 1s218
29 - 11 - Cesar Ramos - Total Racing - a 1s361
30 - 8 - Rafael Suzuki - RZ Motorsport - a 1s379
31 - 9 - Gustavo Lima - ProGP - a 1s575
32 - 72 - Fabio Fogaça - Hot Car Competições - a 1s706