Brazilian V8 Stock Cars: First practice with 50 shades of grey

Heavy clouds and a rainy day set the tone for the first day of practice in Campo Grande for round 9. Daniel Serra and Allam Khodair set the pace on the wet track.

Campo Grande is the capital city of Mato Grosso do Sul state in the west region of Brazil and hosts round nine of Brazilian V8 Stock Car Championship. It is the return of the major Brazilian motorsport series to the ‘Orlando Moura’ Circuit. In damp conditions, the series held its first day of practice with heavy clouds and the fastest lap time by Daniel Serra - 1min34s469 through the 3.433-km circuit.

"It is good to start in P1, but it is hard to make any analysis because track conditions were different - it started really wet and then it was quite dry. Tomorrow we may have no rain and the weather prediction is for a sunny Sunday. So, we have to keep our heads down woking through the weekend", says the Red Bull driver.

Allam Khodair has shown a good pace on the wet track and finished the session with the second fastest time - only 0.07s behind Serra. "A good start, I have to say. I like this track very much and it is good to be back here and to be in good shape. If it keeps raining, then we will be in a very good situation", says the Full Time driver.

Thiago Camilo was third, followed by Felipe Fraga, Gabriel Casagrande, Ricardo Zonta, the birtyday-(jungle)-boy Antonio Pizzonia, Rubens Barrichello, series leader Marcos Gomes and Átila Abreu closed the top-10 on FP1.

The cars get back to the track this Saturday for FP2 and qualifying. Both races will be held on Sunday.

Pos. Driver Team Car Gap Time
1 29 Daniel Serra Red Bull Racing Chevrolet - 1:34.649
2 18 Allam Khodair Full Time Sports Chevrolet 0.070 1:34.719
3 21 Thiago Camilo Ipiranga-RCM Chevrolet 0.358 1:35.007
4 88 Felipe Fraga Voxx Racing Team Peugeot 0.633 1:35.282
5 83 Gabriel Casagrande Axalta C2 Team Chevrolet 0.912 1:35.561
6 10 Ricardo Zonta Shell Racing Chevrolet 1.001 1:35.650
7 1 Antonio Pizzonia Prati-donaduzzi Peugeot 1.045 1:35.694
8 111 Rubens Barrichello Full Time Sports Chevrolet 1.113 1:35.762
9 80 Marcos Gomes Voxx Racing Team Peugeot 1.193 1:35.842
10 51 Átila Abreu AMG Motorsport Chevrolet 1.270 1:35.919
11 4 Julio Campos Prati-donaduzzi Peugeot 1.279 1:35.928
12 74 Popó Bueno Total Racing Peugeot 1.360 1:36.009
13 73 Sergio Jimenez Axalta C2 Team Chevrolet 1.479 1:36.128
14 8 Rafael Suzuki RZ Motorsport Chevrolet 1.540 1:36.189
15 90 Ricardo Mauricio Eurofarma RC Chevrolet 1.588 1:36.237
16 70 Diego Nunes Vogel Motorsport Chevrolet 1.614 1:36.263
17 14 Luciano Burti RZ Motorsport Chevrolet 1.705 1:36.354
18 72 Fabio Fogaça Hot Car Competições Chevrolet 1.819 1:36.468
19 0 Cacá Bueno Red Bull Racing Chevrolet 1.868 1:36.517
20 5 Denis Navarro Vogel Motorsport Chevrolet 1.902 1:36.551
21 46 Vitor Genz Boettger Competições Peugeot 1.965 1:36.614
22 110 Felipe Lapenna Schin Racing Team Peugeot 1.994 1:36.643
23 65 Max Wilson Eurofarma RC Chevrolet 2.013 1:36.662
24 25 Tuka Rocha União Química Racing Peugeot 2.295 1:36.944
25 11 Cesar Ramos Total Racing Peugeot 2.333 1:36.982
26 77 Valdeno Brito Shell Racing Chevrolet 2.445 1:37.094
27 26 Raphael Abbate Hot Car Competições Chevrolet 2.647 1:37.296
28 3 Bia Figueiredo União Química Racing Peugeot 2.959 1:37.608
29 2 Raphael Matos Schin Racing Team Peugeot 3.280 1:37.929
30 9 Gustavo Lima ProGP Chevrolet 3.299 1:37.948
31 12 Lucas Foresti AMG Motorsport Chevrolet 3.370 1:38.019
32 28 Galid Osman Ipiranga-RCM Chevrolet 4.885 1:39.534

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Series Stock Car Brasil
Event Campo Grande
Track Autódromo Internacional Orlando Moura - Campo Grande
Drivers Daniel Serra , Allam Khodair , Thiago Camilo , Felipe Fraga
Teams Red Bull Racing
Article type Practice report
Tags full time sports, ipiranga-rcm