Brazilian V8 Stock Cars: Title contenders fight for pole and Gomes takes it

Second pole position in a row for the young championship leader, who will have Cacá Bueno alongside him on the grid.

It was in the final group of cars that pole-position for the tenth round of Brazilian V8 Stock Car Championship was decided. Marcos Gomes and Cacá Bueno battled each other on the clock to set the fastest laptime in Curitiba, and the current series leader clinched his second pole in a row - and for the fifth time this season -, his eleventh career pole position.

"We are in a special moment", says Gomes. "Pole position doesn’t give points, but it helps a lot in terms of doing a good race, increasing the chances of clinching the title. Everything worked fine today, once more, and we hope we can win again", told the Voxx driver.

Bueno is trying to push hard on his rival, and the five-time champion praises Gomes’ achievement. "He’s on it, living a spectacular moment, and he’s very confident. I’m putting some pressure on the kid to see if he could make any mistake. However, he did a great job. Rats off to him", congratulated.

Allam Khodair, Átila Abreu, Lucas Foresti, Rubens Barrichello, Ricardo Maurício, Thiago Camilo, Valdeno Brito and Vitor Genz close the top-ten grid positions. Making their first V8 Stock Car weekend, Felipe Guimarães starts 29th, and Argentinian Mauro Giallombardo on the 32nd spot.

Sunday’s heats start at 1:15pm and 2h25pm, Brazilian Time.

Starting Grid*

Position
Car number
Driver Time/Gap
1 80 Marcos Gomes 1:18.356
2 0 Cacá Bueno 0.192
3 100 Allam Khodair 0.334
4 51 Átila Abreu 0.347
5 12 Lucas Foresti 0.455
6 111 Rubens Barrichello 0.473
7 90 Ricardo Mauricio 0.486
8 21 Thiago Camilo 0.617
9 77 Valdeno Brito 0.630
10 46 Vitor Genz 0.661
11 65 Max Wilson 0.662
12 10 Ricardo Zonta 0.670
13 88 Felipe Fraga 0.677
14 70 Diego Nunes 0.729
15 14 Luciano Burti 0.792
16 29 Daniel Serra 0.841
17 8 Rafael Suzuki 0.899
18 4 Julio Campos 0.924
19 2 Raphael Matos 0.934
20 1 Antonio Pizzonia 0.935
21 28 Galid Osman 0.981
22 83 Gabriel Casagrande 1.121
23 74 Popó Bueno 1.135
24 11 Cesar Ramos 1.231
25 25 Tuka Rocha 1.320
26 73 Sergio Jimenez 1.364
27 26 Raphael Abbate 1.417
28 3 Bia Figueiredo 1.424
29 66 Felipe Guimarães 1.432
30 110 Felipe Lapenna 1.438
31 5 Denis Navarro 1.447
32 16 Mauro Giallombardo 1.845
33 9 Gustavo Lima 1.905

*Unnofficial Results

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Series Stock Car Brasil
Event Curitiba III
Sub-event Saturday qualifying
Track Autodromo Internacional de Curitiba
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Ricardo Maurício , Allam Khodair , Thiago Camilo , Caca Bueno , Lucas Foresti , Atila Abreu , Marcos Gomes
Teams Red Bull Racing
Article type Qualifying report
Tags voxx