Marcos Gomes clinches Brazilian V8 Stock Cars title after chaotic race in Interlagos

Both Gomes and Cacá Bueno faced lots of trouble during the first stage of the race, won by Mobil AMG’s Átila Abreu, followed by Diego Nunes and Felipe Fraga

Marcos Gomes is the new Brazilian V8 Stock Car champion. The 31-year-old driver, son of the four-time Stock Car champion Paulo Gomes, is the first ever to repeat his father’s feat in the country’s most prestigious series. It came the hard way, though: a six-car crash in Turn 4 took Rubens Barrichello, Beto Monteiro, Rafael Suzuki, Max Wilson, Bia Figueiredo and Allam Khodair. Ana Beatriz and, later on, Marcos Gomes, got back to the track, far behind the leaders.

For Gomes luck, Cacá Bueno also involved himself in a smaller crash that damaged his bonnet, and he could not go as far as the 20th place - not enough to whom needed at least a fourth place finish (in case of a Gomes’ DNF) to get his sixth title.

However, Marcos, inside the car, wasn’t worried about where his rival was at the track. He only wanted to finish the race, even though seven laps behind the leaders. "I’m one of the happiest people on earth today. I saw a movie in my head. A horror movie. Cacá also had his back luck and did not reach the points he needed. But we won this title on the other 11 rounds", celebrated Gomes. "I was far behind and there was nothing I could do. At the beginning of the season I knew it was possible to fight for the title, but this season was a dream", he told.

"Marquinhos deserve the title", stated Cacá Bueno. "His team made a great work. But we cannot forget that I got suspended of one round in Curitiba were Marcos scored 34 points, andour difference at the end was only of 32 points. Unfortunately, that jeopardized me and made me get to the final round needing an improbable combination of results. I am sure, though, that we will come back stronger in 2016", he said.

Átila Abreu said farewell to his Mobil AMG team in great fashion. After Valdeno Brito’s disqualification by missing the brake lights, the 2014 runner-up could win for the first time this season. "I spent seven great years at AMG, and I don’t say goodbye; I’d rather say ‘see you soon’. It is the end of an era with this guys, a very good team, with very good people, and I wish them all the best in the future", says Abreu, who will replase Brito at Shell Racing alongside Ricardo Zonta in 2016.

Next season starts on March 6th at Curitiba.

Interlagos, final round. Results

Pos. Num. Piloto Equipe Carro Dif.
1 51 Átila Abreu AMG Motorsport Chevrolet  
2 70 Diego Nunes Vogel Motorsport Chevrolet 2.527
3 88 Felipe Fraga Voxx Racing Team Peugeot 4.451
4 83 Gabriel Casagrande Axalta C2 Team Chevrolet 7.209
5 46 Vitor Genz Boettger Competições Peugeot 7.521
6 5 Denis Navarro Vogel Motorsport Chevrolet 8.954
7 21 Thiago Camilo Ipiranga-RCM Chevrolet 11.400
8 10 Ricardo Zonta Shell Racing Chevrolet 15.460
9 11 Cesar Ramos Total Racing Peugeot 23.677
10 28 Galid Osman Ipiranga-RCM Chevrolet 24.808
11 14 Luciano Burti RZ Motorsport Chevrolet 25.398
12 63 Nestor Girolami Schin Racing Team Peugeot 31.881
13 26 Raphael Abbate Hot Car Competições Chevrolet 38.596
14 74 Popó Bueno Total Racing Peugeot 42.483
15 66 Felipe Guimarães Boettger Competições Peugeot 44.136
16 1 Antonio Pizzonia Prati-donaduzzi Peugeot 50.457
17 9 Gustavo Lima ProGP Chevrolet 57.003
18 110 Felipe Lapenna Schin Racing Team Peugeot 59.604
19 3 Bia Figueiredo União Química Racing Peugeot 59.632
20 25 Tuka Rocha União Química Racing Peugeot 59.682
21 0 Cacá Bueno Red Bull Racing Chevrolet 1:16.094
22 73 Sergio Jimenez Axalta C2 Team Chevrolet 4 voltas
23 80 Marcos Gomes Voxx Racing Team Peugeot 7 voltas
24 77 Valdeno Brito Shell Racing Chevrolet 14 voltas
25 29 Daniel Serra Red Bull Racing Chevrolet 19 voltas
26 90 Ricardo Mauricio Eurofarma RC Chevrolet 20 voltas
27 4 Julio Campos Prati-donaduzzi Peugeot 20 voltas
28 100 Allam Khodair Full Time Sports Chevrolet 22 voltas
29 65 Max Wilson Eurofarma RC Chevrolet 22 voltas
30 42 Constantino Jr AMG Motorsport Chevrolet -
31 69 Beto Monteiro Hot Car Competições Chevrolet -
32 8 Rafael Suzuki RZ Motorsport Chevrolet -
33 111 Rubens Barrichello Full Time Sports Chevrolet -

Final Standings

Brazilian V8 Stock Cars 2015

1-) Marcos Gomes - 242 points
2-) Cacá Bueno - 212
3-) Thiago Camilo - 193
4-) Rubens Barrichello - 188
5-) Allam Khodair - 184
6-) Daniel Serra - 181
7-) Ricardo Maurício - 173
8-) Max Wilson - 162
9-) Felipe Fraga - 159
10-) Átila Abreu - 155
11-) Júlio Campos - 154
12-) Valdeno Brito - 148
13-) Ricardo Zonta - 147
14-) Diego Nunes - 139
15-) Vitor Genz - 124
16-) Gabriel Casagrande - 110
17-) Sérgio Jimenez - 108
18-) Antonio Pizzonia - 95
19-) Luciano Burti - 93
20-) Galid Osman - 92
21-) Denis Navarro - 79
22-) Cesar Ramos - 66
23-) Tuka Rocha - 58
24-) Raphael Matos - 55
25-) Lucas Foresti - 53
26-) Popó Bueno - 52
27-) Rafael Suzuki - 51
28-) Felipe Lapenna - 44
29-) Raphael Abbate - 40
30-) Nestor Girolami - 18
31-) Felipe Guimarães - 14
32-) Bia Figueiredo - 13
33-) Gustavo Lima - 5
34-) Fábio Fogaça - 3
35-) Mauro Giallombardo - 2
36-) Alceu Feldmann - 0
37-) Pedro Boesel - 0
38-) Constantino Jr - 0
39-) Beto Monteiro - 0
40-) Felipe Maluhy - 0

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Series Stock Car Brasil
Event Interlagos
Sub-event Sunday race
Track Interlagos
Article type Race report