Brazilian V8 Stock Cars: Homework done. Barrichello takes pole in Tarumã
After suffering with and unstable car the previous round, the 2014 champion flew on qualifying and will start on pole position for the fourth time in his Stock Car career
Rubens Barrichello was the fastest man on qualifying and took pole position for the fifth round of Brazilian V8 Stock Cars this Saturday afternoon in Viamão, at the Tarumã circuit. It was his fourth pole on his Stock Car career - the last one was in Curitiba/2014, the round that secured him his title that year.
He will start in front of his teammate Allam Khodair, who set the fastest lap on the second free practice, for the first time lapping below 1min08s. He held P1 on qualifying until Rubens got to the track. The 2014 champion had to sit and wait for the Cimed cars of Marcos Gomes and Felipe Fraga try to beat his laptime, but the current series leaders only got third and fourth places.
"We’ve done our homework. It was a great job of this group. They trusted me back in Santa Cruz when we had difficulties with the balance of the car. They dismounted the whole car and we found some minor problems that, combined, made a great difference. And now I hope this could be the start of a great phase in our championship battle", Rubens said.
Barrichello, Khodair, Gomes, Fraga, Max Wilson and Thiago Camilo close the first three rows. Lucas Foresti, Cacá Bueno and Valdeno Brito got the positions seven to tenth.
Race one will be 37 laps long (45 minutes), starting at 2 pm local time. The second heat, with 24 laps or 30 minutes, starts at 3:10 pm.
|Position||Driver||Team||Lap Time |
|1||Rubens Barrichello||Full Time Sports||1:08.632|
|2||Allam Khodair||Full Time Sports||1:08.687|
|3||Marcos Gomes||Cimed Racing||1:08.699|
|4||Felipe Fraga||Cimed Racing||1:08.737|
|5||Max Wilson||Eurofarma RC||1:08.898|
|7||Vitor Genz||Eisenbahn Racing Team||1:08.984|
|8||Lucas Foresti||Full Time-ProGP||1:08.992|
|9||Cacá Bueno||Red Bull Racing||1:09.135|
|10||Valdeno Brito||TMG Racing||1:09.164|
|11||Felipe Guimarães||Full Time-ProGP||1:09.185|
|12||Daniel Serra||Red Bull Racing||1:09.193|
|14||Ricardo Mauricio||Eurofarma RC||1:09.206|
|15||Julio Campos||C2 Axalta Racing||1:09.251|
|16||Nestor Girolami||Eisenbahn Racing Team||1:09.317|
|17||Rafael Suzuki||Vogel Motorsport||1:09.346|
|18||Ricardo Zonta||Shell Racing||1:09.362|
|19||Denis Navarro||Vogel Motorsport||1:09.404|
|20||Diego Nunes||União Química Racing||1:09.429|
|21||Sergio Jimenez||Cavaleiro Sports||1:09.448|
|22||Gabriel Casagrande||C2 Axalta Racing||1:09.518|
|23||Átila Abreu||Shell Racing||1:09.530|
|24||Bia Figueiredo||União Química Racing||1:09.623|
|25||Felipe Lapenna||Hot Car Competições||1:09.658|
|26||Raphael Abbate||Hot Car Competições||1:09.967|
|27||Guga Lima||TMG Racing||1:10.071|
|28||Popó Bueno||Cavaleiro Sports||1:10.219|
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