Brazilian Stock Cars: Marcos Gomes flies again and takes pole

Current series standings runner-up, the Voxx Racing driver kept the good shape he had shown on Friday and scored his second pole position of the season.

Curitiba hosts the sixth round of Brazilian Stock Car Championship and Marcos Gomes have arisen for the second time this season to score pole position. The Voxx Racing driver made a 1min18s238 on the 3.695-km track, 0s157 faster than Thiago Camilo, who starts second, and 0s250 ahead of Allam Khodair, third.

I knew my lap wasn’t good enough for pole position. I hoped for a top-5, but a top-10 isn’t that bad.

Laurens Vanthoor

"We’ve managed to improve the car even more and today we ended up on pole position. It is, in fact, a good job of the whole team and I have to thank everybody. Tomorrow is another day: it is raceday, it’s different, and I think we are in good shape" said Gomes. "We knew it was going to be hard, because the other drivers were fast as well, but we’d trusted the good pace we’ve shown during this season and I would like to dedicate this pole to my dad", told the son of the four-time Stock Car champion Paulo Gomes.

Qualifying session is divided in eight groups of four cars each, following the championship standings reversed order. As a non-scorer, Laurens Vanthoor was in group one, and the Belgian did a good job by maintaining the best laptime of the session until the sixth group hit the track. Vanthoor replaces the suspended championship leader and five-time champion Cacá Bueno at Red Bull Racing and only managed two flying laps before he went off and spun at turn three. He finished the session in eight position.

"I knew my lap wasn’t good enough for pole position. I hoped for a top-5, but a top-10 isn’t that bad. I think we can still improve over night, especially on my driving and a little bit on the set up of the car, to be even better for tomorrow’s races. I tried to push more, but I went too much, like Daniel as well", he said.

Two races on Sunday make it for the sixth round, exactly the half of the season, and race one starts at 1:10 pm (Brazilian Timezone) for a 35-lap battle, and race 2 starts at 2:20 pm to 20 laps.

Driver Team  Time
1 80 Marcos Gomes Voxx Racing Team 1:18.238 -
2 21 Thiago Camilo Ipiranga-RCM 1:18.395 0.157
3 18 Allam Khodair Full Time Sports 1:18.488 0.250
4 90 Ricardo Mauricio Eurofarma RC 1:18.605 0.367
5 51 Átila Abreu AMG Motorsport 1:18.728 0.490
6 111 Rubens Barrichello Full Time Sports 1:18.753 0.515
7 29 Daniel Serra Red Bull Racing 1:18.780 0.542
8 91 Laurens Vanthoor Red Bull Racing 1:18.796 0.558
9 10 Ricardo Zonta Shell Racing 1:18.850 0.612
10 65 Max Wilson Eurofarma RC 1:18.952 0.714
11 88 Felipe Fraga Voxx Racing Team 1:18.969 0.731
12 77 Valdeno Brito Shell Racing 1:18.994 0.756
13 4 Julio Campos Prati-donaduzzi 1:19.078 0.840
14 70 Diego Nunes Vogel Motorsport 1:19.115 0.877
15 5 Denis Navarro Vogel Motorsport 1:19.235 0.997
16 83 Gabriel Casagrande C2 Team 1:19.242 1.004
17 28 Galid Osman Ipiranga-RCM 1:19.254 1.016
18 110 Felipe Lapenna Schin Racing Team 1:19.285 1.047
19 2 Raphael Matos Schin Racing Team 1:19.349 1.111
20 3 Bia Figueiredo União Química Racing 1:19.374 1.136
21 11 Cesar Ramos Cavaleiro Racing Sports 1:19.376 1.138
22 72 Fabio Fogaça Hot Car Competições 1:19.385 1.147
23 73 Sergio Jimenez C2 Team 1:19.452 1.214
24 74 Popó Bueno Cavaleiro Racing Sports 1:19.467 1.229
25 1 Antonio Pizzonia Prati-donaduzzi 1:19.473 1.235
26 14 Luciano Burti RZ Motorsport 1:19.617 1.379
27 46 Vitor Genz Boettger Competições 1:19.726 1.488
28 25 Tuka Rocha União Química Racing 1:19.781 1.543
29 8 Rafael Suzuki RZ Motorsport 1:19.879 1.641
30 26 Raphael Abbate Hot Car Competições 1:20.030 1.792
31 9 Gustavo Lima ProGP 1:20.673 2.435
32 12 Lucas Foresti AMG Motorsport 1:20.984 2.746


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Series Stock Car Brasil
Event Curitiba II
Sub-event Saturday qualifying
Track Autodromo Internacional de Curitiba
Drivers Ricardo Maurício , Allam Khodair , Thiago Camilo , Marcos Gomes
Article type Qualifying report
Tags full time sports, ipiranga-rcm, voxx racing