Formula E
14 Feb
-
15 Feb
Event finished
27 Feb
-
29 Feb
FP2 in
16 Hours
:
31 Minutes
:
26 Seconds
Formula 1 MotoGP
05 Mar
-
08 Mar
FP1 in
6 days
R
Thailand GP
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
FP1 in
20 days
NASCAR Cup
21 Feb
-
23 Feb
Event finished
28 Feb
-
01 Mar
First Practice in
05 Hours
:
36 Minutes
:
26 Seconds
IndyCar
13 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
13 days
R
Birmingham
03 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
34 days
WEC
22 Feb
-
23 Feb
Event finished
18 Mar
-
20 Mar
Next event in
18 days
Supercars
19 Feb
-
23 Feb
Event finished
R
Albert Park
12 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
12 days

Brazilian V8 Stock Cars: Felipe Fraga flies in the end and takes pole position

shares
comments
Brazilian V8 Stock Cars: Felipe Fraga flies in the end and takes pole position
Jun 4, 2016, 7:30 PM

20-year-old matched the best lap in the end of the session. Allam Khodair, by only 0s048, got the second place

Felipe Fraga
Felipe Fraga
Felipe Fraga
Cacá Bueno
Cacá Bueno
Rubens Barrichello
Marcos Gomes
Marcos Gomes
Átila Abreu
Thiago Camilo
Átila Abreu
Daniel Serra

With air temperatures that did not go higher than 15 degrees Celsius (19ºC on the track), Santa Cruz do Sul held a hot battle for pole position this Saturday afternoon on the eve of the fourth round. The fastest driver of the session was Cimed Racing’s 20-year-old ace Felipe Fraga, who took P1 from Allam Khodair’s hands by only 0s048 in the very end of the session. His laptime was 1min19s611.

Fraga’s first - and last - pole was in Brasília-2014, almost two years ago. Today’s achievement was his first with the Cimed team. A feat that takes a lot of weight out of his shoulders. "Our car is one of the top-3 on races, but were missing it on qualifying. It was horrible. Now we did it, a pole-position that I was waiting for a long time. My engineers found the perfect set up and here is the result. I feel like I took 50 kilos off my back. For tomorrow, I hope I can keep first position and disappear in the front", he told.

Although losing P1 by such a tiny margin, Khodair was ok with it. The Full Time-Texaco driver was part of the third group to hit the track and set a time of 1min19s659 - none of his competitors got close on the following groups. Only Fraga, the last one remaining on the circuit, could beat his laptime. "We know that the final groups are stronger. We missed it on the first sector, but Fraga did a great lap. Anyway, starting on the first row is not bad at all, and we will go to collect as many points as we can", said Khodair.

Red Bull duo Daniel Serra and Cacá Bueno got positions three and four, as Thiago Camilo starts on fifth position. Championship leader Marcos Gomes only got the seventh fastest lap of the day.

Brazilian V8 Stock Car races Sunday at 1:00 pm (45 minutes/34 laps) and 2:10 pm (30 minutes/22 laps 10-place-grid-reversed) local time.

 

Position Driver
1 Felipe Fraga
2 Allam Khodair
3 Daniel Serra
4 Cacá Bueno
5 Thiago Camilo
6 Max Wilson
7 Marcos Gomes
8 Ricardo Mauricio
9 Átila Abreu
10 Felipe Guimarães
11 Vitor Genz
12 Valdeno Brito
13 Sergio Jimenez
14 Nestor Girolami
15 Denis Navarro
16 Rafael Suzuki
17 Diego Nunes
18 Ricardo Zonta
19 Lucas Foresti
20 Rubens Barrichello
21 Felipe Lapenna
22 Galid Osman
23 Popó Bueno
24 Gabriel Casagrande
25 Bia Figueiredo
26 Guga Lima
27 Julio Campos
28 Raphael Abbate

Vicar

Next article
Brazilian V8 Stock Cars: 15 days from 35 degrees to 10ºC

Previous article

Brazilian V8 Stock Cars: 15 days from 35 degrees to 10ºC

Next article

Brazilian V8 Stock Cars: Races full of alternatives award Felipe Fraga and Max Wilson

Brazilian V8 Stock Cars: Races full of alternatives award Felipe Fraga and Max Wilson
Load comments