Brazilian V8 Stock Cars returns in great fashion to Londrina with victories of Fraga and Barrichello

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Brazilian V8 Stock Cars returns in great fashion to Londrina with victories of Fraga and Barrichello
Sep 25, 2016, 10:22 PM

Double-header showed exactly the good points of youth and experience on races that delighted the public on the grandstands

Podium race 1
Átila Abreu
Max Wilson in Londrina
Polesitter Max Wilson in Londrina
Max Wilson in Londrina
Felipe Fraga
Valdeno Brito
Átila Abreu
Átila Abreu
Rubens Barrichello
Ricardo Maurício
Ricardo Zonta
Valdeno Brito
Felipe Fraga
Thiago Camilo
Felipe Fraga
Ricardo Maurício
Marcos Gomes
Lucas Foresti
Lucas Foresti
Cacá Bueno
Cacá Bueno

A true mix between youth and experience was highlighted this Sunday afternoon during the eight round of Brazilian V8 Stock Cars, which returned to Londrina after a four-year absence. Victories came to the hands of Felipe Fraga and Rubens Barrichello to the delight of the fans who packed the grandstands at the Ayrton Senna circuit.

Max Wilson started race one form pole position, but as soon the 21-year-old Fraga got rid of Cacá Bueno, the championship leader went on to extend his points advantage in overtaking Wilson - who abandoned the race on the penultimate lap with a puncture. Local hero Valdeno Brito came second with Ricardo Maurício third.

Fraga, who just on the Million Reais Race a fortnight ago in Interlagos, won again and highlighted the work of his team. "We are in top form, working on a different strategy for the push to pass use, so we could open a gap on the track to score another win. I am enormously proud of the whole team, because scoring more 30 points was our goal today", said Felipe.

In the 10-place grid reversion for race two, Argentinian ace Nestor Girolami started first, but soon had to pit for fuel. Among those who pitted on race one, Allam Khodair, Átila Abreu and Thiago Camilo soon figured on the top positions, right behind Rubens Barrichello, who started fifth and got to the lead.

The former F1 veteran issue was having to save fuel, and the only way to do so was with an eventual safety car intervention. For Barrichello’s luck, there were two of them during the 30 minutes of the second heat. Moreover, while Átila got up to second place, Camilo and Vitor Genz kept fighting for the final podium spot, leaving Rubens alone, saving fuel and scoring his second season-victory. Abreu came second celebrating a great result, with Vitor Genz third after taking P3 of Thiago Camilo’s hands almost on the finish line.

"I have never been so scared during a final lap in my whole career", stated Rubens after the podium celebration. "The only way to finish both races without refueling was with a safety car intervention. It is like an attraction law: you try not to think negative, but you keep expecting something to go wrong - in my case, not to finish the race out of fuel. Fortunately, it worked and I am really happy. The most important thing is that we are in contention for this title", said Barrichello, who raced for the first time in Londrina.

Brazilian V8 Stock Cars will be back to Curitiba for the ninth round of the season on October 16th.

Race 1 (45min + 1 lap)

Position Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Felipe Fraga Cimed Racing 36 laps in 46min18s116
2 Valdeno Brito TMG Racing 1s995
3 Ricardo Mauricio Eurofarma RC 2s824
4 Marcos Gomes Cimed Racing 3s604
5 Sergio Jimenez Cavaleiro Sports 15s511
6 Rubens Barrichello Full Time Sports 18s953
7 Cacá Bueno Red Bull Racing 22s119
8 Diego Nunes União Química Racing 23s609
9 Raphael Abbate Hot Car Competições 34s083
10 Nestor Girolami Eisenbahn Racing Team 40s006
11 Galid Osman Ipiranga-RCM 41s092
12 Popó Bueno Cavaleiro Sports 41s763
13 Allam Khodair Full Time Sports 52s238
14 Átila Abreu Shell Racing 53s733
15 Thiago Camilo Ipiranga 55s096
16 Tuka Rocha RZ Motorsport 1min07s185
17 Guga Lima TMG Racing 1min12s126
18 Danilo Dirani RZ Motorsport 1min12s126
19 Felipe Lapenna Hot Car Competições 1 lap
20 Daniel Serra Red Bull Racing 1 lap
21 Bia Figueiredo União Química Racing 2 laps
22 Max Wilson Eurofarma RC 3 laps
23 Denis Navarro Vogel Motorsport 9 laps
24 Vitor Genz Eisenbahn Racing Team DNF
25 Gabriel Casagrande C2 Axalta Racing DNF
26 Lucas Foresti Full Time-ProGP DNF
27 Ricardo Zonta Shell Racing DNF
28 Julio Campos C2 Axalta Racing DNF
29 Rafael Suzuki Vogel Motorsport DNF

Fastest Lap: Marcos Gomes, 1min12s290 (142.5 kph)

Race 2 (30min + 1 lap)

Position Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Rubens Barrichello Full Time 22 laps in 31min33s899
2 Átila Abreu Shell Racing 1s762
3 Vitor Genz Eisenbahn Racing Team 2s192
4 Thiago Camilo Ipiranga-RCM 2s693
5 Ricardo Zonta Shell Racing 2s797
6 Allam Khodair Full Time Sports 3s187
7 Denis Navarro Vogel Motorsport 4s779
8 Ricardo Mauricio Eurofarma RC 7s566
9 Max Wilson Eurofarma RC 9s702
10 Marcos Gomes Cimed Racing 9s778
11 Diego Nunes União Química Racing 10s143
12 Felipe Fraga Cimed Racing 10s814
13 Sergio Jimenez Cavaleiro Sports 11s471
14 Valdeno Brito TMG Racing 11s639
15 Cacá Bueno Red Bull Racing 11s673
16 Tuka Rocha RZ Motorsport 12s544
17 Bia Figueiredo União Química Racing 25s066
18 Raphael Abbate Hot Car Competições 5 laps
19 Guga Lima TMG Racing DNF
20 Rafael Suzuki Vogel Motorsport DNF
21 Galid Osman Ipiranga-RCM DNF
22 Nestor Girolami Eisenbahn Racing Team DNF
23 Danilo Dirani RZ Motorsport DNF
24 Felipe Lapenna Hot Car Competições DNF
25 Popó Bueno Cavaleiro Sports DNF
26 Daniel Serra Red Bull Racing DNF
27 Julio Campos C2 Axalta Racing DNF
28 Lucas Foresti Full Time - ProGP DNF
29 Gabriel Casagrande C2 Axalta Racing DNF

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Series Stock Car Brasil
Event Londrina
Sub-event Sunday
Location Autódromo Internacional Ayrton Senna
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