Ex-Ferrari Formula 1 star Felipe Massa has paid tribute to Tuka Rocha, the Brazilian racing driver who died on Sunday, labelling him a hero for attempting to save the life of a young boy who was on the plane that crashed last Thursday.
Felipe Fraga and Atila Abreu were the winners of the latest round of the Brazilian Stock Car Championship held in the southern city of Cascavel, and both races featured a lot of overtaking at the front end of the grid.
Guest driver Lucas di Grassi lost the showpiece ‘Million Race’ round of the Brazilian Stock Car series after ignoring a penalty for a move on teammate Ricardo Mauricio, which led to his disqualification.
Thiago Camilo will start from pole position for Race 1 of the Campo Grande round of the Brazilian Stock Car Championship on Sunday, as Rubens Barrichello, Ricardo Zonta and Nelson Piquet Jr suffered a troubled time in Saturday’s qualifying.
Nelson Piquet Jr scored his first podium of the year in the Brazilian Stock Car double-header at Santa Cruz do Sul, while Rubens Barrichello also shone with an outstanding recovery from a poor qualifying that moved him to third in the points race.
Ipiranga Racing’s Thiago Camilo and Ricardo Mauricio (Eurofarma RC) were the winners of Londrina rounds of the Brazilian Stock Car Championship, as former IndyCar driver Ana Beatriz scored her best result to date.