Brazilian V8 Stock Cars: Title contenders fight for pole and Gomes takes it
Second pole position in a row for the young championship leader, who will have Cacá Bueno alongside him on the grid.
It was in the final group of cars that pole-position for the tenth round of Brazilian V8 Stock Car Championship was decided. Marcos Gomes and Cacá Bueno battled each other on the clock to set the fastest laptime in Curitiba, and the current series leader clinched his second pole in a row - and for the fifth time this season -, his eleventh career pole position.
"We are in a special moment", says Gomes. "Pole position doesn’t give points, but it helps a lot in terms of doing a good race, increasing the chances of clinching the title. Everything worked fine today, once more, and we hope we can win again", told the Voxx driver.
Bueno is trying to push hard on his rival, and the five-time champion praises Gomes’ achievement. "He’s on it, living a spectacular moment, and he’s very confident. I’m putting some pressure on the kid to see if he could make any mistake. However, he did a great job. Rats off to him", congratulated.
Allam Khodair, Átila Abreu, Lucas Foresti, Rubens Barrichello, Ricardo Maurício, Thiago Camilo, Valdeno Brito and Vitor Genz close the top-ten grid positions. Making their first V8 Stock Car weekend, Felipe Guimarães starts 29th, and Argentinian Mauro Giallombardo on the 32nd spot.
Sunday’s heats start at 1:15pm and 2h25pm, Brazilian Time.
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|Series||Stock Car Brasil|
|Location||Autodromo Internacional de Curitiba|
|Drivers||Rubens Barrichello , Ricardo Maurício , Allam Khodair , Thiago Camilo , Caca Bueno , Lucas Foresti , Atila Abreu , Marcos Gomes|
|Teams||Red Bull Racing Shop Now|