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  • Stock Car changes to SUVs in 2025

    Promoter of Stock Car Pro Series, Vicar announced this Thursday (14/12) in Interlagos, São Paulo, an important change in conception of Stock’s cars: from 2025, the track models cars will have the look of SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles, in Portuguese) instead of the current sedans. Vicar confirmed that in 2025 fans will see Chevrolet Tracker and Toyota Corolla Cross on the grid replacing Cruze and Corolla Sedan, respectively. According to Fernando Julianelli, CEO of Vicar, the change is based on market research. According to a report released on December 7th by the National Association of Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea) of Brazil, SUVs continue to grow in sales and already account for 42% of new vehicles placed on Brazilian market in 2023; sedans have 12.4%. In 2010, when this trend began, SUVs had only 7%.

  • Belo Horizonte and Uruguay for the first time

    Two big news for 2024 shook up Pic: Duda Bairros The first is the entrance o fone round in Belo Horizonte. It will be the first time that Stock Car will be held in the city that is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais. The Stock Car Pro Series will go on the streets around the Mineirão stadium, where Brazil lost to Germany seven to one in the 2014 World Cup. The second big news is the round in Uruguay. With a stage scheduled to be held in Argentina – Buenos Aires has already hosted the Stock Car five times – including this year. However, Vicar, who organizes Stock Car, didn’t release details about the Uruguayan round. The 2024 Stock Car Pro Series season will start on March 3rd, in Goiânia. The last race of 2024 will be in Interlagos, on December 15th of next year. 2024 Stock Car Pro Series Calendar: 1st round: March 3rd – Goiânia (Goiás) 2nd round: March 24th – Velocitta (São Paulo) 3rd round: April 21st – Interlagos (São Paulo) 4th round: May 19th – Cascavel (Paraná) 5th round: June 30th – Velocitta (São Paulo) 6th round: July 28th – Goiânia (Goiás) 7th round: August 18th – Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) 8th round: September 8th – Santa Cruz do Sul (Rio Grande do Sul) 9th round: October 6th: Buenos Aires (Argentina) 10th round: October 27th: Uruguay 11th round: November 24th – Brasília (Distrito Federal) 12th round: December 15th: Interlagos (São Paulo)

  • Léo Torres is 2023 Sprint Race Nascar Brasil Champion

    The 2023 Nascar Brasil Sprint Race season ended this Sunday with the final races at the Autódromo Internacional José Carlos Pace, in Interlagos, São Paulo. In this first year racing in partnership with the international motor racing brand, the category defined the first champions. Pic: Luciano Santos / Sig Com In Pro, Leo Torres (#1) won the titles of the Brazilian Championship alongside his temamate Julio Campos and Overall – which adds up all the races on the calendar.In the ProAm class, Léo and Rafa Reis (#32) took the Brazilian title and Gui Backes (#28) got the Overall 2023 title. In the Am class, Henry Couto (#00) and Brendon Zonta (#7) won the trophies on the 2023 calendar. In the last race on Sunday, Julio Campos won followed by Witold Ramasauskas (#13, ProAm) and Arthur Gama (#09, Pro). According to Am, Henry Couto was the winner. Results of race 1 (Top10): 1) #1 Léo Torres/Julio Campos, PRO, 28min12s282 2) #13 Witold Ramasauskas, PROAM, a 1s023 3) #9 Arthur Gama, PRO, a 1s062 4) #54 Diogo Moscato, PRO, a 2s679 5) #28 Gui Backes, PROAM, a 4s286 6) #20 Lourenço Beirão/ Jeff Giassi, PROAM, a 4s378 7) #88 Alex Seid/ Beto Monteiro, PRO, a 11s450 8) #00 Henry Couto, AM, a 18s975 9) #11 Rafa Dias/Leandro Martins, PROAM, a 19s014 10) #46 Edgar Bueno Neto/ Vitor Genz, PRO, a 19s920 Results of race 2 (Top10): 1) #1 Julio Campos/Léo Torres, PRO, 28min04s166 2) #13 Witold Ramasauskas, PROAM, a 1s846 3) #9 Arthur Gama, PRO, a 2s964 4) #54 Diogo Moscato, PRO, a 10s159 5) #20 Jeff Giassi/ Lourenço Beirão, PROAM, a 18s225 6) #28 Gui Backes, PROAM, a 20s789 7) #87 Jorge Martelli, PROAM, a 21s214 8) #46 Vitor Genz/ Edgar Bueno Neto, PRO, a 27s054 9) #4 Cayan Chianca, PROAM, a 27s113 10) #00 Henry Couto, AM, a 27s532 Pic: Luciano Santos / Sig Com Pro championship: 1) #1 Julio Campos / Léo Torres, 280 points 2) #88 Beto Monteiro/Alex Seid, 200 3) #9 Arthur Gama, 192 4) #46 Vitor Genz, 192 5) #54 Diogo Moscato, 170

  • Behind only Hamilton and Schumacher

    Pics: Formula 1 Max Verstappen continues to make history in 2023. At the Las Vegas GP, the Dutchman reached 53 career victories and equaled Sebastian Vettel's mark. The three-time champion now has 18 wins in 21 races so far in 2023 (Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz got the others). The leader of the ranking of victories in Formula 1 is Lewis Hamilton, who has 103. The Englishman is followed by Michael Schumacher, with 91. Behind them are Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen. The Dutchman still has a chance to reach 54 this year. The last race of this season will be in Abu Dhabi, this month.

  • Leclerc and Ferrari together up to 2029

    Formula 1 is on winter break. Does this mean there is no news about Formula 1? Wrong! The last race of the 2023 season had just ended, and a completely unseasonal silly season emerged. Charles Leclerc signed a contract renewal with Ferrari with millionaire numbers. Pic: Scuderia Ferrari According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian team has renewed the 26-year-old driver born in Monaco. The current contract expires at the end of next year. Therefore, Ferrari drew up a new contract that is valid until the end of 2029 with a 100% salary increase. According to the Italian publication, Leclerc will start receiving US$ 50 million per year in this new five-season contract. Three-time world champion Max Verstappen receives almost the same amount at Red Bull. The curiosity is that another 13 drivers have their contracts scheduled to end at the end of 2024: - Leclerc's Ferrari teammate, Carlos Sainz; - The Aston Martin drivers: Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll; - The Alpine drivers: Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly; - The Williams drivers: Alexander Albon and Logan Sargent (who just renewed for a year); - The Alpha Tauri drivers: Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo; - The Haas drivers: Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen; - Chinese Alfa Romeo driver, Zhou Guanyu; - Mexican Red Bull driver, Sergio Pérez. Only Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, Lando Norris, Oscar Piastri and Valtteri Bottas will not have theirs names in 2024’s silly season. There will be no shortage of emotions for the next season!

  • Seven men and one dream

    Pic: Duda Bairros iStock Car Pro Series defined after two races in Cascavel the drivers who still have a chance of winning the 2023 title. Among thirty drivers on the grid, only seven will go to the last stage, in Interlagos, São Paulo, with a chance of winning the most important trophy of the year. This will be the 45th decision in the history of Stock Car. Gabriel Casagrande, 2021 champion, goes into the last race as championship leader with 286 points, 15 ahead of three-time champion Daniel Serra, who is going to his seventh consecutive title decision. The youngest champion in Stock Car’s history, Felipe Fraga, 2016 champion, is competing for his second title. He is 33 points behind the championship leader. Three points behind Fraga is the runner-up in 2009/13/17/19. Thiago Camilo is looking for his unprecedented title. Camilo is fourth in the championship, 36 points behind Casagrande. This is the first time that Rafael Suzuki has reached the final round of Stock Car with a chance to compete for the title. After almost ten years on the Stock grid, the Pole Motorsport’s driver is fifth in the championship, 43 behind Gabriel Casagrande. Two former Formula 1 drivers complete the group of drivers who have a chance of becoming Stock Car Pro Series champion in 2023. Rubens Barrichello – champion in 2014 and 2022 – is 47 points behind the leader. Ricardo Zonta, who was runner-up in 2020, is 49 behind Casagrande. The race that will define the season champion will be held on December 17th, in Interlagos, São Paulo. Championship: 1. Gabriel Casagrande (#83): 286 points 2. Daniel Serra (#29): 271 3. Felipe Fraga (#88): 253 4. Thiago Camilo (#16): 250 5. Rafael Suzuki (#8): 243 6. Rubens Barrichello (#111): 239 7. Ricardo Zonta (#10): 237

  • Felipe Massa wins in Stock Car

    Former F1 driver gets his first victory since 2008 Pics: Duda Bairros Two races took place in 11th round of the 2023 Stock Car Pro Series season. One round before the end, in Cascavel, Paraná, Felipe Massa (#19) won a race again since November 2008, when he won the Formula 1 Brazilian GP with a Ferrari. In the first race on Sunday, Bruno Baptista (#44) started on pole and held off pressure from Daniel Serra (#29), who tried to overtake on the outside at the Bacião corner. In the back of the grid, candidates for a place in the Stock Car final: Rubens Barrichello (#111, former F1 driver started in P19), Felipe Fraga (#88 started in P22), Thiago Camilo (#21 started in P24) and Gabriel Casagrande (#83, leader of the championship started in P26) tried to overtake others drivers. During the pit stop window, Bruno Baptista returned to the track side by side with Daniel Serra, who had made his pit stop few laps earlier. Best for three-time champion, Daniel Serra. But, on the next lap, Baptista used his push to pass botton and left Serra behind. It was Bruno Baptista's first victory in 2023, his fourth in the Stock Car Pro Series. “Yesterday’s pole position helped us achieve victory today. It was very tough because we started with the track still wet and running on slick tires. I know it was the same for everyone, but very difficult for all of us”, said Bruno. For Daniel, was a good result because his fight for the 2023 championship. Guilherme Salas was just behind Serra. Lucas Foresti (#12) started at the front in race 2. Felipe Massa, who started on the front row, put a lot of pressure on Foresti from the start. It didn't take long for the former Ferrari F1 driver to overtake Lucas and got the lead. In the pit stop window, Massa maintained the lead to the checkered flag. “The first victory is always special in any category. I remember in Formula 1 when I won in 2006 in Türkiye. And now we win here at Stock Car. The work was perfect, both mine and the team's in terms of strategy and tires. I’m reaaly happy! The race pace was very good here, especially in the second race, with the tires already old, and we achieved a wonderful result”, said Massa. Pic: Luís França / P1 Media Relations Race 2 was not good for former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello and Thiago Camilo, who are fighting for this year's title. Both drivers abandoned this race. Another former F1 driver who competes in Stock Car, Ricardo Zonta put pressure on Ricardo Maurício for a place on the podium. The final laps were crazy. But the three-time Stock Car champion – that started this race from the back of the grid – held off Zonta and took a place on the podium, just behind Atila Abreu. Was na amazing result for Ricardo Maurício. Stock Car returns in December. The last stage will be on december 17th, in Interlagos, São Paulo. Results of race 1 (Top10): 1. Bruno Baptista (RCM Motorsport/Toyota Corolla #44), 27 laps on 31min27s367 2. Daniel Serra (Eurofarma RC/Chevrolet Cruze #29) a 0s370 3. Guilherme Salas (KTF Racing/Chevrolet Cruze #85) a 6s726 4. Julio Campos (TMG Lubrax/Chevrolet Cruze #4) a 9s326 5. Felipe Baptista (KTF Racing/Chevrolet Cruze #121) a 11s341 6. Ricardo Zonta (RCM Motorsport/Toyota Corolla #10) a 11s582 7. Rafael Suzuki (Pole Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze #8) a 11s977 8. Gaetano Di Mauro (Hot Car Competições/Chevrolet Cruze #11) a 12s795 9. Felipe Massa (TMG Lubrax/Chevrolet Cruze #19) a 13s422 10. Lucas Foresti (A.Mattheis-Vogel Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze #12) a 13s793 Results of race 2 (Top10): 1. Felipe Massa (TMG Lubrax/Chevrolet Cruze #19), 28 laps on 31min15s173 2. Átila Abreu (Pole Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze #51) a 5s663 3. Ricardo Maurício (Eurofarma RC/Chevrolet Cruze #90) a 6s717 4. Ricardo Zonta (RCM Motorsport/Toyota Corolla #10) a 7s332 5. Gaetano Di Mauro (Hot Car Competições/Chevrolet Cruze #11) a 8s208 6. Lucas Foresti (A.Mattheis-Vogel Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze #12) a 10s213 7. Daniel Serra (Eurofarma RC/Chevrolet Cruze #29) a 11s458 8. Enzo Elias (Crown Racing/Toyota Corolla #28) a 13s058 9. Julio Campos (TMG Lubrax/Chevrolet Cruze #4) a 13s177 10. Felipe Baptista (KTF Racing/Chevrolet Cruze #121) a 13s426 Pic: Rodrigo Guimarães / RF1 Championship (still on the fight for the title): 1. Gabriel Casagrande (#83): 286 points 2. Daniel Serra (#29): 271 3. Felipe Fraga (#88): 253 4. Thiago Camilo (#16): 250 5. Rafael Suzuki (#8): 243 6. Rubens Barrichello (#111): 239 7. Ricardo Zonta (#10): 237

  • Cascavel track will define who can be champion in 2023

    Pic: Duda Bairros This weekend, the Cascavel track hosts the 11th round of the Stock Car Pro Series. After these races, the candidates for the 2023 title will be defined. But, this season's champion will be known only on December 17th, in Interlagos, São Paulo. Some drivers are competing for their first title, as Thiago Camilo, runner-up in 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2019, Ricardo Zonta (former F1 driver), Rafael Suzuki and Gianluca Petecof. Others are dreaming to repete theis titles, as Daniel Serra (2017, 2018 and 2019), Rubens Barrichello (2014 and 2022), Gabriel Casagrande (2021) and Felipe Fraga (2016). Mathematically, Gabriel Casagrande is the only one with the possibility of guaranteeing the title in Cascavel. However, the driver would have to rely on an unlikely combination of results from several rivals and open a 57-point lead over second place at the end of this round – each weekend gives a maximum of 56 points. Casagrande is the leader with 279 points, 31 more than Felipe Fraga. The candidates for the title will be known after the end of this 11th round, when the four worst results of each driver will be discarded. So, the definitive score of the candidates for the 2023 title will be known. Championship: 1. Gabriel Casagrande (#83): 279 points 2. Felipe Fraga (#88): 248 3. Thiago Camilo (#16): 244 4. Rubens Barrichello (#111): 237 5. Daniel Serra (#29): 231 6. Rafael Suzuki (#8): 221 7. Ricardo Zonta (#10): 205 8. Gianluca Petecof (#101): 204 9. Ricardo Maurício (#90): 190 10. Guilherme Salas (#85): 184

  • Eurofarma RC Team wins races on Velocitta in Stock Car

    Eurofarma RC Team won both races at Velocitta Speedway, in Mogi Guaçu (São Paulo). In the first race, Daniel Serra (#29) beat Felipe Fraga (#88) in the pit-stop strategy. Serra, who was in the lead after Fraga's pit stop, returned to the front on lap 11. In the final laps, Fraga put a lot of pressure, but didn’t avoid another Serra’s victory. It was his third in 2023, the 24th in his career in the Stock Car Pro Series. Pics: Marcelo Machado de Melo “It was a mix of performance and strategy. We stopped at the right time and, as we continued on the track [before the mandatory stop], we achieved very fast times. The team made a perfect pit-stop, once again, and we came back first”, celebrated Daniel. Felipe Baptista (#121) overtook Gabriel Casagrande (#83) on the last lap and came third. In second race, Cacá Bueno (#0) started first and maintained the lead in the first half of the race, followed closely by Ricardo Maurício (#90), Thiago Camilo (#16) and Felipe Massa (#19). Pic: Rodrigo Guimarães/RF1 Cacá made his pit-stop on lap 9. Ricardo Maurício continued on the track and repeated the successful strategy of his teammate, Daniel Serra, in Race 1. Ricardo went to the pits two laps after Cacá and returned ahead of the five-time champion driver. On lap 12, Felipe Massa was second. The pressure from the former Formula 1 driver wasn’t enought. Ricardo Mauricio won for the second time in this season. It was his 37th victory in the Stock Car Pro Series, overtaking Cacá Bueno (36 victories) and becoming the fourth driver in ranking of most victories in Stock’s history. He is behind only Ingo Hoffmann (77), Paulo Gomes (40) and Thiago Camilo (39). “After few weekends, it's good to win again”, said Ricardo Mauricio. With a fourth and tenth place this Sunday, Gabriel Casagrande (#83) managed to open up advantage over his rivals. The 2021 champion now has 279 points, 31 more than the new runner-up of the season, Felipe Fraga, who was the highest scorer of the weekend in Velocitta, Mogi Guaçu, São Paulo. Results of race 1 (Top10): 1. Daniel Serra (Eurofarma RC/Chevrolet Cruze #29), 18 laps in 31min42s840 2. Felipe Fraga (Blau Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze #88), 1s312 3. Felipe Baptista (KTF Racing/Chevrolet Cruze #121), 2s048 4.Gabriel Casagrande (A.Mattheis-Vogel Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze #83), 3s104 5. Felipe Massa (TMG Lubrax/Chevrolet Cruze #19), 3s643 6. Julio Campos (TMG Lubrax/Chevrolet Cruze #4), 4s424 7. Rafael Suzuki (Pole Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze #8), 5s204 8. Thiago Camilo (Ipiranga Racing/Toyota Corolla #16), 7s224 9. Ricardo Maurício (Eurofarma RC/Chevrolet Cruze #90), 8s350 10. Cacá Bueno (KTF Sports/Chevrolet Cruze #0), 8s498 Pic: Marcelo Machado de Melo Results of race 2 (Top10): 1. Ricardo Maurício (Eurofarma RC/Chevrolet Cruze #90), 20 laps a 32min52s660 2. Felipe Massa (TMG Lubrax/Chevrolet Cruze #19), 0s531 3. Felipe Fraga (Blau Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze #88), 3s397 4. Nelson Piquet Jr. (Crown Racing/Toyota Corolla #33), 3s894 5. Átila Abreu (Pole Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze #51), 4s771 6. Thiago Camilo (Ipiranga Racing/Toyota Corolla #16), 8s086 7. Julio Campos (TMG Lubrax/Chevrolet Cruze #4), 8s432 8. Eduardo Barrichello (Mobil Ale/Toyota Corolla #91), 9s011 9. Felipe Baptista (KTF Racing/Chevrolet Cruze #121), 11s133 10. Gabriel Casagrande (A.Mattheis-Vogel Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze #83), 11s160 Pic: Rodrigo Guimarães/RF1 Championship: 1. Gabriel Casagrande (#83): 279 points 2. Felipe Fraga (#88): 248 3. Thiago Camilo (#16): 244 4. Rubens Barrichello (#111): 237 5. Daniel Serra (#29): 231

  • Campo Grande opens Copa Truck’s 2024 calendar

    Unlike what happened in last years, which had nine rounds on seven dates, two of which were double rounds, from next year, the Copa Truck will have eight rounds, one a month between March and November. Pic: Beto Correa Campo Grande returns after five years. The track in Mato Grosso do Sul opens the 2024 calendar, with two dates in Rio Grande do Sul with their rounds still to be confirmed due to works that need to be carried out. The Interlagos round is scheduled for August 4th, with Goiânia being the only city to host two rounds, ending the 2024 season, on November 17th. 2024 Calendar: Round 1 - March 17th - Campo Grande Round 2 - April 14th – Goiânia Round 3 - May 12th – Londrina Round 4 - June 16th - Santa Cruz do Sul Round 5 - August 4th – Interlagos Round 6 - September 1st – Cascavel Round 7 - October 13th - Rio Grande do Sul Round 8 - November 17th – Goiânia

  • Verstappen breaks 71-year-old record

    After winning the Brazilian GP, the twentieth round of the season, Max Verstappen reached 17 victories in 2023 (Perez has two and Sainz, one). But it wasn't just another victory. Even if he doesn't win the last two races of the year (Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi), the three-time champion will finish this season with 17 victories in 22 races. This means that the Dutchman will have a success rate of 77.27%. Pics: Formula 1 This mark is better than the 75% that Alberto Ascari achieved in 1952. The Italian two-time world champion won six of the eight races in the year of his first Formula 1 title. The victory at Interlagos isolated Max Verstappen as the fourth biggest winner in F1 history. The three-time world champion left the French four-time world champion Alain Prost behind and reached 52 victories in Formula 1. Max is just one behind Sebastian Vettel, the third biggest winner. Lewis Hamilton continues leading this ranking with 103 victories. Michael Schumacher follows with 91. This is Max Verstappen, 26 years old, three-time world champion and records breaker.

  • Sprint Race: Julio Campos wins Race 2 in Tarumã

    Julio Campos was the winner of Race 2, which ended the seventh round of Nascar Brasil Sprint Race, in Tarumã, Rio Grande do Sul. The PRO class driver secured the victory after the penalty imposed on Vitor Genz, who received five seconds due to having touched Julio in the fight for victory on the final lap. The winner completed the 16 laps in 27min22sec978, with Arthur Gama (PRO) in second and Cayan Chianca (PROAM) in third. Pic: Luciano Santos (SigCom) Julio started on pole and continued in first. Right behind, Arthur Gama and Vitor Genz. On lap 6, Genz took the lead of the race and was chased by Julio. On the last lap, Campos regained first place. In the fight for recovery, Genz threw Campos off the track and crossed first. However, he was punished by the race direction with a five-second penalty. The victory went to Julio Campos. In the PROAM class, Cayan won again, following the same pace as the PRO drivers. In AM, the best was Mc Gui. In the last stage, on December 10th, at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, in Interlagos, São Paulo, the champions (PRO, PROAM and AM) of the 2023 season will be announced. Results of Race 2 at Tarumã (Top10): 1) #1 Julio Campos / Léo Torres, PRO, 16 laps 2) #9 Arthur Gama, PRO, a 0s564 3) #4 Cayan Chianca, PROAM, a 1s276 4) #32 Léo Reis / Rafa Reis, PROAM, a 1s340 5) #20 Jeff Giassi / Lourenço Beirão, PROAM, a 3s692 6) #46 Vitor Genz / Edgar Neto, PRO, a 4s337 7) #88 Beto Monteiro / Alex Seid, PRO, a 5s619 8) #13 Witold Ramasauskas, PROAM, a 5s868 9) #98 Mc Gui, AM, a 6s418 10) #54 Diogo Moscato, PRO, a 6s802 Pic: Rodrigo Guimarães PRO Championship (Top 5): 1) #1 Julio Campos /Léo Torres, 205 points 2) #46 Vitor Genz, 166 3) #88 Beto Monteiro/Alex Seid, 164 4) #11 Rafa Dias, 140 5) #9 Arthur Gama, 136

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