A1 GP rookie Guimarăes wins Brazilian Karting Championship
Published by Bas Kaligis 6 augustus 2008 21:39 - Print
|A1 Team Brazil’s Felipe Guimarăes picked up the Brazilian National Karting title last weekend at the Velopark circuit in Brazil. The 17-year-old hotshot, who was Brazil’s rookie driver at last season’s A1GP events in Mexico City and Shanghai, took the crown in the top national series – the Campeonato Brasileiro de Kart, Graduados A.|
The title is the biggest of its kind in Brazil and is won by overall points from heats, qualifying and multiple races. It has previously been won a record six times by another A1 Team Brazil driver; Sergio Jimenez, who scored A1 Team Brazil’s only podium of the 2007/08 campaign at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia last November.
Last weekend’s battle was a highly fought contest with exciting wheel-to-wheel racing, and Felipe was right in the thick of the action, eventually taking the championship victory after a brilliant weekend’s work.
Felipe Guimarăes: “I am really happy to be champion as this is an important competition and it is a very good result in my career. It was a difficult weekend, which makes it even better to win. I had a really good fight with Sergio Jimenez, who is a very good driver and has won this championship many times, so I am very happy to take the title after a weekend of really good fun racing.”
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