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Huge presence of Formula 1 aces in Felipe Massa’s promoted race in Brazil
Felipe Massa’s end of the year promoted karting event in Brazil has attracted a higher than ever number of his fellow Formula 1 mates. According to the provisional entry list released early this week, Adrian Sutil, Pastor Maldonado, Rubens Barrichello, Bruno Senna, Jaime Alguersuari and Vitantonio Liuzzi will attend the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs on December 2-4 at Arena Sapiens in Florianópolis.
Maldonado, Perez, Sutil also quoted as strong possibilities in the famous go-kart race
Felipe Massa has announced on Monday during a press conference held at Costão do Santinho Resort in Florianopolis that Moto GP reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo is the first motor racing star guest already confirmed in the 2011 International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs field. “Yes, we have just received an OK from him”, said the Ferrari driver.
Alex Tagliani finishes 5th
Four drivers tie in the standings after an epical battle for the title
Lucas di Grassi won, but Indycar ace Bia Figueiredo stole the show by grabbing the second heat at the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champions at Arena Sapiens in Florianopolis, Brazil. Di Grassi failed to finish the Sunday race, but the 25 points he collected with his victory on Saturday were enough to give him the first spot on the aggregate results even tough Felipe Massa, Rubens Barrichello and Bia Figueiredo have scored the same amount. Final positions were defined according to the race 1 order at the checkered flag.
Barrichello on pole for race 2 this Sunday
Lucas di Grassi drove a superb race to grab the heat 1 of the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs on Saturday night at Arena Sapiens in Florianópolis, Brazil. Still searching a seat in Formula 1 after his début for Virgin Racing in 2010, Di Grassi started on second spot and won a fierce battle against Felipe Massa and the polesitter Antonio Pizzonia, respectively second e third at the checkered flag.
Twenty-four drivers within a full second in the first free practice in Florianópolis
Former Formula 1 “Jungle Boy” Antonio Pizzonia set the best lap in the first free practice for the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs, the race promoted by Felipe Massa that once again has attracted a huge number of top class drivers from various series in Florianópolis, Brazil.
Alguersuari, Senna, Castroneves to début at the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs
Felipe Massa’s end of the season go-kart race in Brazil will feature once again a strong field. Twenty-six top class drivers from international and local series plus a famous Brazilian actor specially invited to the fifth edition of the meeting will line up at the Arena Sapiens in Florianópolis on Saturday and Sunday for a double-header event. The reigning champion Michael Schumacher will not defend his crown due to personal commitments.
Tickets to the 2011 “World’s Fastest Spring Break Party” go on sale December 1
Reserved 3-day and General Admission Tickets for the 2011 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg go on sale December 1st, just in time for the holiday season. Now in its seventh year, the event returns to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg for another weekend of speed and excitement from March 25-27, 2011.
Twin Ring Motegi FAZZT Racing team race report
Starting in the back of grid in 23rd position, Canadian driver Alex Tagliani moved up the field in the penultimate race of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar schedule to finish 13th in the Indy Japan 300 held Sunday at the 2.414-km Twin Ring Motegi oval located 130 kilometers north of Tokyo in Japan.
Tagliani a distant 23rd place
Initially anyway, Dario Franchitti will be boxed in by three Team Penske cars and three Andretti Autosport cars in the Indy Japan 300. Extricating himself will require a give-and-take effort — give it his all over 200 laps and take whatever breaks fall in his lap to further fill the 17-point championship crevice heading into the season finale Oct. 2 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Helio Castroneves has been fined $60,000
Helio is also placed on probation for the rest of the IndyCar season, following his outburst at the end of the race at Edmonton a week ago. He was furious that he had been penalized for blocking Will Power and stripped of victory, and confronted several Indy Racing League officials immediately after the finish – including grabbing one by the collar.