Matías Rossi and Felipe Fraga win in Stock at Interlagos

Matías Rossi and Felipe Fraga win in Stock at Interlagos


Rossi and Fraga – two winners of Interlagos, together on the track

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Maintaining the tradition of the category, Stock Car provided plenty of action at Interlagos. Matías Rossi, Argentine, took his Toyota Corolla from A. Mattheis Vogel Motorsport to victory in race 1 after a contact between Cesar Ramos and Felipe Fraga, who were battling at the front.

Despite problems in the first race, Fraga was the main character of the day. He, who was just competing this season, replacing championship leader Daniel Serra, started from 21st place in race 2 and won. Kudos also to the Eurofarma RC team which, in addition to sending a competitive car to Fraga, knew how to anticipate the situation and adjust its strategy so that the pilot got to the second race alive.

Matias Rossi, winner of race 1 at Interlagos.  Back, Felipe Lapenna, 2nd.

Matias Rossi, winner of race 1 at Interlagos. Back, Felipe Lapenna, 2nd.

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race 1
The first heat was delayed for a few minutes to clear the track after Sergio Jimenez’s car took a leak on the way to the Cafe. Ricardo Maurício also had problems and did not stop. With lime and clay to cover the water, the race was allowed to begin. Cesar Ramos stayed ahead of Matías Rossi and Felipe Fraga.

Still at the start, a contact between Gaetano di Mauro and Cacá Bueno at the Curva do Sol ended the first race and harmed the second, who ended up escaping shortly after, still as a result of the accident. Despite the damage, both were able to line up on the grid in the second heat.

In the opening laps of the first race, Fraga overtook Rossi and began to set a strong pace for Cesar. The two fought hard for the lead from the inside of the pit lane, when they stopped, and collided at Laranjinha. Fraga attempted an X at Cesar, who squeezed and threw the Eurofarma driver onto the grass. Fraga, out of position, touched Cesar, who spun and lost the position.

Controversial touch between Felipe Fraga and Cesar Ramos

Controversial touch between Felipe Fraga and Cesar Ramos

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The direction of the race understood that Fraga was responsible for the incident and punished him with a passing car. When he did, members of Ipiranga Racing, Cesar Ramos’ team, gave him a mocking applause. Fraga fell behind the pack. The dispute between the two still had consequences: Cesar ended up with a 20-second penalty for the way he competed with Fraga in the pits.

Matías Rossi, who had nothing to do with it, had a clear path to claim his second win of the season. He, who was 5th in the championship when he arrived at Interlagos, is still alive in the pursuit of the title. Leader Daniel Serra did not score, as he was not at the Interlagos stage to take part in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, for Ferrari.

Felipe Lapenna completed the podium, pole without pole on Saturday, driving a Chevrolet Cruze from the Moto Car Championship, and Guilherme Salas, with another Cruze, but from the KTF Race. Barrichello was one of the highlights, having started in 28th place and finished 14th.

Even before the end of the race, a detail that would make a big difference in race 2: With Felipe Fraga out of contention, Eurofarma RC called him to the pit for another stop. He returned to the track in 21st, a position he would start in the second heat. Car full of fuel, tires changed and all in a plan to stop power in race 2. The idea was simple: the sacrifice of race 1 could give the advantage of a few places in the next race.

Felipe Fraga, runner-up in the Stock race

Felipe Fraga, runner-up in the Stock race

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race 2
Cesar Ramos’ time penalty dropped him from 5th on the grid to 13th in the official race 1 results. In addition, Rodrigo Baptista, who had finished the race in 11th, was promoted to 10th. of the variable grid determines that the 10th in the 1st race starts in the 1st in the race, the 2nd in the 9th, and so on. It means that Crown “Digo” Baptista was crowned pole in the second race.

In the first lap, a contact involving several cars led to a safety car. In that trap, Rubinho touched Guilherme Salas and ended up with a drive-through penalty, which canceled out his chance to get a good and possible result in race 2. On the other hand, it makes him set a bad mark of not winning Interlagos. , his second home..

After the restart, “Digo” remained in the race lead until the opening of the pit window, when he was one of the first to enter. His stop was well executed, but lost time and refueling cost him two places.

After a whole sequence of stops, who came in 1 was … Felipe Fraga. Yes, after a touch, a car pass and an extra stop in race 1, the newcomer of the day led race 2. Behind him was Thiago Camilo, Cesar Ramos’ teammate at Ipiranga Racing.

Fraga faced no major threats and took the lead, followed by Thiago Camilo and Rodrigo Baptista. By winning, he followed what can be called the tradition of Eurofarma RC. Like him, Lucas di Grassi and António Felix da Costa have also shone in occasional appearances for the team (di Grassi ended up disqualifying when he managed to win the 2019 Corrida do Milhão).

Check out the results of the two Interlagos races, which qualified the seventh season of the Stock Car stage:

Rossi celebrates on the Race 1 podium

Rossi celebrates on the Race 1 podium

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race 1
1 Matías Rossi (A.Mattheis-Vogel/Toyota Corolla) 19 laps
2 Felipe Lapenna (Motorcycle Racing/Chevrolet Cruze) in 2s877
3 Guilherme Salas (KTF Racing/Chevrolet Cruze) at 5s014
4 Gabriel Casagrande (A.Mattheis-Vogel/Chevrolet Cruze) at 7s427
5 Thiago Camilo (Ipiranga Racing/Toyota Corolla) at 11s232
6 Diego Nunes (Blau Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze) at 14.478
7 Bruno Baptista (RCM Motorsport/Toyota Corolla) in 14s584
8 Felipe Massa (Lubrax Podium/Chevrolet Cruze) at 15s180
9 Allam Khodair (Blau Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze) at 16.837
10 Rodrigo Baptista (Crown Racing/Chevrolet Cruze) at 17.823
11 Átila Abreu (Shell V-Power/Chevrolet Cruze) at 18s003
12 Lucas Foresti (KTF Sports/Chevrolet Cruze) at 26.641
13 César Ramos (Ipiranga Racing/Toyota Corolla) at 28s482
14 Rubens Barrichello (Full Time Sports/Toyota Corolla) at 33.849
15 Andi Jakos (Full Time Sports/Toyota) in 34s446
16 Ricardo Zonta (RCM Motorsport/Toyota Corolla) at 44.485
17 Marcos Gomes (Cavaleiro Sports/Chevrolet Cruze) at 46.902
18 Tony Kanaan (Full Time Bassani/Toyota Corolla) at 47.092
19 Felipe Baptista (KTF Racing/Chevrolet Cruze) at 47.427
20 Thiago Vivacqua (RKL Competition) at 1min01s908
21 Felipe Fraga (Eurofarma RC/Chevrolet) in 1min23s706
22 Denis Navarro (Cavaleiro Sports/Chevrolet Cruze) at 1min31s181
23 Tuca Antoniazi (Motorcycle Racing/Chevrolet Cruze) at 1min32s439
24 Rafael Suzuki (Full Time Bassani/Toyota Corolla) in 1min32s700
25 Nelson Piquet Jr. (Motul TMG Racing/Toyota Corolla) in 1min39s994
26 Galid Osman (Shell V-Power/Chevrolet Cruze) 1 lap
27 Julio Campos (Lubrax Podium/Chevrolet Cruze) 1 lap
28 Cacá Bueno (Crown Racing/Chevrolet Cruze) Retired
29 Pedro Cardoso (Crown Racing II/Chevrolet Cruze) Retired
30 Gaetano Di Mauro (KTF Sports/Chevrolet Cruze) Retired
31 Sergio Jimenez (Scuderia Chiarelli/Toyota Corolla) Retired
Ricardo Mauricio (Eurofarma RC/Chevrolet Cruze) Did not start

Felipe Fraga won race 2 and was the main character of the day

Felipe Fraga won race 2 and was the main character of the day

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race 2
1 Felipe Fraga (Eurofarma RC/Chevrolet) 17 laps
2 Thiago Camilo (Ipiranga Racing/Toyota Corolla) at 2s927
3 Rodrigo Baptista (Crown Racing/Chevrolet Cruze) in 7s841
4 Ricardo Zonta (RCM Motorsport/Toyota Corolla) in 8s141
5 Nelson Piquet Jr. (Motul TMG Racing/Toyota Corolla) for 9s379
6 Julio Campos (Lubrax Podium/Chevrolet Cruze) with 11.814
7 Felipe Baptista (KTF Racing/Chevrolet Cruze) at 12s038
8 Gabriel Casagrande (A.Mattheis-Vogel/Chevrolet Cruze) at 12.910
9 Felipe Massa (Lubrax Podium/Chevrolet Cruze) at 13s727
10 Allam Khodair (Blau Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze) at 16.865
11 Tony Kanaan (Full Time Bassani/Toyota Corolla) at 17.619
12 Galid Osman (Shell V-Power/Chevrolet Cruze) in 18s334
13 Cacá Bueno (Crown Racing/Chevrolet Cruze) at 21s286
14 Denis Navarro (Cavaleiro Sports/Chevrolet Cruze) at 23.060
15 Felipe Lapenna (Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze) at 23.686
16 Lucas Foresti (KTF Sports/Chevrolet Cruze) at 24s388
17 Átila Abreu (Shell V-Power/Chevrolet Cruze) in 27s183
18 Matías Rossi (A.Mattheis-Vogel/Toyota Corolla) at 27.684
19 Gaetano Di Mauro (KTF Sports/Chevrolet Cruze) at 28.383
20 Rafael Suzuki (Full Time Bassani/Toyota Corolla) at 28.725
21 Marcos Gomes (Cavaleiro Sports/Chevrolet Cruze) at 28s740
22 César Ramos (Ipiranga Racing/Toyota Corolla) at 29s146
23 Rubens Barrichello (Full Time Sports/Toyota Corolla) in 32s261
24 Thiago Vivacqua (RKL Competition) in 32s385
25 Andi Jakos (Full Time Sports/Toyota) at 36s014
26 Tuca Antoniazi (Motorcycle Racing/Chevrolet Cruze) Lap 1
27 Sergio Jimenez (Scuderia Chiarelli/Toyota Corolla) Retired
28 Guilherme Salas (KTF Racing/Chevrolet Cruze) Retired
29 Diego Nunes (Blau Motorsport/Chevrolet Cruze) Retired
30 Bruno Baptista (RCM Motorsport/Toyota Corolla) Retired
31 Pedro Cardoso (Crown Racing II/Chevrolet Cruze) Retired
Ricardo Mauricio (Eurofarma RC/Chevrolet Cruze) Did not start