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terça-feira, 25 de março de 2014

Farfus sets fastest lap and has fun racing with Rubens Barrichello

Augusto Farfus is a big fan of the Brazilian Stock Car Championship after a fun weekend racing in the first round of the 2014 series at the Autódromo Jose Carlos Pacé, in Sao Paulo, alongside fellow Brazilian Rubens Barrichello.
“It was great fun and a fantastic experience for me, as it was the first time driving in the
series and the first time racing on the Interlagos track,” said the BMW works DTM driver.
Explaining what happened over the weekend he added: “Qualifying on Saturday was a bit difficult, as we couldn’t find the right set-up for the dry, so only managed ninth on the grid. However, the race on Sunday was wet. Unfortunately Rubens had contact in the first few laps and dropped way down the field to 27th. This didn’t deter him and he had climbed back to 13th by the time I took over at the wheel. My pace was really good, so I was able to bring it over the line in ninth and also claim fastest lap.”
This form of racing is very popular in Brazil so it gave Augusto the chance to race in front of many home fans. “I really enjoyed racing in Interlagos for the first time ever. It is a great track and the fans were amazing. I would love to race there again in the future,” he said. His pairing with the former Formula 1 driver was also very successful: “Rubens was a perfect team-mate. There was a good chemistry between us, and this worked perfectly from the first time we discussed the set-up and the strategy. Obviously I also had a lot to learn about the car itself as it was very different to my BMW M4 DTM.”

Augusto is now heading back to Europe, as there will be a test for all the DTM manufacturers at the Hungaroring (HU) from 31st March to 3rd April. This will be followed two weeks later by a test at Hockenheim (DE) from 14th to 17th April. The first race of the series will be at the German track on 4th May.

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