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Beatriz Wins Brazilian All-Star Kart Race

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Brazil, Dec. 22, 2010: Ana Beatriz surprised herself by winning the second race of the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champions on Dec. 19 in Florianapolis, Brazil - a charity event promoted by Ferarri Formula One driver Felipe Massa.

Beatriz, who competed in four IZOD IndyCar Series races in 2010, overtook pole sitter Rubens Barrichello in the closing turns to win by 1.361 seconds over the Formula One driver. Felipe Giaffone finished third and Tony Kanaan was fourth. Also, Vitor Meira finished 12th and Helio Castroneves was 19th.

"I never dreamed about overtaking a driver like Barrichello in a race," said Beatriz, who started 11th on the grid.

Lucas di Grassi won the Dec. 18 race, with Beatriz finishing 11th. Kanaan was fourth and Meira seventh.