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Brazilian Racing News: Brazilian Stock Car

11 March 1998

Report from Curitiba - First Race of the Season

Ingo Hoffman (former F-1 driver) made his pole in the last 3 minutes of
Saturday's qualifying with an astonishing time, 2 tenths faster than all
the other drivers.  Xandi Negrão, Hoffman's teammate, started second,
while Alessandro Weiss started third.

At the start we had an accident with four cars just behind Ingo
Hoffman, who got away, winning with a difference of 0.4 second over his
teammate, and more than 10 seconds ahead of the third place finisher.

Carlso Etchenique finished first in Class B, followed by Carlos Cunha.

So, the season started like the last one ended, with Hoffman dominating
and Xandi second. Will this be the 11th title for Hoffman in Brazilian
Stock Car??  Only one man can stop him-s teammate Xandi Negrão.

Marc Zimmermann -- The Auto Channel