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Brazilian Racing News: F-Chevrolet in Taruma

29 April 1999

Christian Rocha was the man to beat in the second round of the F-Chevrolet
Championship in Tarumã, south of Brazil.

Tarumã is known as the circuit that separates the kid from the men, as it
is a very, very fast circuit  with two very technical corners. The circuit
has some corners where you dont have any chance of making mistakes as there
is no place to go if you leave the track.

Karlos Cesar Fernandes arrived there hoping he could leave with the
Championship lead, but this wasnt the case, as his team, once again,
struggled all weekend to give him a good car.

Rocha, from Santa Catarina, with nearly no F-Chevrolet experience, was
fastest in all practices, qualifying, warm-up and in the race. 

Felipe Massa, winnner in the first round in Curitiba, finished second and
is now in a very good position in the Championship.

1) Christian Rocha, SC, 29 laps in 32min13s916; 
2) Felipe Massa, SP, eq. Mastercard, 32min19s545; 
3) Fábio Carbone, SP, eq. Full Time, 32min20s174; 
4) Ângelo Serafin, SP, eq. G5R, 32min20s327; 
5) Karlos Fernandes, MS, eq. Petrobras/RS, 32min20s995; 
6) Urubatan Helou Jr., SP, eq. Braspress, 32min21s068; 
7) Popó Bueno, RJ, eq. G5R, 32min31s676; 
8) Henrique Favoretto, PR, eq. Milênio, 33min01s643; 
9) Rodrigo Hanashiro, SP, eq. Gilbarco, 33min14s247; 
10) Juninho Fragnani, SP, 27 voltas.

Championship Standings after 2 rounds:
1) Massa, 35 pontos; 
2) Carbone, 27; 
3) Serafin, 22; 
4) Rocha, 20; 
5) Fernandes, 18; 
6) Helou, 14; 
7) Favoretto, 7; 
8) Mussi, 6; 
9) Bueno, 4; 
10) Aliperti, 3; 

Marc Zimmermann - The Auto Channel