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This weekend the traditional R/C event took place at CAAR track. Event that is adherent to the end of the year in southern Brazil. This year the race took the name of FESTIVAL BRASIL SUL and drivers from 3 southern states and even drivers from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (South East of Brazil) were in attendance.

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The race started on Saturday with good weather and continued on Sunday with a great sun, 33°C air and the track at 65°C. The problem were the tires on Saturday. It gave a lot of oversteer and on Sunday, the track was so hot that it gave a super grip causing breaks. But all problems were solved. We had a prize money and winners would take the amount of R0,00 (about US0.00).

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The racing was divided into 4 categories with 52 registered drivers. The categories were GT, Classics, 1/10 200mm and Super Stock EP (10.5 motors using turbo).

In 1/10 200mm class a great racing led to the final where the champion title had to be decided between Cesar Salvadori and William Capitelli, during the final both alternated in the lead but at the end it was Cesar Salvadori who took the top spot and overall win.

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1/10 200mm final results:
1. Cesar Salvadori
2. William Capitelli – XRAY NT1
3. Leandro Fares
4. Otavio Augusto
5. Lincoln Almeida
6. Andre Franchi
7. Marcio Cichella – XRAY NT1
8. Renato Amaral – XRAY NT1
9. Edson Lima – XRAY NT1

10. Everaldo Filho
11. Jean Leggerini
12. Luiz Carlos Lima

In Classics, we could only use bodies of national or international classic cars and the engine was 10.5T blink. Our friend Julio decided to run with his very beautiful Corvette Stingray body on XRAY T4 chassis.

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Classics final results:
1. Julio Bernadinetti – XRAY T4
2. Rafael Langner
3. Chico Lima
4. Joao Almeida – XRAY T4
5. Michel Franqui
6. Leonardo Assumption
7. Crys Borges
8. Otavio Langowski – XRAY T4
9. Eduardo Ring
10. Mark Mocelin
11. André Damasceno – XRAY T4

But, the race that caught the most attention was the EP Super Stock with 10.5 using the turbo. The dispute was well fierce.

In practice, Gabriel Brito showed strength but nothing definitive. The current Brazilian champion was there to challenge Gabriel and also other big names. But at the end, the only one who was able to challenge Gabriel Brito was Alexandre Hirata.

The format of the Super Stock race were 6 heats with a disposal and in the end, the driver who collect the most points won the title of champion. Gabriel made TQ (flying lap) but in southern Brazil at the end of each heat everything was redone.

With a motor burned in heat 1, Gabriel dropped into Group B in heat 2. But winning the heat 2B he returned to the group A and remained there. At the end of the day Gabriel Brito won with TQ, fastest lap and lap record.

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TOP 7 Super Stock
1. Gabriel Brito – XRAY T4
2. Alexandre Hirata
3. Dennis Picktall
4. Lincoln Almeida
5. Cesar Salvadori
6. Lucas Alexandre – XRAY T4
7. Willian Capitelli – XRAY T4
8. Edson Lima – XRAY T4

9. Leandro Rodriges
10. Vitor Ohta
11. Heron Franklin
12. Andre Franchi – XRAY T4

Everything was very beautiful and with the current economy situation of the country, to have a grid of 52 riders was wonderful.

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