Julio Campos starts among the five fastest drivers at Velo Città. Photo: Cleocinei Zonta
Julio Campos, the driver from Curitiba, found his way again on Saturday at Velo Città and starts in the top five on Sunday's first race, 10. Even in the midst of the changes of weather during qualifying that increased the challenge in the
“We returned to Q3 (group of the six fastest) after three weekends away due to technical problems. It has been a good year and this is our place among the leaders. The goal is to narrow the point gap and reach the final with title chance. During the qualifying, the weather was changing. We were sure it would be cloudy, but the sun was coming up. So we know we have a good car for both conditions”, says Julio.
Team leader, Rodolpho Mattheis, points out another surprise factor beyond time. “In addition to the time that was unstable throughout the training day, we also suffered from tire degradation, which also prevented us from making an even better qualifying with Julio. Regarding this we will have to deal with tomorrow's races, what we have to do is see how it affected the time from Q1 to Q3. So we have to try to get the tire strategy right, the moment of stopping. On the other hand, with Valdeno, we have not gotten it right as I would like. We will do a car overhaul to see what we can improve.
This step is significant in Julio's search for the title. “It is our chance to get good points, as Julio is starting in front of Rubinho and Ricardinho and close to Daniel, Fraga and Thiago Camilo. We have to get points from them to get a title chance at the end of the championship”, he explains.
The unstable weather affected Valdeno Brito most, the driver from Paraíba, who ended up catching very different conditions between training and qualifying. “I ended up not simulating the classification in a practice before, because during my group´s practice, it rained. Therefore, the conditions were different. It was in the dark, even though we were confident, because the two cars were very similar. We are trying to understand why the performance dropped so much at the time of qualifying. I know it warmed the track and there was the tire wear. Tomorrow, we will try the right strategy to make points”, he ends.
Both races this Sunday, 10, will be held at 10:30am and 12pm, at Velo Città Track in Mogi Guaçu, São Paulo.
Transplanted Cars is Silver and Bronze at El Ojo de Iberoamerica Festival. Photo: José Mario Dias
Transplanted Cars awarded at Latin America's largest advertising festival
A campaign that touched the heart of motoring lovers also touched the heart of the world's biggest advertisers. The “Transplanted Cars” campaign, which is an organ donation awareness campaign, created by the Capim Agency for Prati Donaduzzi in partnership with the Shell Motorsports team, was the finalist in four categories of the largest Latin advertising award, El Ojo de Iberoamerica. During the nights of November 6, 7 and 8, the results came out at the awards event in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Transplanted Cars, which consisted of changing hoods between Prati-Donaduzzi and Shell teams, won Silver in the “Sustainability - Health” category and Bronze in the “Sport - Sponsorship and Events” category.
Prati-Donaduzzi, the 100% capital Brazilian pharmaceutical industry, is specialized in the development and production of generic drugs. Based in Toledo, western Paraná, Prati-Donaduzzi produces about 11.5 billion therapeutic doses per year and has about 4,200 employees. The company has one of the largest portfolios of generic drugs in Brazil* and aims to grow its sales and production capacity by 15% in 2019.
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