2016 Stock Car Brasil Championship

2016 Stock Car Brasil Championship
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2016 Stock Car Brasil event:
2016 Brasileiro de Marcas
2016 Formula 3 Brasil
2016 Brasileiro de Turismo
2016 Mercedes-Benz Challenge

The 2016 Stock Car Brasil Championship is the thirty-eighth season of the Stock Car Brasil. The season began at Curitiba on March 6 and will end at Interlagos on December 11.

From this season, the league won the seal of Codasur (Automobile Confederation of South America) and will be called the Brazilian Championship and South American Stock Car.[1]

General Motors do Brasil announced the replacement of the Chevrolet Sonic for the New Chevrolet Cruze second generation as the official car of the category teams for the season of 2016 Brazilian and South American Stock Car. The car debut in second round at Velopark[2]

Teams and driversEdit

Season entries
Manufacturer Team No. Driver Rounds
Chevrolet Sonic
Chevrolet Cruze
Red Bull Racing 0   Cacá Bueno All
29   Daniel Serra All
RZ Motorsport 1   Thiago Marques 1
11   César Ramos 2, 6–7
25   Tuka Rocha 8–12
14   Luciano Burti 1–2
56   Danilo Dirani 6–9
117   Guilherme Salas 10–12
C2 Team 4   Júlio Campos All
83   Gabriel Casagrande All
Vogel Motorsport 5   Denis Navarro All
8   Rafael Suzuki All
TMG Racing 9   Gustavo Lima All
77   Valdeno Brito All
Shell Racing 10   Ricardo Zonta All
51   Átila Abreu All
Full Time-ProGP 12   Lucas Foresti All
66   Felipe Guimarães 1–7
Full Time Sports 18   Allam Khodair All
111   Rubens Barrichello All
Ipiranga-RCM 21   Thiago Camilo All
28   Galid Osman All
Bardahl Hot Car 26   Raphael Abbate All
110   Felipe Lapenna All
Eurofarma RC 65   Max Wilson All
90   Ricardo Maurício All
Peugeot 408 União Química Basssani 3   Bia Figueiredo All
70   Diego Nunes All
Mico's Racing 6   Alceu Feldmann 1
45   Fábio Carbone 1–2
Cavaleiro Racing 7   Beto Cavaleiro 1
73   Sérgio Jimenez 2–12
74   Popó Bueno 1–8
99   Xandinho Negrão 9–12
Eisenbahn Racing Team 46   Vitor Genz All
63   Néstor Girolami All
Cimed Racing 80   Marcos Gomes All
88   Felipe Fraga All

Team changesEdit

  • After a difficult year in 2015, ProGP entered in 2016 as customer team of Full Time Sports, was renamed to Full Time-ProGP and returned to operate two cars.
  • After four years of partnership, Mico's Racing lost the sponsorship of Prati-Donaduzzi and returned to his official name.
  • Since 2012 Mobil Super had sponsored AMG Motorsport; in 2016 it sponsors Full Time Sports. The team is now called TMG Motorsport with the acquisition of 100% of corporate shares by Thiago Meneghel.
  • Carlos Alves keeps up the sponsorship of Brazil Kirin; the car and team name changed from Schin to Eisenbahn.
  • Boettger Competições which in 2003 had a champion with David Muffato left the championship.
  • Reigning Champion Voxx Racing changes its name to Cimed Racing, the action is part of the celebrations of 40 years of Cimed Group, team owner and main sponsor since the creation of the team in 2013.

Driver changesEdit

Changed teamsEdit

  • In 2016 Néstor Girolami drives for the Eisenbahn Racing Team and is the first Argentine to compete in the Stock Car the full season and second foreigner to compete in container, the first was the Portuguese Pedro Queiroz Pereira in the seasons 1981 and 1982.[3]
  • After seven seasons Atila Abreu left AMG Motorsport and joined Shell Racing.[4]
  • Felipe Lapenna returned for Hot Car Competições after one year in Schin Racing Team.
  • With the withdrawal of sponsorship of Prati-Donaduzzi of Mico's Racing, Júlio Campos left the team and will compete for your own team C2.
  • Vítor Genz left the Boettger Competições and joined Eisenbahn Racing Team.
  • Diego Nunes left Vogel Motorsport and returns the União Química Bassani Racing in 2016 for which he raced in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
  • Sergio Jimenez left the C2 Team and joined Cavaleirop Racing.
  • Rafael Suzuki switched from RZ Motorsport to Vogel Motorsport.
  • Gustavo Lima who raced for ProGP part-time in 2015 switched to TMG Motorsport.
  • Lucas Foresti and Felipe Guimarães who raced for AMG Motorsport and Boettger Competições in 2015 are driving for Full Time-ProGP in 2016.

Entering/re-entering the seriesEdit

  • After five seasons, Thiago Marques returned for the series with RZ Motorsport.
  • Alceu Feldmann and Fábio Carbone competed only on first round in 2015, who raced for Mico's Racing in 2016.

Race calendar and resultsEdit

The 2016 schedule was announced on 3 December 2015.[5] The eighth edition of the Corrida do Milhão will be held on September 11 at Interlagos. Like last year, the season is contested over twenty-one races at twelve rounds, with the first round being contested by two-driver entries with wildcard drivers. The race with wildcard drivers – the so-called "All Star Race" – was held at Curitiba. The series will not return to the Ribeirão Preto Street Circuit and Campo Grande, but will return to Brasília and Londrina. Also the series will debut at a new track in Curvelo, called the Circuito dos Cristais. All races will be held in Brazil.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1   Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba March 6   Ricardo Maurício
  Guilherme Salas
  Thiago Camilo
  Lucas Di Grassi
  Marcos Gomes
  Antônio Pizzonia
Cimed Racing
2 R1   Velopark, Nova Santa Rita April 10   Cacá Bueno   Cacá Bueno   Cacá Bueno Red Bull Racing
R2   Diego Nunes   Thiago Camilo   Diego Nunes União Química Racing
3 R1   Autódromo Internacional Ayrton Senna (Goiânia) May 22   Cacá Bueno   Cacá Bueno   Marcos Gomes Cimed Racing
R2   Rafael Suzuki   Ricardo Maurício   Galid Osman Ipiranga-RCM
4 R1   Autódromo Internacional de Santa Cruz do Sul June 5   Felipe Fraga   Felipe Fraga   Felipe Fraga Voxx Racing
R2   Ricardo Zonta   Diego Nunes   Max Wilson Eurofarma RC
5 R1   Autódromo Internacional de Tarumã June 26   Rubens Barrichello   Felipe Fraga   Max Wilson Eurofarma-RC
R2   Sérgio Jimenez   Ricardo Mauricio   Júlio Campos C2 Team
6 R1   Autódromo Internacional de Cascavel July 17   Cacá Bueno   Marcos Gomes   Cacá Bueno Red Bull Racing
R2   Daniel Serra   Marcos Gomes   Rubens Barrichello Full Time Sports
7   Autódromo José Carlos Pace September 11   Rubens Barrichello   Júlio Campos   Felipe Fraga Cimed Racing
8 R1   Autódromo Internacional Ayrton Senna (Londrina) September 25   Max Wilson   Marcos Gomes   Felipe Fraga Cimed Racing
R2   Néstor Girolami   Rubens Barrichello   Rubens Barrichello Full Time Sports
9 R1   Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba October 16   Felipe Fraga   Ricardo Mauricio   Felipe Fraga Cimed Racing
R2   Raphael Abbate   Thiago Camilo   Thiago Camilo Ipiranga-RCM
10 R1   Autódromo Internacional Ayrton Senna (Goiânia) November 6   Rubens Barrichello   Felipe Fraga   Rubens Barrichello Medley Full Time Sports
R2   Lucas Foresti   Thiago Camilo   Atila Abreu Shell Racing
11 R1   Circuito dos Cristais November 20   Felipe Fraga   Marcos Gomes   Felipe Fraga Cimed Racing
R2   Diego Nunes   Marcos Gomes   Ricardo Maurício Eurofarma-RC
12   Autódromo José Carlos Pace December 11   Felipe Fraga   Allam Khodair   Daniel Serra Red Bull Racing

Championship standingsEdit

Points system

Points are awarded for each race at an event to the driver/s of a car that completed at least 75% of the race distance and was running at the completion of the race, up to a maximum of 60 points per event.

Points format Position
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
Dual race 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
Feature races 30 25 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 5 3 1
Sprint races 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
Final race 60 50 44 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 10 6 2
  • Dual Race: Used for the first round with Wildcard drivers.
  • Feature races: Used for the first race of each event and the Stock Car Million race.
  • Sprint races: Used for the second race of each event, with partially reversed (top ten) grid.
  • Final race: Used for the last round of the season with double points.

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver CUR VEL GOI SCZ TAR CAS INT LON CUR GOI CRI INT Pts
1   Felipe Fraga 16 4 4 12 2 1 15 2 Ret 8 9 1 1 12 1 14 2 18† 1 16 10 310
2   Rubens Barrichello 20† 6 5 11 3 21 2 17† 11 17 1 2 6 1 11 2 1 5 3 22† 2 295
3   Daniel Serra 4 2 6 19 Ret 3 12 4 13 10 21† 8 20 Ret 4 13 7 15 Ret 3 1 229
4   Valdeno Brito 22† 9 2 3 17 24† 13 5 12 6 7 3 2 14 5 20† 3 20† Ret 4 9 229
5   Marcos Gomes 1 3 14 1 16 4 DSQ 3 Ret 25† 4 Ret 4 10 21† Ret 4 7 2 10 15 213
6   Ricardo Maurício 3 22† DNS 2 15 5 6 6 21 19 11† DSQ 3 8 2 18 Ret DNS 12 1 3 207
7   Diego Nunes 9 10 1 17 7 13 DSQ 18† 7 3 Ret 6 8 11 24† Ret 5 3 10 14 16 190
8   Átila Abreu 6 8 3 6 18 6 10 14 10 24† DNS 20† 14 2 17 21† 9 1 5 13 14 187
9   Cacá Bueno Ret 1 11 20 6 18 7 20 5 1 12 18† 7 15 8 15 22† Ret 16 24† 4 186
10   Allam Khodair 2 Ret 9 Ret 8 2 Ret Ret 3 18 2 5 13 6 3 12 Ret DNS 4 23† 12 181
11   Júlio Campos Ret Ret 16 9 Ret 11 Ret Ret 1 Ret 3 7 Ret Ret 6 Ret 6 19† 7 8 5 170
12   Max Wilson 18 5 Ret 4 19 22 1 1 16 5 8 4 22† 9 Ret 3 21† 4 Ret 7 Ret 167
13   Vitor Genz 7 11 23 5 20 8 18† 8 18 4 18 10 Ret 3 15 4 12 8 Ret 6 22 158
14   Galid Osman 11 Ret DNS 14 1 17 5 19 9 21 6 14 11 Ret 19† 5 16 6 9 DNS 17 142
15   Thiago Camilo 14 Ret 8 13 5 19 Ret Ret 2 15 13† 17† 15 4 22† 1 13 2 6 15 Ret 141
16   Ricardo Zonta 5 14 DNS 16 4 10 9 Ret 8 2 10 22† Ret 5 14 Ret Ret DSQ DSQ DNS 13 130
17   Rafael Suzuki 10 15 10 10 21 16 8 DSQ EX 7 14 Ret Ret Ret 20 11 19 12 13 20 7 117
18   Denis Navarro 12 7 7 15 12 DSQ Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret 23† 7 18 6 Ret 14 17 5 11 114
19   Gustavo Lima Ret Ret 22 22† 9 14 16 11 14 12 16 Ret 17 Ret 13 17 18 9 14 18 8 113
20   Sérgio Jimenez Ret* 18 Ret 8 Ret 9 17† 10 Ret 9 19† 19† 5 13 Ret 7 Ret 11 15 21 23 110
21   Gabriel Casagrande Ret 16 18 Ret DNS 7 14 15 4 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 10 17 Ret 8 17 Ret 89
22   Néstor Girolami Ret 21 15 Ret 10 Ret DNS Ret Ret 11 Ret 16 10 Ret 16 8 8 23† Ret 9 Ret 77
23   Raphael Abbate 23† Ret 21 21† DNS 20 4 Ret 17 13 17 12 9 18† 10 Ret Ret DNS Ret 12 DSQ 67
24   Lucas Foresti 8 19 19 Ret Ret 12 11 9 20 Ret 20† Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 10 22 Ret Ret 20 67
25   Tuka Rocha Ret* 16 16 9 16 11 16 18 2 19 60
26   Bia Figueiredo Ret 17 24 18 14 23† DNS 16 6 23 Ret 13 21 17 Ret 19† 15 21† 19 11 Ret 57
27   Guilherme Salas 3* 20 10 11 19 6 55
28   Felipe Guimarães 21† 12 Ret 7 22† Ret 3 Ret 19 22 5 51
29   Felipe Lapenna 13 Ret 12 Ret 13 Ret Ret 7 15 20 Ret 11 19 Ret 23† Ret Ret 13 21† DNS 18 51
30   Popó Bueno 17 20 17 Ret 11 15 Ret 12 Ret 16 Ret 23† 12 Ret 46
31   Danilo Dirani 4* 14 15 15 18 Ret 25† 9 30
32   Xandinho Negrão 12 Ret 14 17 20 25† 21 23
33   Luciano Burti Ret 13 20 11
34   Fábio Carbone 15 23† 13 2
  Alceu Feldmann 19 0
  César Ramos Ret* Ret DNS Ret Ret 21† 0
  Beto Cavaleiro Ret 0
  Thiago Marques Ret 0
Guest drivers ineligible to score points
  Antônio Pizzonia 1
  António Félix da Costa 2
  Laurens Vanthoor 5
  Nelson Piquet, Jr. 6
  David Muffato 7
  Luiz Razia 8
  Dennis Dirani 9
  Franco Vivian 10
  Damián Fineschi 11
  Felipe Maluhy 12
  Marco Cozzi 13
  Lucas di Grassi 14
  Vicente Orige 15
  Rodrigo Sperafico 16
  Norberto Gresse 17
  Vítor Meira 18
  Tarso Marques 19
  Augusto Farfus 20†
  Duda Pamplona 21†
  Maxime Martin 22†
  Nicolas Costa 23†
  Allan Heillmeister Ret
  Ricardo Sperafico Ret
  Márcio Campos Ret
  Beto Monteiro Ret
  Felipe Giaffone Ret
  Franco Girolami Ret
Pos Driver CUR VEL GOI SCZ TAR CAS INT LON BRA GOI CRI INT Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap
† – Retired, but classified

  • * –Inegible to score points in first round.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "STOCK CAR PASSA A SER TAMBÉM SUL-AMERICANA" (in Portuguese). Grupo Globo. 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  2. ^ "O NOVO CHEVROLET DA STOCK CAR" (in Portuguese). Grupo Globo. 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  3. ^ "Schin Racing Team anuncia Genz e Girolami" (in Portuguese). Grupo Globo. 2015-12-10. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  4. ^ "Átila Abreu será piloto da equipe Shell Racing em 2016" (in Portuguese). Grupo Globo. 2015-12-02. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  5. ^ "Brazilian V8 Stock Cars: 2016 calendar announced". Motorsport.com. December 3, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015.

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