Liuzzi wins Massa’s karting event in Brazil

Winner Vitantonio Liuzzi with Sebastien Buemi and  Felipe Massa on the podium

Winner Vitantonio Liuzzi with Sebastien Buemi and Felipe Massa on the podium

Former F1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi was the winner of Felipe Massa’s ‘Desafio das Estrelas‘ charity karting event in Brazil this past weekend

Desafio das Estrelas – translates to the Challenge of the Stars – took place at Beto Carrero World in Santa Catarina and included the likes of Rubens Barrichello, Nelson Piquet Jr and Sebastien Buemi and of course Massa himself.

It was Liuzzi who dominated from the first session, topping the timing sheets in all practice sessions and taking pole position in qualifying.

The Italian won the final race by six seconds, from Red Bull reserve Sebastien Buemi, with host Massa taking third.

Desafio das Estrelas Results:

1. Vitantonio Liuzzi, 29 laps
2. Sebastien Buemi, -6.021
3. Felipe Massa, -10.601
4. Julio Campos, -11.484
5. Antonio Pizonia, -11.584
6. Daniel Serra, -11.829
7. Nelsinho Piquet, -13.733
8. Felipe Nasr, -19.970
9. Valdeno Brito, -30.533
10. Pietro Fittipaldi, -31.465
11. Beto Monteiro, -31.548
12. Luciano Burti, -32.081
13. JP Oliveira, -32.237
14. Luiz Razia, -32.366
15. Bruno Senna, -32.541
16. Popó Bueno, -37.213
17. Ricardo Zonta, -38.601
18. Felipe Giaffone, -1 lap
19. Rubens Barrichello, -3 laps
20. Lucas di Grassi, -8 laps

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