Barrichello wins Brazilian karting contest 01 Dec 2008
Hondas Rubens Barrichello proved he still has what it takes to win, after clinching victory at the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champions on Sunday. The annual contest, which sees top international drivers compete against each other, was held at the Ingeles kart track in Florianopolis, Brazil.
Barrichello, who is yet to secure a drive for the 2009 season, won the first race ahead of compatriot Lucas di Grassi, while Ferraris Felipe Massa took victory in the second race. Barrichellos aggregate total of 36 points, however, proved enough to take home the winners trophy.
Di Grassi finished second in the standings, ahead of Massa, whilst seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher, who won the event last year, finished in eighth. Ferrari test driver Luca Badoer, Force Indias third driver Vitantonio Luizzi and former Jaguar and Prost driver Luciano Burti were also in action.