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Barrichello wins Brazilian karting contest 01 Dec 2008

Rubens Barrichello (BRA), Honda, won the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champions. International Challenge of Go-Kart Champions, Ingleses Kart Track, Florianapolis, Brazil, 30 November 2008. © Challenge of Go-Kart Champions Podium (l-r): Michael Schumacher (GER); Lucas di Grassi (BRA) Renault F1 test driver; Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Honda (winner); Thiago Camillo (BRA); Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari. International Challenge of Go-Kart Champions, Ingleses Kart Track, Florianapolis, Brazil, 30 November 2008. © Challenge of Go-Kart Champions

Honda’s 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 Ferrari’s Felipe Massa took victory in the second race. Barrichello’s aggregate total of 36 points, however, proved enough to take home the winner’s 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 India’s third driver Vitantonio Luizzi and former Jaguar and Prost driver Luciano Burti were also in action.