Julio Campos keeps fighting for Stock Car title. Photo: Cleocinei Zonta
Cascavel brought challenges for Prati-Donaduzzi team, but the weekend ended positively. Paraná´s driver, Julio Campos made an incredible first recovery race, advancing twelve positions. In the second race, he shone by finishing in the fourth position. Paraíba´s driver, Valdeno Brito, also did well in the first race and finished in the ninth position, but he ended up quitting in the second.
“At the start of the first race, Julio´s car got dirt on the track and ended up swirling. Therein, he reached the last position. Therefore, we changed the strategy and managed to save a 13th position, which brought us important points. On the other hand, in race 2, we suffered a little to reach the straight-line speed. Our pushes were not very efficient and we could not pass Rubinho. We finished in the fourth position, got to recover the points we needed and finished the weekend in sixth position in the championship”, explains team leader, Rodolpho Mattheis.
Valdeno Brito scores points in the first race of the day in Cascavel. Photo: Cleocinei Zonta
“As I started in 16th, I tried to be more aggressive in starting Race 1. I had many cars in front of me and at curve 2 I opened up too much, what made me swirl. I managed to save tires, go back to the race in the last position and recover twelve positions, finishing in 13th. For the second race, the car was already worn out and the tires could not keep up a very fast pace. Even though we finished in the fourth position”, says Julio.
Valdeno, who came from good trainings, made a positive first race by finishing in the top 10, but he did not manage to receive the checkered flag in the second position. “In the first race, I saw that performance could be compromised because the car tended to over steer. I did everything possible regarding the internal adjustment and completed the first race in the ninth position. In the second race, the adjustments we made were not enough and from the third lap, I started to lose speed. However, it was positive for the points gained in the first race”,say Valdeno.
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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