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Fórmula Truck

Fórmula Truck
Category Truck racing
Country Brazil & South America
Inaugural season 1996
Constructors Ford, Iveco, MAN, Mercedes Benz, Scania, Volvo and Volkswagen
Drivers' champion 23x15px Leandro Totti
Teams' champion RM Competições
Makes' champion MAN
Official website formulatruck.com
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Fórmula Truck is a Brazilian motorsport series, competed by truck tractor units.

History

Origin of the category came from the contact between the truck Aurélio Batista Félix Santos and Portuguese journalist Francisco Santos. On September 6, 1987 was the first race on the circuit Autodromo Internacional de Cascavel in Paraná. The proof display joined 35 riders and was named I Copa Brasil de Caminhões," and serve as a test to ascertain the safety of the novel type of race.

However, there was a fatal accident with one of the participants: the pilot and president of Autodromo Internacional de Cascavel Jeferson Ribeiro da Fonseca, which shook the project and Francisco Santos made to leave three years later.

In 1994 the concern for safety was a priority for the realization of a new presentation of the category back to truck drivers and businessmen in the sector at the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo.

The consolidation began in 1995 with the dispute four demonstrative evidence, held in the cities of Cascavel and Londrina (PR), Tarumã (RS) and Goiânia (GO). In the latter city the public exceeded the number of 120,000 people.

In the year 1996 was the first championship, with defined rules and approved by the Confederação Brasileira de Automobilismo. The first official competition took place in Guaporé (RS), and had 13 trucks on the grid.

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Renato Martins (#9), first champion of the category in 1996.
2006 in Curitiba.

On March 5, 2008 creator of Formula Truck, Aurélio Batista Félix, died of a stomach hemorrhage. Felix had heart problems and suffered a heart attack in the first stage of the 2008 season, in Guaporé.

In 2010 the organization announced the inclusion of the South American championship, Roberval Andrade was crowned champion, in 2011 it was announced three races for the South American Championship.

Organization

The qualifying session that decides the starting grid is held the Saturday before the race. Each pilot can have a warm-up lap, three timed and more of a slowdown. If he gives up his back, is entitled to a single attempt at the end of training.

Formula Truck in the number of turns of a step varies between 30 and 35, depending on the length of the track and the conditions of the racetrack, the step of Ceará, which was included in 2006, because the runway is short, the event was planned with 60 laps. The laps completed with Pace Truck are not counted as valid. In restarts and there is a pairing of the trucks stopped and overtaking is allowed only after the checkered flag, or when the green light is lit.

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Pace Truck of 2006 championship.

In 2006, when the 12th lap is valid, the pilots will receive a checkered flag in green and yellow, which scores the first five places. At this point, the trail enters the Pace Truck, which neutralizes the race for cleaning and removal of vehicles on the track, staying three to five laps. After restart, trucks complete the preset number and make the podium in accordance with the classification in the race, plus the times of the penalties, if applicable.

The trucks have enough power to pass the 200 km / h, but, just in one point of the circuit, is a speed limit of 160 km / h, to ensure better security. The inspection takes place with the help of "radar" installed at some points around the track.

Scoring System

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th PP FL Lap 12 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Points 25 20 17 14 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 Points 5 4 3 2 1

Champions

Brazilian

Year Driver Truck Team Manufacturer
1996 23x15px Renato Martins Scania Marfran No Manufacturer
championship
1997 23x15px Oswaldo Drugovich, Jr. Scania Drugovich Auto Peças
1998 23x15px Oswaldo Drugovich, Jr. Scania Drugovich Auto Peças
1999 23x15px Jorge Fleck Volvo ABF Volvo
2000 23x15px Jorge Fleck Volvo Thermoid-Melitta-Volvo
2001 23x15px Wellington Cirino Mercedes-Benz ABF Mercedez-Benz
2002 23x15px Roberval Andrade Scania Muffatão
2003 23x15px Wellington Cirino Mercedes-Benz ABF Mercedez-Benz
2004 23x15px Beto Monteiro Ford DF Motorsport Ford
2005 23x15px Wellington Cirino Mercedes-Benz ABF Mercedez-Benz Scania
2006 23x15px Renato Martins Volkswagen RM Competições Mercedes-Benz
2007 23x15px Felipe Giaffone Volkswagen RM Competições Volkswagen
2008 23x15px Wellington Cirino Mercedes-Benz ABF Mercedez-Benz Mercedes-Benz
2009 23x15px Felipe Giaffone Volkswagen RM Competições Volkswagen
2010 23x15px Roberval Andrade Scania RVR Corinthians Motorsport Volkswagen
2011 23x15px Felipe Giaffone Volkswagen RM Competições Volkswagen
2012 23x15px Leandro Totti Mercedes-Benz ABF Racing Team Mercedes-Benz
2013 23x15px Beto Monteiro Iveco Scuderia Iveco Mercedes-Benz
2014 23x15px Leonardo Totti Volkswagen MAN RM Competições MAN

South American

Year Driver Truck Team Manufacturer
2011 23x15px Felipe Giaffone Volkswagen RM Competições Volkswagen
2012 23x15px Leandro Totti Mercedes-Benz ABF Racing Team Volkswagen
2013 23x15px Beto Monteiro Iveco Scuderia Iveco Iveco
2014 23x15px Leonardo Totti Volkswagen MAN RM Competições MAN

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