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Brazilian Racing News: F-Indy Lights, F-Palio

11 November 1997

F-Indy Lights

The Brazilian Oswaldo Negri, Jr. was invited by Dorricott Team, to test
the Indy-Lights car that the team ran this season.  Negri will test on
the 11th November, at the Firebird East circuit.  Negri is talking to his
sponsors, and looking forward to do the Lights season in 1998 and the
CART season in 1999.  Negri, despite his age, is one of the greatest
Brazilian promises.


Ingo Hoffmann finally won his first race in F-Palio. Ingo, former F-1
Driver, had a spectacular race, starting on pole, making the fastest
lap, and winning with a great advantage in Jacarepagua, at the Nelson
Piquet circuit.  Hoffmann was followed by Paulo Gomes and Jose Mario
Castilho.  Paulo Gomes leads the championship with one round to go.
The next round will be in Interlagos, November 30.  Paulo has a 10
point advantage over Ingo, but Ingo is very confident: "I arrived in
Rio at 6th place in the points table, now I am leaving in second
place, just 10 points behind Paulo" said Hoffmann.

1. Paulo Gomes		79
2. Ingo Hoffmann	69
3. Beto Giorgi		64
4. Waldir Buneder	62
5. Antonio J.Neto	61

Marc Zimmermann -- The Auto Channel