Liuzzi wins Massa karting event in Brazil
13 January 2014 – Vitantonio Liuzzi won Felipe Massa's annual karting event, the Challenge of the Stars, on Sunday.
The ex-Formula 1 driver set the standard from the offset, topping all practice sessions, claiming pole position and winning the feature race ahead of Toyota LMP1 star Sébastien Buemi and Williams driver Massa.
Liuzzi had been under threat from Audi's Lucas di Grassi and Brazilian Stock Car racer Julio Campos in the opening stages of the race, but the Italian gradually increased his lead as the latter two drivers battled.
In a four-man fight for the runner-up spot, it was ultimately Buemi who came out ahead, with Massa completing the podium positions. Campos finished fourth, ahead of Antônio Pizzonia, Daniel Serra and Nelson Piquet Jr.