— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) April 22, 2016
Felipinho Massa has won the inaugural “World Championship of Crazy Karts” in Monaco. Massa trounced his rival Daniel Ricciardo after the Australian accepted the young Brazilian’s challenge on social media.
Ricciardo was the pole-sitter after winning the tense ‘rock-paper-scissors’ contest, with Ricciardo sensationally picking scissors to slice through Felipinho’s paper. This would put him on the inside line for the race start. This would prove irrelevant however, with Felipinho getting a blinding start to take the lead around the outside.
Felipinho had two near misses during the race, one right at the start when he clipped a table on the entry to turn two with his right-rear wheel. He would make small contact with a chair on the apex of the same turn on lap 5, but neither mistake would be enough for Ricciardo to gain ground on him.
Felipinho would cross the line on lap 10 to take a superb victory in the Crazy Kart world championship, with Ricciardo trailing by two seconds. Felipinho would celebrate with some donuts before being carried on Ricciardo’s back. Daniel would be gracious in his defeat, complementing Felipinho in his post-race interview:
“He’s good, very consistent as well,” said Ricciardo, “I drove the perfect race. But you’re just too good man!”
The crowd went wild for Felipinho on the sun-lounger podium, with the race-winner clearly ecstatic as he received his trophy and sprayed the volvic bottled water… oh no sorry, champagne.
You can re-watch the entire race, including pre-race and post-race coverage at the following link; courtesy of Felipe Massa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/massafelipe19/videos/582078005299670/
Featured image courtesy of Daniel Ricciardo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danielricciardo/status/723560550932856832