Schumacher wins Massa’s go-kart challenge

Michael Schumacher has won the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs in Brazil his first public race since quitting F1 in October 2006.

The seven-time world champion beat all other contenders in a race organised by his former team-mate Felipe Massa at the Ingleses kart track in Florianopolis. Having qualified in fourth, Schumacher took the lead on lap two before finishing five seconds ahead of his nearest rivals, Nelson Piquet Jr and Luciano Burti.

Taking inspiration from the GP2 format, the second race adopted a reverse grid. Schumacher started from eighth place and made his way through the field to second, before brake problems saw him slip back to sixth. His points total from the two races was enough to seal victory.

Schumacher s next race will be on December 16th at the Race of Champions at Wembley.