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08/16/11
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Lorenzo to race in Massa's charity event  Felipe Massa has announced on Monday during a press conference held at Costa do Santinho Resort in Florianopolis that Moto GP reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo is the first motor racing star guest already confirmed in the 2011 International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs field. "Yes, we have just received an OK from him", said the Ferrari driver. This year’s event will be promoted for the sixth time in a row in Santa Catarina state and once again at the Arena Sapiens.

The double-header race has been scheduled for 3-4 December and is expected to attract a huge number of top drivers from several international and local series. Formula 1 rookies Pastor Maldonado and Sergio Perez have been also mentioned by Massa as potential new names to be added to his list. "Adrian (Sutil) also showed great interest in the event", explained the Brazilian ace. Two-time champion Michael Schumacher will miss the race. "There is a clash of dates with the Race of Champions, so he will not come." Massa is optimistic about convincing some other F1 fellows to remain in the country as the last race of the calendar is exactly the Brazilian GP.

Rubens Barrichello, Bruno Senna, Lucas di Grassi and IndyCar representatives Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves and Bia Figueiredo are also supposed to come back to Florianopolis late the season.

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