The Heusinkveld Mazda MX-5 World Tour got twisty again as it headed to Interlagos for round five in Brazil.
Robert Hartley would be on pole once again with Marcello Pagnan alongside him. Title favourite, Sonny Kanchin would start all the way down in fifth. In the AM class Kip Stephens would start on pole once again, one of his rivals, Eric Koeman would be missing round five due to real world commitments.
Hartley kept the lead as Pagnan was attacked by Chepilevski at the drop of the flag, but Pagnan was able to keep second place exiting the Senna S complex.
Geodesic Racing driver, Gene Fiddes made his way past Stephens at the Senna S. Chepilevski was the next driver to make a move, on lap three, going around the outside of Pagnan for second place on the front straight.
Tom Rathje came in for a very early stop on lap eight, putting him on his own, meaning he would need to hot lap to try and jump some drivers.
Thirteen laps in Robert Hartley and Chepilevski came into the pits, Hartley had a shorter stop and increased the gap to his rival, Chepilevski. A lap later, Pagnan, Schwenke and Van Opstal came into the pits with Kanchin staying out.
Hartley was jumped by Pagnan with Chepilevski ending up behind Schwenke after the pit stops.
Kanchin came in two laps after Hartley and Chepilevski originally did, he came out behind Pagnan, but in front of Hartley, making it an Asbury Motorsports one-two with ten laps left.
With six laps to go Sonny Kanchin made the move on his teammate, Pagnan, into turn one successfully. This would mean that Pagnan can save any fuel if he needed to because he didn’t take enough at the stop to get track position over his rivals.
As the remaining laps decreased the top five battled for position before the crucial final lap. Kanchin was in the lead at the start of the final lap and it stayed that way for seven corners until his teammate, Marcello Pagnan hit him, Kanchin went down third as Chepilevski moved up into second.
Pagnan was able to hold off Chepilevski by one hundredth of a second at the finish as Robert Wielinga took his first AM class win in the Heusinkveld Mazda MX-5 World Tour.