Red Bull Kart Fight: Brazil's Humberto Rubin

Catch up with Humberto Rubin, who's representing Brazil at the Red Bull Kart Fight 2014 world final.
Humberto Rubin poses for a portrait after winning the Red Bull Kart Fight Brazilian Final in Nova Odessa, Brazil, on October 05th, 2013
Winner: Humberto Rubin will represent Brazil © Bruno Terena/Red Bull Content Pool
By Red Bull Kart Fight

Name: Humberto Rubin
I represent: Brazil
I live in: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I was born in: 29/07/1977
My native language is: Portuguese
I also speak: English
My day job is: Military (Major from Brazilian Air Force)
I started karting in: 2007


When did you start kart racing?
I’ve always loved motorsports, but I only started kart racing in 2007, competing with friends at indoors kart tracks. But I’ve got more and more passionate about it ever since.

What do you love about karting?
The emotion and adrenaline of racing.

What makes Red Bull Kart Fight special?
Every amateur go-kart driver in Brazil looks forward to Red Bull Kart Fight for the whole year. After the first edition – in 2012 – from the start of the year, drivers all over Brazil were looking for information about how to enter the next edition. It’s the title that we are all aiming to win.

Have you been to Austria before?
No, I’ve never been to Austria. I’m really looking forward to competing in the Red Bull Kart Fight World Final as, from what I heard from Fabio (Correa, former Brazilian Champion) it is very well organized and the competition level is extremely high. I hope I’ll be able to fight competitively and win this title for Brazil.

How many people took part in Red Bull Kart Fight in Brazil?
About 10,000

How many people raced in the Brazilian national final of Red Bull Kart Fight?

Can you tell us an interesting fact about the final’s location?
The Kartódromo Internacional Nova Odessa is one of the biggest kart venues in the world. It’s 115 km from São Paulo, near Campinas, a major urban district in the Brazilian countryside. The Campinas region is responsible for 2,7% of Brazil’s GDP and is home to almost 3 million people.

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