October 7, 2008

Carlos Durães wins Portuguese Cup

The Portuguese Cup 2008, took place last weekend at Vila Real where track conditions were hard and bumpy which resulted in a lot of dust. Miguel Matías took TQ honours with his Kyosho followed by Merlin Team driver Carlos Durães and Ricardo Monteiro. Clearly faster than their rivals in the heats, Miguel Matías and Carlos Durães were a step above the rest of the field and were clear favorites to battle for victory in the final. Unfortunately for Matías his car broke in the warm-up for the final. Although he fixed it he had lost too much time ending any chances of victory. This allowed Durães to dominate the Final with his BOSS engined Hobao while behind him Rodrigo Luis, Ricardo Monteiro, Gabriel Magalhães and Fernando Almeida battled it out for the other podium placings. Midway into the race Magalhães and Almeida both retired with broken cars as did TQ man Matías, his car breaking again. In the end Luis, who was making his debut as a Merlin Team driver, took second place behind Durães with Ricardo Monteiro claiming the final step on the podium.

Source: Merlin Fuel [merlinfuel.com]


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