June 26, 2011

Luis Cortez wins Portuguese regionals Rd3


The third round of the Portuguese 1/10 scale 200mm nitro regionals was held at the Circuito Automodelismo do Funchal. In the main final the hot ambient temperatures meant that the engines would make five minutes on a tank of fuel and therefore extra pit stops were needed for refuelling. Also the track temperatures of 65 degrees Celsius let tire wear became an issue. Serpent driver Paulo Rodrigues started from pole position followed by Mugen drivers Hugo Exposto and Rui Cortez. Luis Cortez, the current champion and championship leader had fuel problems in the half final and started from fouth position. In the opening stage of the race Luis Cortez took the lead followed by Hugo Exposto and Paulo Rodrigues. The top 3 were setting the race pace but half way into the race Hugo Exposto came in trouble due a broken front belt forcing him to quit. At the end Luis Cortez won the race for the third time this season, with Paulo Rodrigues in second and Rui Cortez in third position.

Final results
1 Luis Cortez – Mugen/Novarossi/Contact RC
2 Paulo Miguel Rodrigues – Serpent/Novarossi/Contact RC
3 Rui Cortez – Mugen/Novarossi/Contact RC
4 Toze Fernandes – Mugen/Novarossi/Contact RC
5 Helder Tenente – Mugen/Novarossi/Contact RC
6 Filipe Rodrigues – Serpent/RB/Contact RC
7 Lino Lopes – Serpent/Novarossi/Matrix
8 Hugo Exposto – Mugen/Novarossi /Contact RC
9 Nuno Rodrigues – Serpent/RB/RB tyres
10 Aecio Anjo – TM/RB/Contact RC

Thanks to Paulo Rodrigues for the report


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