September 13, 2013

Bruno Coelho takes Portuguese nitro on-road titles

Bruno Coelho takes Portuguese nitro on-road titles

The final round of the 2013 Portuguese nitro on-road nationals took place at the Maiorca track in the North shore of Portugal. The weekend started with a slow low-traction track but as practice went on the grip slowly came up. Overall the attendance was lower than in the previous rounds as the championship was almost decided. In Sunday’s qualifiers Xray’s Bruno Coelho, who had the best chances to win the 2013 titles, took TQ in both the 1/8th and 1/10th class and later he went on to easily win the 1/10th class some five laps in front of his team mate Rogerio Araujo. This handed Bruno the 2013 national championship title. The final of the 1/8th class was a different story though. Bruno led the race until the moment when a track marshal wanted to get another car back on track and didn’t see his RX8 coming right at him. In the accident the marshal got injured and Bruno’s car suffered damaged so he fall back to 8th place. After a short pit stop to get the damage fixed he went back to the track and ended the race in second positions with only 3 shocks on his car. The runner-up spot was enough to secure him the 1/8th championship after taking the 200mm class title the same day.

Source: Xray []


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