The annual Cup of Portugal took place at CRB with 22 drivers in attendance. As a special guest, Xray’s Bruno Coelho made an appearance with the World Champion taking the opportunity to race on home soil. As expected Bruno showed a blistering pace with newly-crowned national champion, Serpent’s Hugo Miguel coming in 2nd and Mario Miranda following in 3rd. The start of the opening A-main was smooth, however a couple of corner later Hugo made a pass on Bruno with the latter trying to regain the position later which resulted in a crash of both. After loosing a lot of time the two tried to recover with Bruno ultimately bringing home the A1 win as Hugo had to settle for 3rd. A2 was a less stressful affair as Bruno brought home the win on new tyres easily, taking the overall with one leg to spare as Hugo came in 2nd this time. To not disturb the fight for the remaining podium spots Bruno wanted to sit out A3 but the other drivers asked him to take part anyway. Following a clean start Bruno later had a bobble over a curb, making way for Hugo Miguel. The now-leader drove his heart off but Bruno closed the gap in the closing stages and tried to find a way past, however holding tight lines Hugo was able to bring home the win and with it the overall runner-up spot from Nuno Duraes (Mugen) in 3rd.
Thanks to Hugo Miguel for the report.
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