Portuguese Championship R4 – Report

Round 4 of the Portuguese Nationals took place at the Ortigosa Track in Leiria on June 2nd. Forty-two drivers were presents with 10 of them racing XRAY. The track was in very good condition at the beginning, and the weather was very fine, too. Qualifying saw Miguel Matias dominate with Rodrigo Luis in 2nd and his teammate Fernando Almeida rounding out the top three. Team XRAY drivers Ricardo Monteiro and Guilherme Gonçalves were 4th and 5th after qualifying, and Spanish driver Cristian Sanchez was in 15th place.

By the semi-finals, track conditions changed a little bit and driving mistakes put at risk the drivers’ tickets to the main final. With very cautious driving, XRAY drivers Guilherme Gonçalves, Ricardo Monteiro and Cristian Sanchez passed their semi-finals and got a place in the Final.

For the main final, a couple of sections of track had become rough and a little bumpy, which meant different ideal racing lines. Guilherme Gonçalves had a very good final with no mechanical problems; he finished in 4th place. Ricardo Monteiro was 5th and Cristian Sanchez 8th; they had bad luck as their engines stopped during the final. Miguel Matias won the race.

Final results:

1- Miguel Matias
2- Rodrigo Luís
3- Fernando Almeida
4- Guilherme Gonçalves XRAY XB808
5- Ricardo Monteiro XRAY XB808

6- Carlos Cardoso
7- Miguel Pires
8- Cristian Sanchez XRAY XB808
9- Carlos Dur?es
10- Jorge Gomes

Ricardo Monteiro Set-up sheet.

Source : XRAY

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