Saturday, August 31, 2013

Portuguese GT: Novadriver race victory and crowned champions in Portimão

By Johan Laubscher

The Portuguese GT Championship was at Portimão this weekend, where Team Novadriver continued their successful 2013 season.

This was round four of the Portuguese GT, now known as the Supercars Portugal Series, and it was run together with round three of the Supercars International Series. Team Novadriver entered both of their Audi R8 LMS ultra cars. Car #1 was driven by Cesar Campanico, Carlos Vieira and Mikko Eskelinen. Car #10 was in the hands of João Figueiredo, João Ramos and Lourenço Beirão da Veiga.

They qualified second (car #1) and third (car #10). The race itself went very well for the team, and the #1 crew of Campanico, Vieira and Eskelinen crossed the line victorious once again. This race victory also clinched the driver's title for the race winners, meaning that Novadriver took their second consecutive driver’s title. Their teammates finished in third, reinforcing their second place in the championship points.

The next Portuguese GT round will be taking place at Braga in mid-September.

Photo credit: Supercars Series