Half a step separates the first two in the Azores – AutoLook

Half a step separates the first two in the Azores – AutoLook

Rally Além Mar, organized by Grupo Desportivo Comercial, closes the phase of the dirt road race, which started with the Azores Rally and continues in Faial to return to São Miguel at the end of the first part of the season.

PEDRO RORIZ (auto.look2010@gmail.com)

Luís Miguel Rego (Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo) heads to the São Miguel race ahead of Ruben Rodrigues (Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo) by 0.5 points because the cancellation of the double pass through the longest special stage of the Faialense race resulted in . a reduced half, and the second win is worth no more than 12.5 points, instead of the usual 25.

As has happened in recent days, the battle for victory should be fought between the two, Pedro Câmara (Citroën C3 Rally2) and Bruno Amaral (Ford Fiesta R5) fighting for the last place on the podium or something else if the situation allows. .

For his part, Bruno Tavares (Citroën C2 R2 Max) should maintain the quality he has shown among those driving two-wheeled vehicles, with Filipe Marques (Peugeot 208 R2) and Hugo Alcântara (Citroën Saxo VTS) seen as his direct rivals. . .

This Friday afternoon, at the Além Mar Rally’s brave center, at Auto Central, the preliminary administrative and technical inspection of what is the third round of the Azores Rally Championship took place. They missed competitor n.º 12 – João Faria/Tomás Vultão, so tonight there will be 22 teams from what will also be the closing event of the Azores Land Cup.
Also in Auto Central, the support equipment of the competitors is already installed, bringing a lot of color to the space reserved for it and also attracting a large audience that does not miss the opportunity to be close to the pilots, co-pilots and. their machines. The Além Mar Race will take place in one hour and two passes on the Além Mar Street Stage.

The Além Mar race will start this Friday night, with two passes on the special Além Mar Street Stage (km 2.59 – 20:00 and 21:40, plus one hour inland), created in the streets of Lagoa, and continues. Saturday , and passed twice in the classification tests of Lagoa de S. Brás (9.43 km – 10:45 am and 2:30 pm), Coroa da Mata (11.40 km – 11:30 am and 3:15 pm), the longer, and Mediana (eg 6.11 – 12:10 and 15:55).


Pilot – 1st, Luís Miguel Rego, 34 points; 2, Ruben Rodrigues, 33.5; 3, Ricardo Moura, 27; 4th, Pedro Câmara, 21; 5th, Bruno Tavares, 16; 6th, Bruno Amaral, 12; 7th, João Borges, 8.5; 8th, Ruben Santos, 8; 9th, Philip Marques, 7; 10th, Marco Soares, 6th. Another 12 riders are classified.

NAVIGATORS – 1, Jorge Henriques, 34 points; 2nd, Estevão Rodrigues, 33.5; 3, Antonio Costa, 27; 4th, João Câmara, 21; 5, André Seabra, 16; the 6th, Sancho Eiró, 12; 7, Miguel Sousa Azevedo, 8.5; 8th, Nuno Pereira, 8; 9th, Edgar Silva, 7; 10, Fernando Nunes, 6. Another 12 sailors are classified.