The first round of the Portuguese Electric Touring cars (Mod and 10.5T Stock) took place on the weekend of 24th and 25th of March in the town of Torres Novas at Mini Autódromo de Torres Novas (Host of EFRA 2013 European Electric Championships)
Around 37 drivers attended the race. On Sunday, the day was just amazing, clear sky and good temperature with good grips conditions. In Mod class Bruno Coelho set a new record for qualifying reaching 20 laps in 5m15.97 but the TQ went to Hugo Miguel after wining 2 of the 4 qualifying sessions. Bruno Coelho and João M Martinho qualified 2nd and 3rd.
In 10.5T Stock the TQ went to Fernando Cardoso, with 0 points (won 3 of the 4 qualifying sessions, followed by Mário Ribeiro with 2 points (won 1 of the 4 and made the FTD in qualifying) and Bruno Antunes (6 points)
The finals of Mod class were just great. Hugo Miguel won the first, Bruno Coelho the second, and the decisions passed to the last run of the final. Bruno Coelho, Hugo Miguel, João M Martinho and Bernardo Cosme raced one of the most exciting finals, but in the end, Bruno took the win with less than a second gap for Martinho, and secured first position in overall.
1. Bruno Coelho (Xray LRP)
2. Hugo Miguel (Serpent Speed Passion)
3. João M Martinho (Yokomo LRP)
10.5 Stock Class No Boost
In 10.5T Stock class, the battle was between Fernando Cardoso and Mário Ribeiro. Fernando won the first final, Ribeiro the second, bringing the decision for the first place to the last run. After a bad start from Ribeiro, Cardoso took advantage and gained some space, but the 7 minutes allowed Ribeiro to recover some space, but in the end Fernando Cardoso won the 3rd final with less than 2 seconds advantage over Ribeiro. In the battle for the 3rd position Bruno Antunes and João Oliveira had good fights, but Oliveira took advantage of a DNF for Antunes in run 2 and secured the third spot of the podium with a 3rd place in run 3
10.5T Stock Class
1. Fernando Cardoso (Schumacher LRP)
2. Mário Ribeiro (Team Associated Viper RC)
3. João Oliveira (Xray Speed Passion)
Congratulations from all at Schumacher!