The Carlos Martins / Daniel Amaral duo (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII), won 'without spines' the Alentejo / Serpa City Rally, which took place this weekend in the Serpa County land specials organized by the Reguenguense Artistic Society.
The winning team was fastest in all specials, except for the Super Special where the Fernando Peres / José Pedro Silva duo (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX) prevailed. Due to the loss of time in each special, the runner-up finished the rally 1m48.4s more than the winning pair.
At the bottom step of the podium, Fernando Teotónio / Luís Ribeiro (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX) team ended up in an intense fight with their predecessors, even occupying that position, but in the end was only 5.1s.
In 4th position finished the João Martins / Pedro Conde duo (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX), who throughout the race still switched positions with the predecessors but in the end was left with 52.8s, leaving the top-five at the close of the top five. championship, Márcio Marreiros, sailed by José Martins (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX), who rose to this place after finishing the first day of the race in 7th position, and having 12.7s more than the four classified.
The João Bica / Carlos Santos (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX) team, which was overtaken by the championship leader in today's first special, finished in 6th place with a further 9.1s than Marreiros, ahead of the duo Luís Mota / Sandra Ramos ( Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX) who spent 1m14.5s more than their predecessors, while Eduardo Antunes / Hugo Bentes (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI) team, who fought with Mota but eventually resigned to 8th with 22.9s. .
Joao Filipe Monteiro / Gonçalo Assunção (Toyota Corola) finished in 9th position, which secured another victory in the Two-Wheel Drive, the 4th of this season, leaving in 2nd place in the category, with 33.6s, the team Filipe Silva / Diogo Elias (Citroen Saxo), who closed the top ten.
The next event, penultimate of the Southern Rally Championship, is the Albufeira Municipal Rally, played on an asphalt floor, which will take place on 12 and 13 October.