Ricardo Teodósio and José Teixeira took another very important step towards the much desired title of the Portuguese Rally Championship, getting a positive 2nd place in the Rally Vidreiro – Centro de Portugal, the penultimate race of the season that ended yesterday in Marinha Grande , in which the Albufeira driver competed physically conditioned after a crash in tests, but showed all his talent and resilience on the roads of the center of the country, losing the victory in the last special for José Pedro Fontes, for only 6 tenths of a second of the winner, when at the entrance of the special had 3 tenths of advantage.
“If we think about the physical conditions I was in a week ago, just the fact that we have reached the end of this rally, in addition to 0.6s of victory and with a very important result for the championship… is something that makes us very proud. . I dedicate this result to a whole group of people who helped us to be here, from the team of doctors that accompanied me, to the physiotherapist Ricardo Miranda, to the entire ARC Sport team, to Paulo Neto, to Sports & You and to all the friends who They gave me strength throughout these days. The championships also win at these times and now I hope we can reach the big goal in the Algarve ”, stated at the end of the race the popular Guia driver.
Ricardo Teodósio and navigator José Teixeira were the fastest in two qualifiers (Mata Mourisca 1 and Assanha da Paz 2) and then secured another 20 important points in the title fight, which will be decided "at home" at the Algarve Rally Casinos.
It is recalled that at this time the Algarve duo has already won the Fafe and Mortágua Rallyes, also rising to the podium in the Azores, Castelo Branco and Marinha Grande.
The last (ninth) and decisive race of the season, the Rally Casinos do Algarve, will be played on November 1st and 2nd, on the asphalt stretches of Serra de Monchique.