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The engines roared in Jerez today for the official start of the Iberian Supercars, Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade and Supercars Jarama RACE. Private testing sessions took place at the Jerez Circuit, with the machines roaring loudly.


In the first session, in the early afternoon, among more than three dozen cars, Portugal’s Manuel Gião and France’s Mathieu Martins, driving an Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 from Racar Motorsport, were the fastest with a time of 1m52.236s, just 0.003s ahead of Bernardo Sousa and Carlos Vieira, in a Toyota GR Supra GT4 EVO from the debutant team Toyota Gazoo Racing Caetano Portugal rub by the Portuguese outfit Sports & You.


The top five were separated by just six tenths of a second, promising exciting battles throughout the weekend.

Jemma Moore and Fábio Mota, driving a Ginetta G55 from Tockwith Motorsports, secured an excellent seventh position with a time of 1m53.875s.

The best among the GT4 Bronze pairs were the reigning champions, Patrick Cunha and Jorge Rodrigues, who, driving an Audi R8 LMS GT4 from Veloso Motorsport, beat their rivals from NM Racing Team, Alberto de Martín and Nil Montserrat, by seven thousandths of a second.


In a surprising performance, Álvaro Vela and Sébastien Villadary, making their championship debut with a Ligier JS2 R from Chefo Sport, set an excellent time of 1m55.235s, being the fastest in the GTC class and closely following the GT4 Bronze frontrunners.


The winners of the 2023 Cup division, Marcus Fothergill and Dave Bennet, placed the Tockwith Motorsports Porsche 911 Cup in the first position in their group.

Second session: Newcomers show their strength


In the second session, once again, there was an intense battle among the fastest drivers under intense heat.


This time, the newcomer duo of Miguel Lobo and Kiko Mora, driving a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS CS from Veloso Motorsport, were the fastest, with a time of 1m51.798, closely followed by Bernardo Sousa and Carlos Vieira in the Toyota, just 0.103s behind.


In third place was the best of the cars entered in the GT4 Bronze class, the NM Racing Team's Mercedes AMG GT4 driven by Alberto de Martín and Nil Montserrat, trailing the leaders by three tenths of a second.


Once again, balance was one of the dominant features, with the top ten separated by just one and a half seconds, confirming that in tomorrow's qualifying, all drivers will have to give their maximum to secure the best possible position on the starting grid.

The Nabais brothers, driving a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS CS from Speedy Motorsport, were the fastest in the brand new GT4 Am class, while the Ligier from Chefo Sport, driven by Álvaro Vela and Sébastien Villadary, once again proved to be the strongest in the GTC class, showing that the agile French car is quite competitive in both the division and the Andalusian track.


The British duo Marcus Fothergill and Dave Benett remained competitive in the Tockwith Motorsports Porsche 911 Cup, recording a time that placed them in twenty-second position on the timing table.


The youngsters from the FPAK Junior Team began their campaign in the Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade, with Rodrigo Ferreira and João Oliveira taking the initial advantage over Rúben Silva and Henrique Moura Oliveira and Henrique Ventura Oliveira and Rodrigo Santos, all driving Ginetta G40s operated by Monteiros Competição.

Tomorrow, free practices (09:25) and qualifying sessions (the first one starts at 15:10, followed by the others) will be held, with races taking place on Sunday. All action can be followed through the official social media channels, where the races (09:25 and 14:35) will be broadcast live, and also on A Bola TV in Portugal and DAZN in Spain.


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