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RACE 2 THRILLS CROWDS IN JARAMA


José Carlos Pires and Francisco Abreu proved unbeatable in the Jarama Classic round of the Iberian Supercars Endurance, replicating their victory from the first race and securing another win in the second race of the weekend.


In the bustling Circuito del Jarama, the Speedy Motorsport duo in the BMW M4 GT4 clinched their second victory of the day and the season, but not without putting in a lot of hard work.

Starting from pole position, the driver from Madeira maintained control at the start, with Alejandro Geppert from SMC Motorsport in the McLaren 570S GT4 chasing closely behind.


The determined young Spaniard aimed to apply pressure to move into the lead, but Francisco Abreu never wavered, successfully completing his stint in the first position, despite the persistent presence of the yellow and green McLaren in his rearview mirrors.


However, their win in the first race meant they carried a ten-second driver changeover handicap, which dropped them to third place behind the leading SMC Motorsport McLaren driven by Andrius Zemaitis and the Lema Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 handed over to Nuno Pires by Elias Niskanen.


José Carlos Pires showed determination, overtaking his rivals one by one, ultimately heading towards a secure triumph. This result elevated him and Francisco Abreu to second place in the GT4 Pro Division Drivers' Championship, just behind the leading duo of Nuno Pires and Elias Niskanen, who maintained their hold on the top spot.


The drivers from the Slovenian team managed to surpass the Lithuanian McLaren driver to secure second place, as they had done in the first race of the day. Nevertheless, it was the best performance of the season for the McLaren duo, earning them the lowest step of the podium.


Manuel Gião and Carlos Vieira appeared to be in contention for a podium finish, with the reigning GT4 Pro champion on pace. However, a collision with Miguel Nabais while attempting to overtake the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport driver resulted in the retirement of the Speedy Motorsport rookie driver and a significant setback for the Racar Motorsport driver, finishing tenth overall and sixth in GT4 Pro.


Alberto de Martín and Nil Montserrat (NM Racing Team Mercedes-AMG) once again showcased their strength in the GT4 Bronze class, even challenging the top four until the pit stops. Ultimately, securing first place in their division and fourth overall was a commendable result for the Spanish duo.


Alfonso Calomina delivered an excellent performance, capitalizing on the McLaren 570S GT4 from SMC Motorsport's good pace, finishing in second place. They were followed by Jorge Rodrigues and Patrick Cunha on the GT4 Bronze podium, who showcased an impressive recovery from the last position of the grid due to previous day's issues, ultimately finishing in seventh place overall.


Daniel Teixeira saw his Tourismo winning streak come to an end at Jarama when he was forcedon the first lap of the race after a collision between his Cupra TCR and the Mercedes-AMG driven by Paulo Macedo.


The JT59 Racing Team driver's early retirement cleared the way for Héctor Hernández and Borja Hormigos, in the BMW M240i Racing of Autoworks Motorsport, to win both the Touring Cars and TC divisions. The Madrid duo, who haven't raced at Jarama for four years, had a comeback to celebrate.


Duarte Pinto Coelho and Lourenço Monteiro and Duarte Camelo and Mariano Machado, both in FPAK Junior Team Ginetta G40 cars, completed, in this order, the podium of the TC division.




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