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SEASON OPENS WITH A SURPRISE WINNER


The opening race of the Iberian Supercars, Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade and Supercars Jarama RACE season had a surprise winner, with GT4 debutants Borja Hormigos and Héctor Hernández being declared the winners of the first race of the Jerez Classic weekend.

 

The first part of the race was contested at a very high pace, with César Machado, in a Toyota GR Supra GT4 EVO from Speedy Motorsport, leading the pack from pole-position, but with Manuel Gião, in an Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 from Racar Motorsport, on his tail, followed by Bernardo Sousa, also in a Toyota, but from Toyota Gazoo Racing Caetano Portugal team.



It was with everyone lowering their times, and the race approaching the pit stop window, but then Pedro Bastos Rezende (Aston Martin) and Bruno Pires (Audi) were involved in an incident, both ending up in the gravel and abandoning, which precipitated the entry of the Safety-Car, closing the pit lane as per 2024 Sporting Regulations.

 

The Safety-Car period continued until seventeen minutes before the chequered flag, prompting most of the pack to do the same on the following lap in order to change drivers.

 

The Autoworks Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 driven by Borja Hormigos, and the NM Racing Team Mercedes AMG GT4 driven Keith Gatehouse extended their first stint.



Shortly afterwards, however, Paulo Macedo crashed violently his Lema Racing Mercedes AMG GT4, bringing the Safety-Car period back onto the track, and on the following lap red flags were shown, precisely when Borja Garcia and Keith Gatehouse were in the pits and still in first and second place respectively.

 

This situation ended up creating some confusion initially, with the stewards declaring Borja Hormigos and Héctor Hernández the winners, also triumphing in GT4 Bronze, ahead of Keith Gatehouse and Igor Sorokin, who prevailed in GT4 Am.



César Machado and Jan Durán, who led the race until the pit stops, were third in GT4 Pro, followed by Bernardo Sousa and Carlos Vieira and Nerea Martí and José de los Milagros, in the BMW M4 GT4 of BMW España Motorsport.

 

On his first race in the JT59 Racing Team Hyundai Elantra N TCR, Daniel Teixeira drove a strong race from twenty-fourth on the starting grid to sixteenth place overall, first place in the Touring Cars class.

 

Rui Miritta, who was the fastest of the Cup cars in the first qualifying session, won his division, while the Chefo Sport Ligier shared by series debutants Álvaro Vela and Sébastien Villadary, which proved in qualifying sessions to be the strongest in the GTX division, were forced to stop on the second lap due to technical problems. Tomás Pinto Abreu and Simon Moore, in the Tockwith Motorsport Ginetta G50, came out on top in GTX.






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