Gonçalo Guerreiro becomes champion for the second time

29 outubro 2022

For the second year in a row, Gonçalo Guerreiro, with Fernando Mendes as navigator, conquered the victory at Baja Portalegre 500 in the SSV category. A success that allowed him to become national champion. Two reasons strong enough to justify being one of the most emotional in the final control, but with other emotions in the mix: "I don't know what to say. I'm happy, but it was a difficult race. I dedicate this victory and the title... to my grandmother, who passed away recently."

The duo João Monteiro/Nuno Morais was the main opponent. "We started badly, then came to attack, but 15 kilometres from the end a belt broke. It's inglorious, but that's how it is, that's racing", said the driver. In the immediate places were classified Marco Pereira/Eurico Adão, Ricardo Sousa/Jorge Brandão and Ruben Rodrigues/Rui Paulo, who closed the front quintet.

Roberto Borrego, the championship leader at the start of the Baja Portalegre 500, also deserves a mention, but today he was withdrawn from the discussion of the top places due to technical problems. The ninth place was not enough to prevent Gonçalo Guerreiro from reaching the title.

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