Mora wins race 1 in Valencia

Francisco Mora started in the best possible way, this Sunday morning, the sixth and final round of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Ibérica (PSCI), by winning the first race, on the Spanish circuit of Valencia, beating Manuel Alves by a margin of 5.971s. Spaniard Pablo Silvero triumphed in the AM category and Miguel Caetano in the GD category. This tenth race of the season and first on the Valencian track was a repeat of the previous seven, as Mora, starting from pole, was always in front, seconded by Alves, his most direct rival, and, a little further back, by Vasco Barros, who closed the podium with a great team result for LOB Motorsport. With this eighth victory, the Veloso Motorsport driver confirmed his final victory in PSCI Group 991.2, consolidating his leadership in the PRO-AM category.

In the AM category, rookie Pablo Silvero would end up, after the Safety Car entered the ninth of the 17 laps – Tiago Gonçalves crashed and his car had to be removed from the escape route – for overtaking José Barros, but as the Spaniard is not registered at PSCI, the young Veloso Motorsport driver’s first place allowed him to shorten distances in relation to Ricardo Costa. The latter almost always ran in fifth position (AM), behind Barros, Leandro Martins and Jorge Ramirez, but with one lap to go he ended up retiring due to mechanical problems.

However, at the end of the race José Barros fell to second position in AM, behind Leandro Martins, who ended up as the winner, after receiving a 6 second penalty for exceeding the track limits. Miguel Caetano, the author of the “pole” in the GD category, maintained first place in the initial phase of the race, but ended up not resisting the pressure from Aloísio Monteiro who crossed the finish line first, but, in the meantime, it was applied to this Lastly, a 25-second penalty for overtaking during the Safety Car period on the track. Result: Miguel Caetano won the race and the PSCI GD category leader dropped to fourth position. Rui Miritta climbed to second place on the podium and, more importantly, won the Group 991.1 race, which allowed him, especially since the previous leader Tiago Gonçalves gave up on the sixth lap, to ascend to the lead.


Race 1 (unofficial)
1st, Francisco Mora (Veloso Motorsport/PRO-AM), 29.49.613
2nd, Manuel Alves (LOB Motorsport/PRO-AM), at 5,971
3rd, Vasco Barros (LOB Motorsport/PRO-AM), at 9,409
4th, Pablo Silvero (Escuderia Faraón/AM), at 14,379
5th, Leandro Martins (Racar Motorsport/AM), at 19,793
6th, José Barros (Veloso Motorsport/AM), at 20,925
7th, Jorge Ramirez (RGB Racing Team/AM), at 23.555
8th Miguel Caetano (Veloso Motorsport/GD), at 34,726
9th, Rui Miritta (Monteiros Competições/GD), at 40,728
10th, Nuno Inocêncio (AM), at 43,606
11th, Jorge Brioso (AM), at 44,960
12th, Luís Barros (LOB Motorsport/GD), at 53,490
13th, Aloísio Monteiro (GD), at 58,831
14th, Francisca Queiroz (AM), at 1.12.299
15th, Manuel Chinchilla (Racar Motorsport/GD), at 1.39.104
16th, Ricardo Costa (Monteiros Competições/AM), at 5.25.683
Fastest lap: Francisco Mora, with 1,35,592
The second race, at the Valencia circuit, of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Ibérica can be followed live via the link:


2:45 pm/3:20 pm – Race 2 (28’ + 1 lap)