Valencia “settles” scores at the end of the season

With Francisco Mora almost champion in PRO-AM, as is the case with Aloísio Monteiro, in GD 991.2, and Tiago Gonçalves, in AM 991.1, but with the “title” of AM 991.2 still open, the Porsche Sprint Challenge Ibérica (PSCI) arrives, this coming weekend (14 and 15 October), in the last round of the season, at the time of all the decisions on the Spanish circuit of Valencia.

It will be two days of strong emotions, at the end of a season that is as interesting as it is competitive. “The results of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Ibérica are largely positive, both in terms of sport and media, and it can be said that we achieved the objectives we had set ourselves, particularly in relation to the agreement established with Porsche Motorsport.

The partnership established with RFEDA at ‘Race Weekend’ has achieved great success, following the promotion carried out on the circuits, bringing together a large number of spectators, which has been to everyone’s satisfaction, given such dynamics. In any case, there will always be aspects to improve, to meet the expectations of both the drivers and their respective teams, because we always want more and better. And it is in this sense, with 2024 in mind, that we have already started working some time ago, in order to soon present the main contours of the next season”, emphasizes José Monroy, manager of P21 Motorsport, the company responsible for organizing the PSCI.

For this final round of the season, the participation of the Lob Motorsport duo made up of Luís Barros and Rui Alves, none other than the parents of the young Vasco Barros and Manuel Alves, in a 997.2, in addition to the debut of the Spaniards from Escuderia Faraón, Pedro Lourinho Brás and Pablo Bras Silvero, who have already expressed their intention to compete in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Ibérica in 2024.

Regarding the different categories, Francisco Mora, in PRO-AM, has the “title” in hand, given the 20 point advantage over Manuel Alves – in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Ibérica the final classification is established by adding together all the results of the 12 races – and he only needs to complete these last two races on the Valencian track, while Pedro Salvador will have secured, in principle, the last place in the podium, in front of Vasco Barros. In a situation very similar to Mora’s, Tiago Gonçalves is in the AM 991.1 category, given the 24-point nest egg compared to Nuno Inocêncio, and the same can be said for Aloísio Monteiro, in GD 991.2. He has 26 more points than Miguel Caetano and João Posser, so under “normal” conditions he will only need to finish these last two races to confirm the first final position.

Quite different is the “scenario” in the AM 991.2 category, led by Ricardo Costa, who has José Barros, second place, just eight points behind, and also the Spaniard Jorge Ramirez lurking, although in a more “complicated” position. given the 16 points of difference. The weekend’s attention will, in principle, focus on the duel between this trio of drivers.