Este fim-de-semana é em Monza também para Filipe Albuquerque
A primeira prova do Campeonato Italiano de GT e Filipe Albuquerque, volta a alinhar com a Audi Sport Italia da mesma equipa com que se sagrou vice-campeão em 2011,
Ao volante do Audi R8 LMS, o seu companheiro e nada mais nada menos que o vice-campeão em título, Marco Mapelii.
Acabámos agora a qualificação. 3 e 1 para cada corrida.
"Ganhámos!!!! Foi uma corrida até a última volta. Ficámos a 0.2s do segundo ☺️
Prontos para a corrida. Vai ser a chuva e vamos arrancar de 1!
Hoje ficamos em 11. Tive um furo quando ia em 1... Depois na última volta fiz a melhor volta da corrida por prazer ☺️
Venha a próxima. 6h Spa
@audisportitalia @audi__sport #zeissdrivesafe
Today we finished P11. Had a puncture when driving P1. In the last lap i did the fastest lap for fun ☺️
Bring on the next race. 6h Spa
Monza - Manuel Pedro Fernandes - Troféu Abarth Selenia
Hora de partir para #Monza.
Time to leave to #Monza.
Arrivederci Portogallo, Ciao Itália!
Já em #Monza após quase uma tarde de viagens. Hoje já é dia de ir ao Circuito e começar a preparar-me para estes três dias de ação. Obrigado pelo apoio. As mensagens são bastantes e é-me impossível responder a todas.
Already in #Monza after spending yesterday afternoon traveling. Today we're going to the Circuit and get ready for some three day action. Thank you all for the support and kind words. My inbox is full and I won't be able to answer them all.
Volta Mais Rapida Abarth 595 AC 2015 Monza
Fastest Lap Abarth 595 AC Monza
Sabado 30 Abril
"P1 na primeira corrida, resultado muito positivo
Infelizmente era esperada uma maior concorrência mas alguns dos inscritos na minha categoria nao alinharam .
Ainda andei em luta com alguns 695 deu para me divertir mas claro esta nao era a minha luta e optei por fazer uma corrida tranquila sem exageros.
P1 in first race very positive result.
Unfortunately we were expecting more competitors but some of the drivers didn't apeared in this race.
I still enjoyed a bit fighting with some 695
but obviously this was not my fight and slowed up my pace a bit to guarantee a safe race."
Um pouco da ação de hoje de manhã. Sou o #31
A little bit of this morning action. I'm the #31.
Fim de semana em cheio.
Atingi o pleno.
Venci a corrida desta manhã, à chuva.
#Monza vai ficar na minha memória !
What a great weekend
Second race, P1 again. The weather is rainy.
#Monza will be in my memory for a while !
A Portuguesa com muito orgulho em Monza obrigado a todos.
Im very proud in Monza the Portuguese anthem above all. Thanks every one !
VC Power ,Vilauto , Confitec , Díbia , Manos Gráfica, V-Action .
Parabens Manuel Pedro Fernandes.
Algumas fotos do dia de hoje.
Some shots of the day.
Livro 45º Circuito Internacional Realvitur Angola Tintas Europa Vila Real 2015
Apresentação do livro sobre o 45º Circuito Internacional Realvitur Angola Tintas Europa Vila Real 2015
Foto Paulo Costa
Um bonito número 2000 AutoSport
0 a 24 de Agosto de 1977
2000 a 27 de Abril 2016.
Desde o Circuito de Vila do Conde em 1977 até hoje e junto do circuito de Vila Real que o que o Auto Sport me tem acompanhado ao longo dos seus 2000 exemplares.
Parabéns e obrigado pela companhia
O velho cabeçalho...
Agora na Gomes....
VW Golf Gti TCR CNV Francisco Abreu
Chegou o VW Golf Gti TCR com que iremos alinhar no Campeonato Nacional de Velocidade 2016. Esperemos que a rapidez esteja a par da beleza. Que máquina!
Boa noite Fãs do TEAM NOVADRIVER. Aqui está uma boa noticia a meio da noite. As 22 horas do dia 20 de Abril chegou o nosso lindíssimo VW Golf Gti TCR. Brevemente numa pista perto de vocês smile emoticon. GO NOVA!!
Hello TEAM NOVADRIVER Fans. Here is a good "night call"! At 22 on the 20th April 2016, our first TCR car has arrived to the workshop. The beautiful VW Golf Gti TCR will be seen on a track near you soon. Keep tuned. GO NOVA!
Fica aqui uma entrevista onde podem saber um pouco mais daquilo que vai ser a nossa participação com o VW Golf TCR no Campeonato Nacional de Velocidade 2016
Nova máquina para 2016! Fechem a Vasco da Gama por hoje ...
Teste muito positivo esta semana no Estoril! Após ter estado parado desde a última corrida no Estoril, este teste serviu sobretudo para ganharmos alguma rodagem e conhecimento com o novo VW Golf GTI TCR. Comportou-se à altura sem ter dado qualquer problema, algo importante nesta fase inicial, mas ainda com muito trabalho pela frente para termos tudo a 100% e a nosso gosto. Feliz por já termos conseguido rodar em tempos próximos daqueles que rodaram no fim-de-semana anterior no TCR International Series. Agora continuar a trabalhar por um bom início de época. GO NOVADRIVER!
Uma máquina com 330 CV
Radical European Masters Race Estoril 2016
Umas corridas muito interesantes ...
The first race of the 2016 Radical European Masters championship at Circuito Estoril, Portugal sees RXC Spyder and SR8 racers in the Masters Class go head-to-head with the evergreen Supersport Class for SR3s. For more information on Radical Sportscars visithttp://radicalsportscars.com/
Radical European Masters Race 2 LIVE from Estoril
Transmitido em direto a 24/04/2016
Radical European Masters Race 3 LIVE from Estoril
Transmitido em direto a 24/04/2016
DRIVE-IT DAY - Clássicos na Estrada
Hoje dia 24 de Abril de 2016, é dia de cumprir o DRIVE-IT DAY - Clássicos na Estrada.
A ideia é simples, fazer uma grande movimentação de clássicos por todo o país em todas as aldeias, vilas ou cidades, pois bem, foi o que fiz, como não podia deixar de ser o clássico hoje saiu da garagem e aproveitamos o dia…
Slovakia Ring ETCC 2016
Temos que continuar a trabalhar, porque a concorrência é muito forte, e vamos lutar amanhã nas corridas por bons resultados.
Não se esqueçam que no domingo podem seguir as corridas em directo no site do campeonato (têm o link mais abaixo).
A primeira tem o seu início às 9h00 e a segunda às 10h05. Ambas terão a duração de 9 voltas.
Obrigado pelo vosso apoio.
3º in the qualifying, which shows that we are working well as a team – I’m adapting well and Lema Racing gave me a very competitive car.
We have to keep work, as the opposition is very strong, and tomorrow we will figth in the races for good results.
Remember that, Sunday, you can follow live the races in the championship website (you have the link below).
The first will start at 9h00 and the second at 10h05 (GMT+1). Both will have 9 laps.
Thank you for your support.
Foi um fim-de-semana complicado!
Estivemos muito bem – a Lema Racing entregou-me um carro muito competitivo e eu continuei a minha adaptação, tendo conquistado um terceiro lugar, que me valeu uma subida ao pódio, e um quinto posto.
No entanto, todo o fim-de-semana ficou ensombrado pelo desaparecimento da minha avó na madrugada de sexta-feira, precisamente um ano depois do falecimento do meu avô.
É evidente que isto me deixou muito triste e gostava de dedicar este pódio de hoje a eles os dois pelo impacto que tiveram na minha vida.
Quero também agradecer à minha família por se ter disponibilizado para adiar o funeral da minha avó para segunda-feira para que eu pudesse continuar na Eslováquia. Soube muito bem sentir este apoio numa situação tão delicada.
It was a very hard weekend!
We were very good – Lema Racing gave me a very competitive car and I kept going with my adaptation with a third place, which allowed me to go to the podium, and with a fifth.
However, all weekend was saddened by my grandmother disappearance in the Friday early morning, one year after my grandfather’s death.
Obviously, I was very sad and I would like to dedicate them this podium for the positive impact that they had in my life.
I would like to thank, also, to my family to be available to postpone my grandmother’s funeral to Monday so I could end my racing weekend at Slovakia. It was very important to feel this support in such a difficult situation.
DRIVE-IT DAY - Clássicos na Estrada
No dia 24 de Abril de 2016
Vá onde for, vá de Clássico
Ajude a mostrar a importância da preservação deste património.
Faça o seu dia-a-dia de Clássico
Dia comemorativo dos Clássicos celebrado a nível Internacional.
Vamos levar este Museu sobre rodas à Rua
TCR International Series Estoril
A primeira corrida da TCR International Series
Via tcr-series.com or tcr-series.tv or on YouTube (search for TCR TV)
Crash, slides and surprise! This was qualifying in Estoril. Mato Homola, Pepe Oriola, Gianni Morbidelli, Dusan Borkovic, Stefano Comini
Gianni Morbidelli (winner): “Winning is always the best thing, so I am quite happy! I knew that it was key to preserve the tyres in the first part of the race and that is what I did. I also saw that Homola was a little bit harder on his tyres and figured that he would be in trouble. It was a nice and fair fight, because he was faster on the straights and defended very well his position, but eventually he started to feel the pressure and I could pass. It was about time, because Vernay and Comini were getting very close and I was in the uncomfortable position of having to attack and defend at the same time. The car felt good and I thank the team for the good work done to solve the power steering problem we had in practice and qualifying.”
Jean-Karl Vernay (second): “It’s a good result, the best possible in this race, and it’s good to score my first points. I had a good start but like Morbidelli, tried not to stress the tyres. The duel between him and Homola allowed me to get closer to them. Unfortunately, at some point, they had a contact and debris broke my windscreen, so I had to close my helmet visor to continue. Towards the end I was well-placed to use any opportunity that may come from the fight between the first two and eventually, I could pass Homola, even if I didn’t want to take any risk.”
Stefano Comini (third): “After free practice we completely changed the set-up of the car, and it proved the right thing to do. The car felt much better. My start wasn’t great as I wanted to avoid any problems and lost one position. The first half of the race was a little bit boring, but then things got livelier. I managed to overtake Pellinen and then Vernay and I joined the two leaders. Third is a good result, but we still have a lot of work to do.”
Gianni Morbidelli and his WestCoast Racing Honda Civic took their first win of the season in a lively Race 1 at Estoril, which heated up in the second half. Despite having had less practice mileage than his direct rivals, the Italian put in a great performance, trailing Mat’o Homola, who led most of the race.
The Slovak defended his position hard, but from mid-race onwards he struggled with the deterioration of the front tires and eventually had to surrender 3 laps from the end. Later he lost two more positions to Leopard Racing’s Volkswagen Golf cars of Jean-Karl Vernay and Stefano Comini, who clinched their first podium finishes of the year.
The Craft-Bamboo Lukoil duo of Sergey Afanasyev and James Nash took 5th and 6th, followed by Aku Pellinen and Pepe Oriola.
On his comeback to the series, Loris Hezemans was a good 9th, while the other Baporo Motorsport SEAT of local hero Francisco Mora took the last available point.
Oriola and Morbidelli are now on top of the standings on equal points.
The second race will kick off at 17:05 local time.
Start – Morbidelli takes the best start ahead of Homola, Vernay, Pellinen, Comini, Afanasyev, Nash and Oriola
Lap 1 – Borkovićrecovers to 10th after starting from the back of the grid
Lap 2 – Homola attacks Morbidelli at the beginning of the second lap and takes the lead; Gleason pits with engine problems
Lap 3 – Pellinen is passed by both, Comini and Afanasyev; Cerruti pits with transmission problems; Kajaia goes very wide on the grass but rejoins
Lap 4 – Nash takes 6th from Pellinen; Mora passes Rangoni for 13th.
Lap 6 – Rangoni stops at Turn 10 with an open wheel (front left); Cerruti rejoins the race
Lap 7 – Grachev passes Borkovic for 10th, while Mora fights with Kajaia for 12th
Lap 8 – Hezemans chases Oriola, who is eighth and hits the tyre pack at Turn 9
Lap 9 – Morbidelli is closing in on Homola and tries a first attack at the “esses”
Lap 11 – The fight between Homola and Morbidelli heats up, with the two making contact and driving abreast in the “esses”
Lap 12 – Morbidelli eventually manages to pass Homola in Turn 3; the latter is unable to resist also to Vernay
Lap 13 – Comini passes Homola for third
Lap 14 – Grachev passes Hezemans for 9th and they make contact
Lap 15 – Morbidelli wins from Vernay, Comini and Homola; the last thrill is a contact between Borkovićand Grachev who were fighting for ninth with Hezemans and Mora
Live from the paddock ahead of Race 2
It did not take much time to James Nash to find his way to victory in his return to Touring Car racing. After an excellent weekend in Bahrain, the Brit of Team Craft Bamboo Lukoil took his maiden win in the TCR International Series in Estoril.
The SEAT driver dominated Race 2 from lights to flag, beating Stefano Comini, who continued improving with the Leopard Racing Volkswagen Golf Gti and Gianni Morbidelli, with the WestCoast Racing Honda Civic.
The Italian brilliantly won a couple of duels, notably with Jean-Karl Vernay and Sergey Afanasyev, to take a second podium finish this weekend and grab the leadership in the points standings, albeit by a single point over Nash.
Afanasyev claimed an excellent 4th ahead of Vernay, Aku Pellinen, Davit Kajaia, Mat’o Homola and Francisco Mora, while Pepe Oriola finished only 10th, after struggling the entire race with a car damaged in a contact with Loris Hezemans at the start.
Start – Nash takes the best start after fighting with Pellinen, Comini, Vernay and Oriola; Hezemans stops after few meters, following contact with Oriola
Lap 1 – Morbidelli passes Pellinen for 6th; Nash leads from Comini, Vernay, Oriola, Afanasyev and Morbidelli; Kajaia passes Grachev for 8th
Lap 2 – Nash pulls away and creates a 2-second lead
Lap 3 – Homola passes Grachev for 9th; Borkovićand Tassi make contact and the former retires with a pierced radiator
Lap 4 – Oriola’s car is out of balance after the contact with Hezemans at the start; the Spaniard loses positions to Afanasyev, Morbidelli, Pellinen and Kajaia, dropping from fourth to eighth
Lap 7 – Homola passes Oriola, taking 8th
Lap 8 – Mora overtakes Tassi for 11th
Lap 9 – Vernay in P3 is chased by Afanasyev and Morbidelli
Lap 10 – Morbidelli takes 4th from Afanasyev
Lap 11 – Mora passes Oriola for 9th
Lap 12 – Vernay and Morbidelli are in a close fight, eventually the Italian passes the Frenchman for third
Lap 13 – Afanasyev passes Vernay as well
Lap 15 – Nash starts to lift off a bit but has everything under control and wins ahead of Comini, Morbidelli, Afanasyev and Vernay