Engineers. Drivers. Twins.

Weekend at Algarve Ends With Victory and Podium

Again together for the race, Nicola & Stefano – and CRM Motorsport – joined the third round of the CNV at the famed Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, for a weekend that would end with a pole position, a victory and a third place.


The first great news is that Nicola was available to race this weekend, completing the successful duo that won almost every single race last year. Although the weekend started on Friday, it was on Saturday morning, during qualifying, that the Wolf showed to be ahead of the field. Nicola, Driver 2 of the weekend and therefore entitled to qualify the car for Race 2, improved the 4th place of Stefano in Qualy 1, by setting the fastest laptime on the 15 minutes qualifying session.

Starting from the second row, Race 1 went on mainly defending from the attacks of Abreu, while the three cars ahead started creating a gap, then closed due to a contact between eachother and a drive through penalty. Nicola, who was driving the Wolf GB08 after the pit stop, stayed ahead until the checkered flag.

Podio Portimao

It was actually during Race 2 that the twin showed their best pace, leading until just after the pit stop, when they were forced to fall behind in 3rd position due to a drive through penalty caused by an infraction during the pit stop itself. The luck of the first race was compensated on the second one, but the overall weekend was still largely positive for them, as in fact they are now only a few points behind the lead of the championship (despite not having raced the 2 hillclimbs).

Huge thanks to NunOrganistA, the professional photographer that performed some great shots of us racing and whose pictures are shown here and in the gallery.



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