Malaga racing driver Álvaro Fontes enjoying purple patch

Malaga racing driver Álvaro Fontes on the verge of championship win after successful weekend in Jerez de la Frontera.

Malaga racing driver Álvaro Fontes and his Dutch partner, Mirco van Nostrum, moved a step closer to claiming the TCR class of the Spanish Endurance Championship with a win at Jerez de la Frontera on October 4.

Fontes and van Nostrum’s car is sponsored by Euro Weekly News client The Purple Rain Lounge, a fusion restaurant and live music venue based in Altea. The distinctive purple livery is a striking sight on the racetrack.

Purple Rain Lounge
Sponsored by the Purple Rain Lounge in Altea

In the first race of the day, Sergio López took the chequered flag in the RC2 Junior Team CUPRA Leon Competición after Felipe and Rubén Fernández retired with a technical issue in the sister car with just 10 minutes left to run. Fontes and Van Nostrum had to be content with third.

However, the duo bounced back in race two, taking advantage of a mistake from Lopez to take the lead in their CDS Engineering Audi RS 3 LMS. They fended off pressure from Baporo Motorsport’s Amalia Vinyes to claim top spot on the podium. Third place went to Santiago Concepción in his PCR Sport-run CUPRA.

Following their successful weekend, Fontes and van Nostrum extended their lead in the series to 52 points over Rubén Fernández. The series will conclude with a two-hour race at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit on 13/14 November.

Alvaro Fontes was born in Malaga and has been racing at national level since 2005. He has competed in many prestigious events including the legendary Le Mans Series.

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