By Chris King • 14 November 2021 • 21:48
Malaga's Alvaro Fontes wins his third Spanish championship title.
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On the first lap, the Malaga-born rider was already up into second place, but on the fourth lap, he overtook Amalia Vinyes, and gained the lead. From then on, Fontes totally controlled the race, staying ahead of Santi Concepcion Jr, who even went off the track in his effort to chase down both the Andalucian, and the Andorran driver, Vinyes.
Fontes made his stop after a marathon 31 laps, with a comfortable lead. Because of the time handicap due to the Jerez results, it meant that van Nostrum rejoined the track in second position. From there to the end of the race, the Dutchman drove very solid lap times, finally crossing the finish line in second position, just two seconds behind the winner, Concepcion Jr.
“I am very happy to have won my third title in a Spanish championship, and of course to have contributed to my teammate Mirco, and SPV Racing to become champions. I think I did a good first relay, which was my job as the most experienced driver. Mirco rounded off the task with a second place that tastes like a victory because of the time handicap we had”, explained Fontes.
He added, “I want to dedicate this title to our sponsors, especially Purple Rain Lounge, and friends, for their support. The Audi was never the best car, but we were very consistent, and the work of the SPV Racing engineers and mechanics was the key to our success”, as reported by diariosur.es.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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