Porteiro Wins Estoril Race Two

Felix Porteiro took his second win of the World Series by Renault season after taking the feature race at Estoril

Porteiro Wins Estoril Race Two

The Spaniard, who also won on home turf in Valencia in June, dominated the mandatory pitstop race from pole position.

He moved over on fellow front-row starter Andreas Zuber at the start and was headed only briefly when he came in to make his mandatory pitstop.

After he emerged in the lead following his stop, he pulled out his advantage over Draco's Markus Winkelhock by more than five seconds by the chequered flag.

Porteiro said: "The start was very important. I got some wheelspin and then realised I had to move over on Zuber to protect my position. He was never in front of me."

Winkelhock finished second, despite emerging behind newly crowned World Series champion Robert Kubica after the pitstops. The pair battled for a couple of laps, before Winkelhock got through and pulled away.

Winkelhock said: "Robert just got some massive oversteer on the final corner, which gave me the possibility of passing into Turn One."

Zuber was running comfortably in second but a spin on the outlap after his pitstop meant the race-one winner finished seventh.

CLASSIFIED:

Pos  Driver      Team                   Time
 1.  Porteiro    Epsilon Euskadi        44:01.856
 2.  Winkelhock  Draco Multiracing Usa  +   5.554
 3.  Kubica      Epsilon Euskadi        +   6.866
 4.  Van Lagen   KTR                    +  14.653
 5.  Montanari   Draco Multiracing Usa  +  21.206
 6.  Pavlovic    GD Racing              +  22.936
 7.  Zuber       Carlin Motorsport      +  23.819
 8.  Pilet       GD Racing              +  33.384
 9.  Carbone     Eurointernational      +  38.830
10.  Rigon       Victory Engineering    +  39.157
11.  Pagenaud    DHG Saulnier Racing    +  39.460
12.  Power       Carlin Motorsport      +  39.953
13.  Pasini      Cram Competition       +  42.588
14.  Meneghello  Eurointernational      +  46.448
15.  Miguez      Pons Racing            +  50.474
16.  Fukuda      DHG Saulnier Racing    +  51.184
17.  Tedeschi    RC Motorsport          +1:01.063
18.  Bellarosa   Avelon Formula         +1:07.170
19.  Rees        Interwetten            +1:22.475
20.  Prost       Dams                   +   1 Lap
21.  Bennani     Avelon Formula         +   1 Lap

NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS:

     Driver      Team                   On Lap
     Gommendy    KTR                      18
     Maldonado   Dams                     17
     Sharp       Jenzer Motorsport        16
     Valles      Pons Racing              11
     Hanley      Cram Competition         10
     Pellegrino  RC Motorsport             5
     Fleming     Jenzer Motorsport         1
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