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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