With five riders from Portugal taking the podium at the Baja TT Dehesa Extremadura, the balance in this event, which scored for the European championships, both in cars and motorcycles and quads, can only be considered very positive.
In the competition, highlight for the absolute 3rd place achieved by Pedro Dias da Silva and navigated by the returned Vitor Jesus, at the controls of this VW Amarok and who finished 17s from 2nd place.
Although he did not win, with his Mini finishing in 7th place, João Ferreira navigated by David Monteiro was clearly the fastest pilot in the race, having today achieved the triumph in the SS, thus repeating the success of yesterday afternoon, but the accident in the morning and Saturday prevented him from fighting for victory.
Who was almost to the end in the fight for the absolute victory was the duo Edgar Condenso / Carlos Silva in Ford Ranger forced to give up following a mishap. Filipe Nascimento was also out of the race, occupying 3rd place in Category T3 and who was prevented from leaving for safety reasons due to a problem in the extinguishing system of the Can-Am.
The duo Fernando Barreiros/Sérgio Cerveira in Isuzu, winners of the Category T2 of the European Cross Country Bajas Cup, and the duo Michael Braun/Ivo Santos in Porsche, triumphed in the Open Category of the national competition, also climbed to the podium.
Still among the beautiful performances of the duo Henrique and João Lourenco that took this Mitsubishi Lancer to 4th place T1 in the national competition. The duo Alexandre and Rui Franco, completed the list of Portuguese drivers who finished the auto competition.
In the motorcycle competition, the official Sherco rider Rui Gonçalves was 7s away from winning the special of the day and ended the race in 2nd place in a competition where Christophe Lajouanie from Team Bianchi Prata was 6th. European champion Luis Pimenta started his title defense in the best way, winning between quads in a race where Madeiran Nuno Correia was forced to retire.
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