After the lunch break, the sky over Portimão remained cloudy but dry for the DD2 Masters Final of the Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy.
Henrijs Grube (LVA – Exprit – Team Victoria) kept the lead, closely followed by Romain Mangé (FRA – Tony Kart), Thierry De Jong (NLD – Kosmic) and Slawomir Muranski (POL – Tony Kart – 46 Team). In 5th, Rudy Champion (FRA – Sodi – PKS Competition) was on the pace. Grube accelerated from lap 5 to outrun Mangé, while Muranski managed to dispatch De Jong a little later for 3rd position. Antti Ollikainen (FIN – Haase – Haase Racing Team) was in the top fivr ahead of Priit Sei (EST – Tony Kart – TGT) and the less comfortable Champion. De Jong dropped back to 7th place. Alone in the lead, Grube increased his lead with each lap and took a clear victory 3,7″ ahead of Mangé, who was to be caught by Muranski. Sei managed to take 4th place against Ollikainen. Champion was 9th after a penalty, Bruno Dos Santos (FRA – Sodi) 12th, Christophe Adams (BEL – Sodi) 14th spoiler down and Damien Loiseau (FRA – Kosmic – KBK Competition) 17th.
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