Shinya Michimi took his maiden Auto GP World Series victory in the final race of the season at Estoril, while Super Nova International clinched the Teams’ Championship.
Michimi, who started third, took over at the front during the pit stops and never looked back, taking Euronova Racing’s seventh victory of the season by 3.698s from series debutant Luis Sa Silva of Zele Racing, while Antonio Pizzonia completed the podium in Portugal in the second of the Zele Racing machines.
Race 1 winner Tamas Pal Kiss took fourth for Virtuosi UK but it was not enough to snatch the Teams’ Championship away from Super Nova International, as Markus Pommer and Francesco Dracone both secured points for fifth and seventh that ensured Super Nova finished six points ahead of Virtuosi in the standings.
Michele La Rosa finished in between the two Super Nova entries in sixth for MLR71 by Euronova, while Andrea Roda could only finish eighth for Virtuosi UK, ending his chances of finishing third in the Drivers’ Championship.
Salvatore de Plano once again finished a lap down for FMS Racing, while Vittorio Ghirelli was an early retirement when his nose assembly detached from his Super Nova International machine.
Estoril Race 2 Result
|1||Shinya Michimi||JAP||Euronova Racing||31m02.608s|
|2||Luis Sa Silva||MAC||Zele Racing||+3.698s|
|3||Antonio Pizzonia||BRZ||Zele Racing||+5.208s|
|4||Tamas Pal Kiss||HUN||Virtuosi UK||+6.676s|
|5||Markus Pommer||GER||Super Nova International||+15.639s|
|6||Michele La Rosa||ITA||MLR71 by Euronova||+28.519s|
|7||Francesco Dracone||ITA||Super Nova International||+48.078s|
|8||Andrea Roda||ITA||Virtuosi UK||+53.171s|
|9||Salvatore de Plano||ITA||FMS Racing||+1 Lap|
|RET||Vittorio Ghirelli||ITA||Super Nova International||4 Laps|