Standings Portugal 2016

The final standings of the 2016 Portuguese Hillclimb Championship can be found here. On this page there are detailed points standings for the overall championship and also the catagories 1 to 6. Plus an overview of all the 2016 group winners.

Results Rampa Paul do Mar / Circuito Municipio da Calheta 2016

161112_pauldomarThe Rampa Paul do Mar / Circuito Municipio da Calheta was the final hillclimb of the year on Madeira. Gil Freitas and Duarte Miranda won the event and the local championship.

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Circuito Município de Porto Moniz – Rampa da Santa

161022_rampadasantaThe duo Gil Freitas and Duarte Miranda scored an important victory in the Madeira Hillclimb Championship this weekend. At the Circuito Municipio do Porto Moniz – Rampa Da Santa the team was declared victors with the smallest difference possible. After all timed races were completed they were exactly level with their championship rival Duarte Nobrega but because Freitas and Nobrega were fastest in the first timed race they won on the tie-break!! With one more race to go they now have an 11 point lead over Nobrega and a 13 point advantage over Felipe Freitas.

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Results Rampa do Livramento – Canhas 2016

Results of the Rampa do Livramento – Canhas.

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Results Rampa Senhora da Graça 2016

160724_senhoradagracaResults for the Rampa Senhora da Graça.

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Results Rampa do Caramulo 2016

160703_caramuloResults for the Rampa do Caramulo.

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Results Rampa Santa Marta 2016

160612_santamartaThe weather was great in Portugal this weekend for the Rampa Santa Marta, the fourth round of the Portuguese Hillclimb Championship. Two drivers were head and shoulders above the rest. Rui Ramalho had a great run in his Osella PA21/S but he still had to leave victory to Pedro Salvador. For Salvador it was his fourth victory in a row, although it was the closest yet. Third place was for Paulo Ramalho who could narrowly stay ahead of local Nuno Guimarães.

Category 2 remains the most exciting class in Portugal. Edgar Reis and José Correia finished 1-2 the previous event but at Santa Marta they were only third and fourth. Winner was Gonçalo Manahu with a small margin on runner-up Antonio Nogueira. Manuel Correia (3), Luis Nunes (4) and Helder Silva (Historics) dominated their respective categories.

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Entrylist Rampa Santa Marta 2016

160612_santamartaThe Portuguese Hillclimb Championship continues this weekend with the Rampa Santa Marta. A great entry of over 50 drivers is expected.
Pedro Salvador (Norma M20 FC) has won the first three events of the season but it rained in all of them. If it is dry this weekend maybe Rui or Paulo Ramalho can claim victory. In category 2 the last race was decided with just .027 seconds between Edgar Reis and José Correia. Antonio Nogueira skipped that race but the Porsche 911 GT pilot is back in Santa Marta. Manuel Correia (Ford Fiesta R5) and Luis Nunes (Seat Leon) appear to be the favourites in Category 3 and 4 again.

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Results Rampa Fregusia do Monte 2016

160604_rampadomonteOn Madeira the egional Hillclimb Championship continued with the Rampa Freguesia do Monte. Gil Freitas and his co-driver Duarte Miranda scored another convincing victory in their Porsche 997 GT3. Semog EVO Kart-cross driver surprised the other Porsche 997 GT3 team of Paulo Mendes and Roberto Figueira to take second. Just outside the podium were André Silva and his co-pilot Adriana Neves. With their Citroën C2 they beat many other more powerful cars.

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Results Rampa da Covilhã (Serra da Estrela) 2016

160529_serradaestrelaThe Portuguese Hillclimb Championship continued this weekend with the Rampa da Covilhã, better known as the Serra da Estrela Hillclimb. So far it rained in every race this year and it happened again at Covilhã. Luckily this time it was mostly on Saturday while the runs on Sunday were mostly in the dry.

Pedro Salvador absolutely dominated the event. The Norma M20 FC pilot took a 26 second lead over the opposition to score his third victory in a row. Rui Ramalho was on his way to second place but a flat tyre on his Osella PA21/S saw him drop back the order. João Fonseca (BRC CM05 EVO) surprisingly beat out Paulo Ramalho (Juno CN09) for second place overall.

Best touringcar driver was Luis Nunes in fourth. He really struggled with the setup on Saturday but on Sunday he drove a perfect race to win Category 4. Edgar Reis (Porsche 997 GT3) and José Correira (Nissan GT-R GT3) were evenly matched in Category 2. In every session just tenths of a second seperated them from eachother. There had to be a winner though and that was Reis. His lead over Correia was just .027 seconds! Manuel Correia dominated Category 3 in his Ford Fiesta ST while Helder Silva (BMW E21) was the historic driver and Category 6 winner.

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