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Race Report by Ricardo Monteiro
Round 3 of the Portugese National Championship was held at the track of Vizela. During both days we had very hot, sunny weather. The track was good on Saturday but at the end of the day it was becoming very bumpy.

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During qualifying rounds I had consistent driving and that put in in overall 3rd place after the qualifiers.

Qualification results:
1. Carlos Duraes
2. Miguel Matias
3 Ricardo Monteiro XRAY XB808
4. Tiago Aguiar
5. Fernando Almeida

Semi A
In semi A the track was becoming even bumpier which required very controlled driving. I was in 3rd when I had a flame out during refuelling, and that dropped me back to 6th place. Despite that, I was able to make a fast recovery and ended up in 4th place.

Semi A results:
1. Carlos Duraes
2. Fernando Almeida
3. Joseph Quagraine
4. Ricardo Monteiro XRAY XB808
5. Rodrigo Luis

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Main Final
Before the main final we had some troubles with the engine and I had to switch engines; for the main final I would knew that the car would be different. In the main final I had a good start but made too much mistakes because with the new engine the performance on the track was very different. Even with this I still managed to get an overall 5th place finish and still maintain a top 5 position in the national championship.

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Main final results:
1. Miguel Matias
2. Fernando Almeida
3. Joao Pedro Gomes
4. Joseph Quagraine
5. Ricardo Monteiro XRAY XB808

Ricardo Monteiro's Set-up sheet.

Championship overall:
1. Joseph Quagraine 336 pts
2. Miguel Matias 330 pts
3. Fernando Almeida 328 pts
4. Ricardo Monteiro 324 pts XRAY XB808
5. Joao Pedro Gomes 316 pts