06 May 2016 — A whisker-thin 0.332 seconds separated Porfirio Dias Santos ahead of Antonio Tavares at the checkered flag for Dias Santos to take first place in the Braga Vasco Sameiro Abarth500 in Round 2 of the Trofeo Abarth Europe Season 2 series.
Dias Santos ran all of three laps total leading Antonio Tavares after being engaged by him on the first lap. After starting third, Dias Santos took the race lead on the first lap and controlled it to the victory, holding off Tavares by the hairline margin at the line.
Dias Santos moves up to second in the standings, one point behind Jose Branco. Dias Santos has two starts and led 14 of his 29 laps while taking the victory once.
Jose Branco made a final pass on the last lap for a third-place finish.
Branco drove the majority of three laps total pursuing Mark Carty after engaging him on lap 12, coming from as many as three places back. Branco cleared Carty and into third place on his final lap.
Branco moves up to the lead of the standings, one point ahead of Porfirio Dias Santos. Branco has two starts and finished as high as third.
Antonio Tavares took second place.
Tavares ran the majority of 13 laps total pursuing Mark Carty after catching him on the first lap. Tavares launched a prolonged challenge at Carty in the beginning, staying within car lengths behind him and keeping pace over an unbroken run of 12 laps. Tavares got around Carty and into second place on lap 13, and held it the remaining lap to the checkered flag.
Tavares is sixth in the standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as second.
Hugo Ramos made a final pass on the last lap for a fifth-place finish.
Trofeo Abarth Europe Season 2 series moves on to Round 3 in a week at Autodrom Most – GP. The series has 11 drivers competing for points in the championship.
Ramos drove the majority of three laps total pursuing Jack Hunt after catching him on lap 12, coming from as many as three spots back. Ramos passed Hunt and into fifth place on his final lap.
Ramos drops to third in the standings, one point behind Porfirio Dias Santos. Ramos has two starts and finished as high as second.