21 Jun 2016 — Joao Botelho De Sousa took 11th place in the Hidden Valley Polo92 in Round 6 of the VW Polo Trophy Season 3 series.
Botelho De Sousa traded positions with Americo Martins in a persistent battle for 11th from the beginning, running within a couple turns of each other over a span of nine laps. Botelho De Sousa spent the majority pursuing Martins after being challenged and passed by him on the second lap. Botelho De Sousa launched a prolonged attack at Martins midway through, staying within a couple turns behind him and gaining ground over a continuous run of five laps. Botelho De Sousa cleared Martins and into 11th place on lap 11, and kept it the remaining eight laps to the conclusion.
Botelho De Sousa remains in seventh in the standings, increasing the lead over rival Porfirio Dias Santos to 84 points. Botelho De Sousa has five starts and finished as high as seventh.
VW Polo Trophy Season 3 series moves on to its seventh and final round in a week at Bathurst – Mt Panorama. The series has 30 drivers competing for points in the championship.
Ricardo Gomes leads the championship. The title continues to be challenged by Fernando Silva, Manuel Alves, and Nuno Gaiteira. The Top 5 places are an open battleground for seven drivers in the running with one race remaining.