03 Dec 2016 — Joao Botelho De Sousa took sixth place in the ES_P2 class in the Le Mans Multiclass in Round 5 of the EnduRacers Endurance Series [SemiPro].
After starting sixth, Botelho De Sousa dropped to 15th in the middle stages. Botelho De Sousa traded positions back and forth with Andrie Ambadar in a relentless fight for sixth from the early stages, running within a turn of each other over a range of nine laps and changing positions four times. Botelho De Sousa drove nearly equal parts leading Ambadar after being caught by him on the second lap. After losing the spot on lap 12, Botelho De Sousa passed Ambadar for the second time and into 12th place when Ambadar retired on lap 14, and held it the final half-dozen laps to the finish.
Botelho De Sousa remains in fifth in the ES_P2 class standings, increasing the lead over rival Mike Erickson to six points. Botelho De Sousa has four starts and finished as high as third.
EnduRacers Endurance Series [SemiPro] moves on to Round 6 in a week at Magnificent Park – Endurance. The series has 34 drivers competing for points in the multiclass championships.
Alex Freitas leads the ES_GT1 class championship. The title continues to be challenged by Paul Anstey, Ramon Llupart, Rafael Iwata, Joao Botelho De Sousa, Abhishek Dalia, and Fernando Silva. The Top 5 places are an open battleground for seven drivers in the running with three races remaining.
Fahn Thomas leads the ES_GT2 class championship. The title continues to be challenged by Barrett Erickson, Gilles Lalonde, Tobias Mueller, and Mark Carty. The Top 5 places are an open field for 18 drivers in the running with three races remaining.
Marcos Junior leads the ES_P2 class championship in a tight campaign over John Van Der Geest, separated by just a few finishing positions. The title continues to be challenged by Ken Jagger, Andrie Ambadar, Joao Botelho De Sousa, Mike Erickson, Len Venne, Carl Middleton, Scott Ring, Porfirio Dias Santos, Toni Talvitie, Marco Matias, Emerson Silva, Bruno Chacon, Rafael Iwata, and Ricardo Paladyno as well. The Top 5 places are an open field for 16 drivers in the running with three races remaining.