29 Jul 2016 — Making his 10th start at Estoril ’88, Luís Almeida drove to a seventh-place finish in the Estoril ’88 AE86 in the fifth and final round of the AE86 Challenge series.
Driving the Corolla Levin, Almeida traded positions back and forth with Rafael Iwata in a lengthy and determined fight for sixth starting early on, passing each other three times over a stretch of 13 laps. Almeida drove the majority pursuing Iwata after being engaged and passed by him on the second lap. In the end Almeida settled into seventh the few laps running to the finish.
Almeida finished the series eighth in the standings. Almeida made three starts and finished as high as sixth.
AE86 Challenge series finished its season after five rounds spanning a month. A total of 18 drivers competed for points in the championship.
Bruno Chacon won the championship, leading zero laps in five races. Mark Carty, André Gomes, Rafael Iwata, and Porfirio Dias Santos finished within a race of the title. rounded out the Top 5.