29 Aug 2016 — Nuno Gaiteira captured seventh place in the Mugello Skoda in Round 3 of the Skoda Octavia Challenge [SoAm] series.
Gaiteira traded positions multiple rounds with Davide Caligiuri in a lengthy and unrelenting battle for seventh starting early on, running within a scrape of each other over a range of 14 laps. Gaiteira spent nearly equal parts leading Caligiuri after challenging and passing him on the third lap. After losing the spot on lap 5, Gaiteira cleared Caligiuri for the second time and into seventh place on lap 8, and defended it against pressure by Caligiuri the remaining seven laps to the checkered flag.
Gaiteira is 11th in the standings for the series. He has two starts and finished as high as seventh.
Skoda Octavia Challenge [SoAm] series moves on to Round 4 in a week at a circuit to be named. The series has 25 drivers competing for points in the championship.
Adolfo Onrubia leads the championship in a tight campaign over Mark Carty, separated by just a handful of grid positions. The title continues to be challenged by Ville Hartikainen, Manuel Alves, Porfirio Dias Santos, Andy Bruno, José Sousa, Hernan Hourmilougue, Ricardo Gomes, Alaoui Nassim, Nuno Gaiteira, Jose Pereira, C Naiman, Antonio Tavares, Luis Fernandes, Davide Caligiuri, Fernando Silva, Mateusz Stasiak, Arjen Weidman, Ed Jones, Luis Galvez H, Heinrich Florentino, Flávio Carvalho, Hugo Ramos, and Juan Farias as well. The Top 5 places are an open field for 25 drivers in the running with four races remaining.