12 Sep 2016 — Nuno Gaiteira won second place in the Nogaro Skoda in Round 5 of the Skoda Octavia Challenge [SoAm] series.
Gaiteira drove all of 12 laps total leading Andy Bruno after being engaged by him on the first lap. Gaiteira fended off an extended challenge by Bruno in the middle stages, staying just a couple turns ahead of him over a solid run of 10 laps. Gaiteira held second position every lap from the start to the conclusion.
Gaiteira moves up to seventh in the standings, three points behind Ville Hartikainen. Gaiteira has three starts and finished as high as second.
Skoda Octavia Challenge [SoAm] series moves on to Round 6 in a week at a track to be announced. The series has 29 drivers competing for points in the championship.
Mark Carty leads the championship in a tight campaign over Hernan Hourmilougue, separated by just a few grid positions. The title continues to be challenged by Adolfo Onrubia, Porfirio Dias Santos, Andy Bruno, Ville Hartikainen, Nuno Gaiteira, Bruno Chacon, Manuel Alves, and José Sousa as well. The Top 5 places are an open battleground for 25 drivers in the running with two races remaining.