22 Sep 2016 — Nuno Miguel Abreu started on the pole and led every lap on the way to a commanding victory in the Fuji Speedway ’82 GTP-C in Round 6 of the 1983 World Endurance Championship series.
Driving the Lancia LC2-84, Miguel Abreu drove all of 32 laps total leading Phil Brown after being engaged by him on the first lap. Miguel Abreu controlled the race lead every lap from start to victory.
Miguel Abreu is 12th in the standings for the series. He has one start and led 32 of his 32 laps raced while taking the victory once.
Jari Bruppacher drove to a fifth-place finish in his 500th career run on the rFactor sim.
Driving the Porsche 956, Bruppacher traded positions multiple rounds with Luís Almeida in a lengthy and unrelenting fight for fifth from the beginning, running within a car length of each other over a span of 24 laps. Bruppacher ran nearly all leading Almeida after challenging and passing him on the second lap. After losing the spot on lap 5, Bruppacher cleared Almeida for the second time and into fifth place on lap 7, and kept it the remaining 24 laps to the conclusion.
Bruppacher moves up to 10th in the standings, four points behind Ricardo Gomes. Bruppacher has two starts and finished as high as third.
1983 World Endurance Championship series moves on to its seventh and final round in a week at Kyalami ’79. The series has 15 drivers competing for points in the championship.
Matt Geddes leads the championship in a tight campaign over Phil Brown, separated by just a handful of finishing positions. The title continues to be challenged by Luís Almeida and Porfirio Dias Santos as well. The Top 5 places are an open battleground for six drivers in the running with one race remaining.
Nuno Gaiteira captured fourth place.
Phil Brown won second place.
Gaiteira ran nearly all of 29 laps total leading Jari Bruppacher after engaging and passing him on the second lap. Driving the Porsche 956, Gaiteira fended off an extended challenge by Bruppacher in the early stages, staying just a couple turns ahead of him over a solid run of 24 laps. After losing the spot on lap , Gaiteira passed Bruppacher and into fourth place on lap 2, and controlled it the remaining 29 laps to the conclusion.
Gaiteira moves up to sixth in the standings, 18 points behind Bruno Chacon. Gaiteira has four starts and finished as high as fourth.
Brown drove nearly all of 32 laps total leading Matt Geddes after challenging and passing him on the second lap. Brown passed Geddes and into second place on lap 2, and held it the remaining 30 laps to the checkered flag.
Brown remains in second in the standings, cutting the gap to first’s Matt Geddes to eight points. Brown has six starts and led 38 of his 123 laps while taking the victory twice.
Matt Geddes took third place.