With 2 races on the final day of the Fortaleza Grand Prix it was all to play for. The overnight lead held by Alberto Menegatti (ITA 4) all but evaporated with a disastrous first race this morning, when he finished 10th. [more] It was a race that Gabriel Browne (BRA 50) led from start to finish. It would take a minor miracle in race 15 for Alberto to regain the overall lead – a reversal of the positions in the previous race would do it!
Alberto led at the start – and “Biel” was down the fleet; however the young Brasilian fought back to take first place on the last leg of the race. What a finish. Alberto had to be content with second place in the race, and second overall in the event. A consistent performance from Steve Allen (AUS 0) and a third place in the final race ensured he had final place on the podium.
An exciting finale to a fantastic Grand Prix which formula enthusiasts could follow live thanks to coverage on TV Uniao.
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