Matias & Losi & RB Win In Portugal & The SetUps!

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Losi driver Miguel Matias has returned back to his dominating days of 1/8 buggy racing by top qualifying and winning the first round of the Portuguese National Champs at the Trofa Track. With his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 buggy, Miguel dominated the A-Main event by two laps. Rounding out the podium was fellow team driver Ricardo Monteiro finishing 3rd, and only 1/3 of a second behind 2nd place.

Check the Matias SetUp and the Monteiro SetUp!

Qualifying
Miguel Matias wins 1st and 2nd round of qualification. Already TD’d, he decided not to race the last round. Ricardo Monteiro won round 3 in front of Carlos Duraes and Rodrigo Luis. So overall TQ is for Miguel Matias.

Semi A
Miguel Matias won the race with Ricardo Monteiro 2nd crossing the line 8 seconds behind. Both made 43 laps with the fastest lap for Ricardo (26.434). Nuno Casal Ribeiro, Rodrigo Luis and Pedro Figueido coming from the 1/4 final will also bump to the main final.

Semi B
Carlos Duraes won the race easily with 42 laps. On lap behind are Bruno Boelho, Fernando Almeida and Tiago Aguiar. The veteran Carlos Cardoso will get the last ticket to the main final.

Final
We’ll see a total domination of Miguel Matias from the start to the end, finishing 2 laps ahead with the fastest lap of the final (26.548). Miguel was doing a 9 min refueling strategy and more for the last refueling. Carlos Duraes ended at a very good 2nd position after a strong battle with Ricardo Monteiro in the last laps. They ended with a gap of 0.3 seconds. Last lap was incredible.

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