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Piquet Jr. Seals Grand Finals Title With Sunday Win

Nelson Piquet Jr. charges to Grand Finals Title with Sunday victory at Portimao…

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Nelson Piquet Jr. took victory in the second Lamborghini Grand Finals race, securing the Pro title in the process.

Piquet Jr’s No. 130 ANSA Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 finished ahead of the No. 101 Wayne Taylor Racing car of Kyle Marcelli and Danny Formal, with Formal closing up to 1.2 seconds at the line.

The Brazilian largely controlled the race from pole position, with second place in the opening race on Saturday to enough to clinch the Grand Finals title.

Milan Teekens and Marzio Moretti completed the podium, with Max Weering and Loris Spinelli coming through in fourth.

The Bonaldi Motorsport duo were points leaders coming into the event, but a lowly grid position for Weering forced them to come through the pack. The Dutchman made slow progress in his stint, but once Spinelli was installed the No. 61 car began rising up the order more quickly.

The Italian eventually made it up to fifth position and was moved to fourth in the results due to a penalty for Patrick Kujala, but it was not enough to prevent Piquet Jr. from winning the title.

Kujala finished fifth ahead of Billy Johnson, with the Iron Dames duo of Michelle Gatting and Doriane Pin seventh after a penalty due to contact between Pin and Giano Taurino.

In the Pro-Am category, the class victory went to the No. 146 Precision Performance Motorsports duo of John Dubets and Bryson Lew.

The pairing remained ahead of Emanuel Colombini and Emanuele Zonzini, with Lewis Williamson and Massimo Ciglia completing the podium.

The championship in the Pr0-Am class was decided on a tiebreaker between the two North American entries from PPM.

The No. 147 car of Bryan Ortiz and Sebastian Carazo tied on points with the No. 146 sister entry of Bryson Lew and John Castro Dubets, but a fastest lap by Ortiz decided the title in favor of the Puerto Rican pairing.

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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