Bacheta the record-breaker

In race 2 today Luciano Bacheta became the first ever Formula Two driver to win 4 races in a row.  Having qualified 3rd, it took Bacheta only 3 corners to take the lead on lap 1.  Having taken the lead, he came under pressure from 2nd placed Mathéo Tuscher, who for much of the race was faster than Bacheta, but Bacheta managed to keep the Swiss teenager behind him to take the win.  While it had seemed that Tuscher was building for an attack on Bacheta, he allowed Bacheta to get away when Bacheta locked up, surprising Tuscher and causing him to run wide.  It was nevertheless a great performance from Tuscher, and he should be able to build upon the experience, and could well be a Formula Two race winner soon.

Behind Bacheta and Tuscher's battle for the lead, Markus Pommer and Christopher Zanella had a great battle for 3rd position, with Pommer eventually getting the better of Zanella and pulling away.  Had the race been longer Pommer might have caught Tuscher and Bacheta to challenge them for position, but having spent so long in his battle with Zanella he was forced to settle for 3rd.

Results of Portimão Race 2

1. Luciano Bacheta 35:42.111
2. Mathéo Tuscher +1.514
3. Markus Pommer +2.267
4. Christopher Zanella +6.425
5. Dino Zamparelli +19.249
6. Daniel McKenzie +20.319
7. Hector Hurst +20.722
8. Kevin Mirocha +21.733
9. Victor Guerin +22.563
10. Alex Fontana +29.288
11. Mauro Calamia +32.353
12. David Zhu +44.624
13. Plamen Kralev +1:00.188
14. Parthiva Sureshwaren +1 lap
15. Max Snegirev +2 laps
R. Mihai Marinescu Retired
R. Kourosh Khani Retired

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