Nassim locks down series championship in Circuito da Boavista ClioCup

Stasiak leads most laps for win

Clio Cup '02
Circuito da Boavista ClioCup
26 Dec 2016
Luís Almeida

26 Dec 2016 — Alaoui Nassim secured the series championship with his run to second place in the Circuito da Boavista ClioCup in the fourth and final round of the Renault Clio Cup Season 3 series.

Nassim traded positions with Mateusz Stasiak in a long and persistent fight for second starting early on, running within a couple turns of each other over a span of 11 laps. Nassim drove the majority pursuing Stasiak after engaging him on the first lap. Nassim launched a prolonged attack at Stasiak in the middle stages, staying within a couple turns behind him and gaining ground over a continuous run of nine laps. Ultimately Nassim settled into second through attrition the seven laps running to the checkered flag.

The series championship was clinched this final round by Nassim with his second-place run. Nassim took the win in three of his four starts, leading 27 of 46 laps total.

Mateusz Stasiak raced at the front of the field most of all drivers, leading eight of 11 laps on a run to first place.

Stasiak drove all of four laps total pursuing Manuel Alves after targeting him on the second lap. Stasiak cleared Alves and into first place when Alves retired on lap 5, and controlled it the final half-dozen laps to the conclusion.

Stasiak finished the series seventh in the standings. He made one start and led eight of his 11 laps raced while taking the victory once.

Luís Almeida made his 20th start in the Clio Cup '02 and captured third place.

Almeida spent all of 10 laps total pursuing Alaoui Nassim after catching him on the first lap, coming from as many as three positions back. In the end Almeida settled into third the seven laps running to the finish.

Almeida finished the series second in the standings. Almeida made four starts and finished as high as third.

In the 20 career runs taken by Almeida in the Clio Cup '02, he has finished as high as third once. Almeida has taken the car to Circuito da Boavista three times. He turned his fastest laps yet, shaving 3.592 seconds off his previous best lap time.

Renault Clio Cup Season 3 series finished its season after four rounds spanning several weeks. A total of 18 drivers competed for points in the championship.

Alaoui Nassim won the championship, leading 27 laps and taking three victories in four races. Luís Almeida, Nuno Gaiteira, Matias Perales, and Roman Roppel rounded out the Top 5.

Manuel Alves logged three laps at the front in a fourth-place run.

Alves started the race in the third position and caught Alaoui Nassim for first on the second lap. Alves cleared Nassim and into first place on lap 2, and controlled it another couple laps toward the finish before retiring early due to accident trouble.

Alves finished the series 11th in the standings. He made one start and led three of his four laps raced while finishing as high as fourth.

RESULTS Click driver name for individual report
1 Mateusz Stasiak 11 25:39.632
2 Alaoui Nassim Atlantic Motorsport Academy 11 25:44.173
3 Luís Almeida Atlantic Motorsport Academy 11 27:17.671
4 Manuel Alves 4 Accident
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