Points and plenty of passing for Duncan in Portugal
Monday, September 20th, 2010
Superleague Formula – Portimao, Portugal
Race 1: Qualified 7th, finished 8th
Race 2: Reverse grid start position 11th, finished 7th
Portugal brought challenges for Duncan who reacted by moving forward through the field with a vengeance.
After qualifying seventh Duncan didn’t have the start he’d hoped for when Robert Doornbos pushed Duncan towards the pit wall leaving him no option but to lift off and lose positions.
From tenth Duncan overtook three cars to lie in seventh before the pit stops. A front left wheel nut issue caused a delay which lost two places. From ninth Duncan then gained another place in the closing stages to cross the line in eighth place.
Race two started with two storming laps that saw Duncan move up from eleventh place to an amazing fifth. Another wheel nut issue cost one place and a further place was claimed by Liverpool with a push-to-pass manoeuvre in the closing stages.
Duncan said: “Portimao’s an interesting track – really bumpy but a good experience. It’s been one of the best races for overtaking which can be tough in identical cars. I’d have preferred to have been battling at the front but it’s a good feeling to be passing so many cars in one weekend.”