A full house for PROsport Racing and a Class Championship for Team Virage at Estoril finale

Sunday, November 14, 2021


There were extraordinary events at the final round of the Ultimate Cup Series from Estoril, Portugal at the weekend for the two Aston Martin Racing runners that rounded their European seasons off on something of a high.

Part time season entrant Team Virage returned with their young Mexican and AMR Drivers Academy racer, Jose Antonio Ledesma as he joined his third different co-driver in the series (Xavier Follenfant) for the final endurance race on Sunday to decide the winner of that Championship.

Joining them in Portugal were the PROsport Racing pairing of Rodrique Gillion and his driver coach Nico Verdonck for some late season racing in both the series GT endurance and GT Sprint races, all in preparation ahead of their proposed entry into January’s 24H of Dubai.

Over the course of Saturday, both Gillion and Verdonck enjoyed a clean sweep of class wins across the four Kennol GT Touring Sprint races to then back that up with a joint class win in Sunday’s four-hour NAPA GT Touring Endurance race. 

That obviously make for plenty of silverware for their flights home afterwards.

From the Team Virage side of things, Saturday didn’t go exactly to plan as an apparent heavy off for the Aston Martin during private practice made that unracable for Sunday’s finale, so in team family spirit they were able to borrow the other of PROsport Racing’s two AMR Vantage GT4’s from which Ledesma was able to follow the PROsport guys home second in class and that was enough for him to secure the Mexican the GT Endurance title.

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