Armindo Araújo and Diogo Gago raise the name of The Racing Factory
Rali de Castelo Branco was very positive for The Racing Factory. The third round of the 2021 Portuguese Rally Championship and the second of the Clio Trophy Spain brought more victories to the Santa Maria da Feira team, with Armindo Araújo (Skoda Fabia Rally2 EVO) winning the race organized by the 'Escuderia' albicastrense, while Diogo Gago (Renault Clio Rally5) achieved the victory in the Spanish competition that, this weekend, visited our country. Ernesto Cunha (Peugeot 208 Rally 4) didn't finish the race after a despite.
At the end of the event, Justino Reis, Team Manager of The Racing Factory, was very pleased with the result obtained by the team. "All our drivers and staff are to be congratulated for this weekend that now ends. Only with everyone's commitment is it possible to achieve success, like we did here. Armindo Araújo proved here the favouritism he was bringing, taking his third consecutive victory in this rally. Diogo Gago, on a two-wheel-drive car, showed his pace and triumphed among a group of great drivers. A word also to Ernesto Cunha, who, despite not having finished the race, showed fiber and evolution", he highlighted.
Next weekend, The Racing Factory will be present in the first race of the FIA ERC 2021, competing with Aloisio Monteiro (Skoda Fabia Rally2 EVO) and Pep Bassas (Peugeot 208 Rally 4). "There is no time to stop. While we were in Castelo Branco with one team working, another is already on its way to Poland for the first race of the European, where it is hoped that Aloísio will have a good adaptation to the car on dirt surfaces and that Pep Bassas will get the first of many victories this season, in the European Championship."
The 77th Rally of Poland goes to the road already on June 18th and runs until the 20th of this month. The inaugural race of the FIA ERC will feature 14 specials and a total length of 871.36km, 202.76km of which will be timed.