Sports Prototype Cup stars on Formula 1 support bill in Portugal

The Sports Prototype Cup thrilled a 25,000-strong crowd this past weekend (October 24/25) as it starred at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve before the Formula 1 Heineken Grande Prémio De Portugal.

In what has been a sensational sophomore year for the lightweight sports prototype series, a 17-car field took centre stage alongside the biggest motor racing category in the world to round out its season with two blockbuster races.

Exclusively for the Revolution A-One Trophy class, race one saw Michel Frey claim a commanding lights-to-flag victory at the second time of asking after a red flag halted proceedings at the end of the opening tour originally.

Converting his front row start into a lead that he never looked like losing, Frey produced a virtuoso performance to beat Morten Dons by little under a second whilst Jesse Menczer rounded out the podium in third for Excelr8 Motorsport.

Race two saw Alex Kapadia come to the fore as he powered his Mike Smith Motorsport/Breakell Racing Revolution to the chequered flag.

Taking over driving duties from Dons, Kapadia fended off the early challenge of James Abbott through the opening sequence of corners but soon settled into a groove and opened up a gap of more than a second to triumph, with Abbott and Richard Wells rounding out the rostrum.

Kapadia’s victory cemented his position as the top ranked Cup driver of the 2020 season as well.

Work has already begun on the 2021 calendar for the series, with a mix of national and international premium events set to make up the schedule.