Mike Jordan and Mark Sumpter scored another sixth place in the John Guest-backed Team Eurotech Porsche 911GT3RS during the ninth and penultimate round of the FIA GT Championship at Estoril over the weekend.

However, the second Team Eurotech car of David and Godfrey Jones failed to finish, posting a retirement after just over one-third of the race when a front wheel failed.

The challenging Portuguese track presented a new challenge for the team and Mike and Mark used the free practice sessions on Friday to learn the track and tune the car in to the circuit. In qualifying on Saturday, they posted tenth fastest time in the ultra-competitive N-GT category.

Jordan took the opening stint of the race and pulled off a daring start, charging into the top six by the first corner. "An opening just came and I went for it," explained Mike. In his first stint of almost 75 minutes, Mike ran strongly with the leading N-GT cars in of the Paragon car's most impressive performances of the season.

Mark took over after 75 minutes and ran a strong hour-long stint to keep them well in contention before the second pit stop. They held sixth place to the end of the three-hour race, which was an excellent result after Mike has taken the car out for the final 45 minutes of the race.

"The team did a great job and it all clicked really well," reported Mark. "It was a tough circuit to learn, so we were really pleased to run strongly with the pacesetters in N-GT."

The team will now return to England to prepare for the final race of the season at Monza over the weekend of 18/19 October.

 

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