The second and final day of the Baja Portalegre 500 saw the 17 crews remaining in the YXZ SuperFinale cover 350km spread over two special stages that were made more challenging by the onset of rain shortly before racing commenced.
As the fastest YXZ1000R on the opening day, it was Franco and Guilherme who led the SuperFinale competitors into the penultimate stage this morning, with frequent rain showers making for treacherous conditions and grip remaining unpredictable. However, it was the British pairing of William Buller and Chris McPhee who set the fastest time on the penultimate special stage to close on the Portuguese pairing in the YXZ open class standings.
Their challenge was to prove short lived, however, as an impressive drive from Franco and Guilherme on the fourth and final special stage saw them finish as the fastest YXZ1000R overall to retake the lead in the YXZ SuperFinale open class, an advantage they held to the finish. Their Portuguese compatriots André Rodrigues and Ricardo Porto Nunes were second in class, with Thomas Ziegtrum from Germany and Luis Vaz from Portugal third.
Alarcon Riviera and Javier, who were the fastest in the YXZ SuperFinale stock class after yesterday's two special stages, were first on course this morning, but it was the Portuguese crew of Francisco Palmela and Lauro Joaquim who set the fastest time on the opening special stage.
Spain's Luis Sainero Heredero and Amir Kouch were the fastest stock class YXZ in the final special stage, which was enough to see them secure the stock class win at the 2021 YXZ1000R European Cup SuperFinale, with fellow Spaniards Javier Alarcon Riviera and Francisco Javier in second place and Portugal's Francisco Palmela and Lauro Joaquim in third.