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Fortaleza FW Grand Prix - Great fightback by Gabriel Browne to seal victory!
Posted On:  27/11/2009 12:00:00 AM
With 2 races on the final day of the Fortaleza Grand Prix it was all to play for. The overnight lead held by Alberto Menegatti (ITA 4) all but evaporated with a disastrous first race this morning, when he finished 10th. It was a race that Gabriel Browne (BRA 50) led from start to finish.  It would take a minor miracle in race 15 for Alberto to regain the overall lead - a reversal of the positions in the previous race would do it! 

Alberto led at the start - and "Biel" was down the fleet; however the young Brasilian fought back to take first place on the last leg of the race.  What a finish.  Alberto had to be content with second place in the race, and second overall in the event.  A consistent performance from Steve Allen (AUS 0) and a third place in the final race ensured he had final place on the podium.

An exciting finale to a fantastic Grand Prix which formula enthusiasts could follow live thanks to coverage on TV Uniao.

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