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André Couto in 21st place in the Touring Car World Cup

Driver André Couto was ranked 21st in the Macau Grand Prix Touring Car World Cup, a result short of expectations after a “race of survival”, he said.

The Portuguese who wears the colours of Macau faced “technical problems” in the race won by Frenchman Jean-KalVemay, with 2.1.325 minutes as the best record.

“It was bad for me, I’m not used to these places,” he lamented, explaining that he was not in his comfort zone.

The pilot, who has already won the Macau Grand Prix of Formula 3, the most important, in 2000, currently runs in competitions of Grand Touring.

Asked about his return to Macau next year, he admitted to being more focused on the upcoming races, both in China next week and Japan.

Second, 0.516 seconds from the top spot was Frenchman Yvan Muller, followed by Briton Rob Huff with 0.881 of the winner.

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