Liam Doran recovered from first day problems in Portugal to win round two of the FIA European Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.
In his first event of the year Mats Lysen finished second while Petter Solberg had an up and down event, eventually placing third when he too could so easily have won.
Alexander Hvaal had problems during the heats, but fought back strongly for fourth place while the super-consistent Davy Jeanney earned fifth and Timur Timerzyanov might have won but for a puncture in the final.
Andreas Bakkerud had a better time of things in Portugal, setting some fast heat times, and was unlucky to be slowed by mechanical issues in semi-final one.
Timmy Hansen didn’t have a good event, lack of grip in the first day compounded by a technical issue in heat four that cost him the chance of fight for a final place.
Knut Ove Borseth qualified for semi-final one, but engine failure after heat four gave his position to first reserve Peter Hedstrom who finished fourth behind Hvaal.
Anton Marklund was disappointed with fifth place in semi-final two, while Stig-Olov Walfridson’s new five-cylinder Renault Clio is gathering pace, fifth in semi-final one the reward for a weekend''''s hard work.
The trio of permanent drivers who missed the semi-finals were Ronny Scheveneels, who struggled with his Peugeot 207 all weekend, and the Albatec Racing pair Andy Scott (Peugeot 207) and Michael De Keersmaecker (Peugeot 208) who both learned new cars and will be looking to improve at round three in Hungary (May 25-26).