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Brooks Wins a Fierce Battle to Take the Title for Citroën!
2020 Series Manufacturer Series - Stage 3 (North America)
08/09/2020

The third stage of the 2020 Nations Cup began on July 7. Citroën's Andrew Brooks (PX7-Deafsun) ended the second stage in 1st place, but Dodge's Jeff Gallan (R8G_LLOYDZELITE), who had been enjoying a wonderful return to form, was pushing hard for the top spot. Brooks failed to pick up any more points, while Gallan scored points in Rounds 24, 27, and 28 to pile on the pressure on the leader.

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The final race of Stage 3 on the Tokyo Expressway and featuring Gr. 3 cars saw Toyota's veteran driver Armen Aghakhan (TX3_Stagger) on pole, with Brooks in the second position on the grid. Gallan started 6th.

As soon as the green flag dropped, Brooks was on Aghakhan's tail, and passed him for the race lead on the second lap of Lap 2. Meanwhile, Gallan was expertly navigating the Tokyo Expressway -- a very narrow track with very little space to overtake -- to catch up with the lead drivers. On Lap 3, a fierce battle between Daniel Solis and Aghakhan allowed Gallan to squeeze past them both to move into 2nd place. However, Gallan failed to make up ground on Brooks, who had built up a commanding cushion. Gallan had problems of his own as Daniel Solis, who had conserved fuel up to this point, was all over the Dodge.

On Lap 7, Gallan pitted, while Brooks, Solis and Aghakhan followed suit two laps later. Then Brooks found himself another challenger, when Hyundai's Kevan Pounder (PX7-Windfire), who had opted for a no-pit strategy, came from nowhere to take the race lead. This caused Brooks' lead over the pack to all but disappear. Still, Brooks kept charging and eventually overtook Pounder on Lap 11. Pounder ended up slowing down Gallan and the others, allowing Brooks to build up a three-second lead.

On Lap 16, Aghakhan got on the inside of Gallan and passed him for 2nd place, but Gallan came right back and retook the position on the final lap. This allowed him to cross the finish line in 2nd, while Brooks cruised to the win. It was a fitting end to a magnificent series for the Canadian, and although it seemed that Gallan might pull off the impossible and steal a series victory from Brooks, it was not to be.

Rank Driver DR SR Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Rd. 9 Rd. 10 Rd. 11 Rd. 12 Rd. 13 Rd. 14 Rd. 15 Rd. 16 Rd. 17 Rd. 18 Rd. 19 Rd. 20 Rd. 21 Rd. 22 Rd. 23 Rd. 24 Rd. 25 Rd. 26 Rd. 27 Rd. 28 Rd. 29 Rd. 30 Total
1 Citroën PX7-Deafsun S S 313 333 421 323 335 345 422 358 285 430 344 - 376 - 390 399 - - 331 396 - - - 453 - - - 346 - 482 3393
2 Dodge R8G_LLOYDZELITE S S - - - - - - - - - - 332 368 - 362 318 451 - 387 - - - 296 - 470 - - 405 467 303 464 3374
3 Toyota TX3_Stagger S S 327 105 314 333 329 340 406 315 312 399 316 - 314 298 374 294 - 319 361 465 348 - 371 400 370 - 339 289 - 428 3213
4 Subaru PX7-Lamb S S 341 340 405 298 357 - 438 336 298 - 330 336 - 332 363 468 - - - 309 - - 387 - - - 294 224 - 446 3205
5 Hyundai PX7-Windfire S S 113 291 297 311 300 312 279 329 345 383 290 294 188 347 244 416 311 350 362 431 311 - - 418 336 198 379 415 285 374 3178
6 Porsche roadbeef S S 343 319 204 305 315 310 309 343 300 288 342 375 - - - 381 - 354 257 379 333 - 355 330 345 367 371 433 357 392 3055
7 BMW TX3_Originals S S 328 291 343 235 214 - 373 328 356 351 357 353 289 337 358 311 - 338 - 0 0 0 290 435 293 - 388 398 373 0 3038
8 Lamborghini MATE_mata-boy_ S S - - - - - - - - - 415 342 0 301 323 378 - - 370 - - - - 371 347 - - 364 - - 410 2997
9 Volkswagen TX3_Cooper S S 256 296 328 296 272 331 304 - 341 367 357 337 345 - 350 364 325 277 316 413 361 342 355 383 350 - 325 - 171 0 2950
10 Porsche R_Heck S S 357 310 297 - 349 - 211 343 360 272 - - - - - 0 - - 311 448 326 - 367 295 331 309 348 363 202 320 2935

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