2000: Italian Winter Cup - South American drivers round two notes

One more time goods news came from Italy. Esteban Guerrieri won the Championship of the Winter Cup of the Italian Formula Renault. Guerrieri showed that the Championship of the Argentinian Formula Renault won two years ago, the third final...

One more time goods news came from Italy. Esteban Guerrieri won the Championship of the Winter Cup of the Italian Formula Renault. Guerrieri showed that the Championship of the Argentinian Formula Renault won two years ago, the third final position in the German Formula Renault and the recently result in Italy are only due to his great talent in the differents tracks around the world. All this results confirm that ¨Pechito¨ López is not alone. There somebody that follows him. Someone that with a victory and a third position in Magione, near to Perugia, put the Argentinian flag in the top again.

The Winter Cup is a short tournament of two doubles rounds in only six days and it is for the teams to could see the possibles drivers for next season. Esteban shone in the first round with a victory and a third place, and he arrived now as the leader in the championship and as favourite to win it.

The driver of 17 years qualified third for the first competition and first for the second.

About his perfonmance Guerrieri said: ¨I leave Italy very happy with this Championship. I would like to thank the Cream Competition, my family, Julio Gutierrez and Hugo Cuervo¨, about the two races the yound driver said ¨the first competition was hard, with wet floor, where I was to concentrate to not make any mistake, for this the Cram gave me a very good car. The second race was with dry floor and sun, I started in first place and I kept that position. I made a difference in the first lap and then I took care of the car where at the end I made a distance of 11 seconds and I marked the fastest lap¨.

But Guerrieri wasn`t the only argentinian driver champion in Magione. Andrés Ríos took the Winter Cup Championship of the Monza Formula Renault. Ríos, of 18 years, arrived leader in the tournament. He couldn`t finished the first competition, however in the second the third place gave him a very important championship to think about next year. ¨This is a fantastic day for me because I get this championship after a very difficult and hard season. I want to thank to Lucas Drudi who gave me this opportunity in spite of the poor budget that I had¨, secured the argentinian driver.

Less luck had the others two argentinian. While Matías Rossi couldn`t completed any of the two races of the Italian Formula Renault, Juan Manuel Passera only finished 12º and 9º in the rookies category of the Italian FR after started 13º in both races. The good news for him was that he will make a test with a team of the BMW Fomrula and also with a car of the Spanish Formula 3.

- 2° round of the Winter Cup of the Italian Formula Reanult
- November 22th. 2002
- Circuit: Magione (Italy)
- Lenght: 1650 metres

RACE ONE- IFR - MAGIONE
Pos. Driver Team
1°Robert Kubica Euronova
2ºEsteban Guerrieri CRAM
3ºAlexander Margaritis Weigl
AB.Matias Rossi ADM

RACE TWO - IFR - MAGIONE
Pos. Driver Team
1°Esteban Guerrieri CRAM
2ºToni Vilander RP Motor.
3ºBartyanI CRAM
AB.Matias Rossi ADM

CHAMPIONSHIP - WINTER CUP - IFR
Pos. Driver Pts.
1°Esteban Guerrieri 109
2ºToni Vilander 71
3ºAlexander Margaritis 65

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