C?rdoba race report

TC2000: Bugliotti in his land. Marcelo Bugliotti (Honda Civic), driver of the Pro Racing team won the seventh race of the T.C.2000 disputed in Córdoba in the circuit ¨Oscar Cabalén¨. Bugliotti shared the podium with his teammate Daniel ...

TC2000: Bugliotti in his land.

Marcelo Bugliotti (Honda Civic), driver of the Pro Racing team won the seventh race of the T.C.2000 disputed in Córdoba in the circuit ¨Oscar Cabalén¨. Bugliotti shared the podium with his teammate Daniel Cingolani (Honda Civic / Pro Racing) and the leader in the championship, Norberto Fontana (Toyota Corolla / TTA)

Bugliotti was really competitive during the weekend. He qualified third behind Ortelli (Honda Civic / HRA) and Martínez (Toyota Corolla / TTA). Ortelli won the first series on the track but he was disqualified because his Honda weighed three kilos less than the limit. Bugliotti who finished second in the track, won the series.

Bugliotti, benefited by the first place in the grid, took the leadership and never left it until the chequered flag after 54m.24s.122/1000 of competition. No one showed real fight to his Honda nº7 in all the race.

The second man in the podium, Daniel cingolani made another fantastic race. He started ninth and finished second and the most important is that he passed every car on the track. He won the acclaim of the public. First with the rough passed to his teammate Fineshi (Honda Civic / Pro Racing) and then with the great passed to Fontana in the fight for the second position. With this result Cingolani is sixth with 44 points.

The third place was for the driver of Toyota and leader in the championship, Norberto Fontana.

The ex-driver of Sauber in F1 started third and he took the second place in the first curve passing the champion Ponce de León (Ford Focus / Berta Motorsport). Fontana was second during 25 laps until Cingolani passed him. With the third place, Fontana took twelve very important points for the championship where he leads with 72 points, 18 over Bugliotti and Furlán (Mitsubishi Lancer / GF Motorsport) who shared the second place with 54.

Behind the first three were ubicated Oscar Fineschi, Walter Hernandez and Esteban Tuero who had to fight until the end with Juan Satorra (Ford Escort / Belloso Motorsport), Fabián Yannantuoni (Honda Civic / Pro Racing) and Mariano Bainotti (Mitsubishi Lancer / GF Motorsport) who originally was tenth but he was excluded by the Stewards becuase of a touch with Fabricio Pezzini (Ford Escrot / Berta Motorsport).

Gabriel Furlán came here second in the championship and with the idea of getting his first victory of the year but a mechanical problem in the series made him start the final race eighteen and finished in ninth position.

Marcelo Bugliotti dedicated his victory to his people present in the circuit. The winner stoped the car after passed the finish line and throwed his gloves, boots and his helmet to the public ubicated in front the pits.

Marcelo Bugliotti: ¨I`m very happy with the team because they gave me a great car that was fantastic during the race. This one-two of the team serves to follow in the good lane¨

Daniel Cingolani: ¨I`m very happy with this result, this is for the mechanics and the sponsors who keep suporting us in spite of the difficult economic situation in the country. The car was fantastic in spite of the problem with the rear wing. Because of this I just have to changed my way of drive¨.

Norberto Fontana: ¨I made a good start and that let me go in serch of the first, but the temperature start to go up and I decided not to fight with Cingolani. I knew that I had to took points and I did¨.

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Series General
Drivers Esteban Tuero , Norberto Fontana
Teams Sauber