Turismo Carretera race four report

Dominion of José Luis Di Palma in Trelew. In the south of Argentina, more precisely in the city of Trelew, 1400km from Buenos Aires, had disputed the fourth race of the Turismo Carretera. All the weekend José Luis Di Palma and his Chevrolet...

Dominion of José Luis Di Palma in Trelew.

In the south of Argentina, more precisely in the city of Trelew, 1400km from Buenos Aires, had disputed the fourth race of the Turismo Carretera.

All the weekend José Luis Di Palma and his Chevrolet dominated the activity.

On saturday he made the fastest lap followed by the Ford of Omar Martínez who was very quick all the times that he go to the race track.

One of the news of the weekend was the début in the category of Gabriel Ponde de León with a Ford. The champion of the T.C. 2000 of 2001 made the seventh time in the qualify.

With the cold of the morning started the first series won by José Luis Di Palma (Chevrolet), second was Javier Balzano (Chevrolet) and third Daniel Cingolani with a Ford of the ProRacing team. The most relevant of this serie was the accident between ¨Lalo¨ Ramos and Gustavo Tadei, both with Ford. The worst part took the co-driver of Tadei, who broke his leg. In spite of the difficult moment lived in the circuit, all the drivers are just with some hits and in recuperation.

The second serie had the atraction of the fight between Martínez (Ford) and Marcos Di Palma (Chevrolet) one of the rivalities of the T.C. In the start Martínez won the first place and he scaped from the rest.

The fight for he second place between M. Di Palma, Ledesma and Spataro, all with Chevrolet, was really hard. Finally Martínez won, followed by M. Di Palma.

The third serie has disputed with a lot of wind in the circuit, wich complicates the job of the competitors.

Alejandro Ochionero (Ford) who started second passed Acuña (Ford) and won his seocond series since he is in T.C. Third finished the champion Guillermo Ortelli (Chevrolet). In this series the man of Dodge, Ernesto Bessone had problems and he finished in 9 position.

At 12:45 started the final race with J.L. Di Palma in first place. In the first lap a multiple incident with many cars, provocated the intervention of the Pace Car for one lap.

In the new start, J.L. Di Palma conserved the first place like all the race followed by Martínez (Ford) and Ochionero (Ford).

After five laps J.L. Di Palma had scaped from the rest and the interesting of the race was the fight for the fourth place between Balzano (Chevrolet), Acuña (Ford), M. Di Palma (Chevrolet) and Ortelli (Chevrolet).

It was really complicated the view and the wind in the track. After a lot of fight Ortelli could passed M. Di Palma for the sixth place.

Finally J.L. Di Palma won in Trelew. The ex driver of the Indy Lights is now in the conversation for the championship.

With four races Ortelli is the new leader in a champioship that has a lot of candidates.

Last week Ortelli tested a Chevrolet of the ARCA series in the oval of Leyland with the intention of be in some races this year. Next test of Ortelli will be in Michigan in May.

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Series General
Drivers Omar Martinez , Guillermo Ortelli