Picho Toledano Scores Second Straight Panam Victory, Winning the GP of Guatemala GUATEMALA, Guatemala.- Second-year Formula Renault 2.0 racer Picho Toledano ( ...
Picho Toledano Scores Second Straight Panam Victory, Winning the GP of Guatemala
GUATEMALA, Guatemala.- Second-year Formula Renault 2.0 racer Picho Toledano (#7 FedEx Citizen) completed a remarkable double play Sunday, winning his second consecutive race at the Panam GP Series.
After scoring his first win at Mexico City to start the season, Toledano made it second victory as he led all 32 laps at Los Volcanes Racetrack at Guatemala Sunday afternoon.
Starting from the pole, the 17-years old Mexican had a great launch to the standing start on the 2.36 km circuit as he held the lead through the treacherous Turn 1.
Turning the fastest lap of the race with a mark of 1:14.423 (114.158 kph), Arturo Gonzalez (#9 Estral Unico Team / Monterrey, Mexico) finish in third place. Fidencio Guzman (#6 Dynamic Motorsport) finishes in second.
At the checkered flag, Picho captured a 2.665 seconds victory over Guzman. The win enabled Toledano to open up an 18-point lead in the championship standings.
After starting second, Hugo Oliveras (#11 FedEx Citizen) finish in 4th place. The Mexican has finished among the top 5 in all three events in '07 and he stay in second in the season standings with Sunday's result.
The Colombian rookie Juan Manuel Gonzalez (#34 Unico Racing Team) earned a fifth-place finish. A pair of promising young latinamerican racers occupied the sixth- and seventh-place positions in Sunday's finishing order. Colombian Juan Esteban Jacobo (#2 Unico Racing Team) crossed the stripe in sixth place while David Farias (#8 R/E Racing) was seventh overall.
Jorge Alarcon (#10 FedEx Citizen) finish in eighth place while Colombian Sebastian Martinez (#20 PARTeam) and the local driver George Hazbun (#22) rounded out the top-10 finishers.
The Panam GP Series will take a break. The series swings back into action June 1-3 at La Guacina Racetrack at Grand Prix of Costa Rica.