El Zonda qualifying notes

Pole for Ponce de Leon at El Zonda Raceway San Juan, May 3rd.- It was a nice day at San Juan, the place at the feet of the Andes where, in a stunning scenery, the fourth round of TC 2000 will be held in the circuit of El Zonda-Eduardo Copello,...

Pole for Ponce de Leon at El Zonda Raceway

San Juan, May 3rd.- It was a nice day at San Juan, the place at the feet of the Andes where, in a stunning scenery, the fourth round of TC 2000 will be held in the circuit of El Zonda-Eduardo Copello, so famous for both its beauty and perils.

Fresh from his win in the last round of the series so far which also meant the first ever success for the Ford Focus, former champion Gabriel Ponce de Leon was fastest at the 3.24 kms. Track. A the wheel of his works Berta Motorsport car, he set 1.14.623 with an amazing average speed of 156.306 km/h. in this rocky mountain layout.

Always very effective when Qualifying time comes, Nelson Garcia took his Ford Escort Zetec to second place, 0.082s behind Ponce de Leon. The Honda Civic of Guillermo Ortelli was not far and will be in row two after making a lap only 0.113s slower than the poleman.

Walter Hernandez (Ford Focus) and championship leader Norberto Fontana (Toyota Corolla) were fourth and fifth and the young Fabian Yannantuoni (Honda Civic) was sixth in a great job in a race which is only his second appearance in several months.

Completeing the top ten drivers were Gabriel Furlan, who drives a brand new Mitsubishi Lancer, the works Chevrolet Astras of Marcelo Bugliotti and Christian Ledesma, plus Oscar Fineschi (Honda Civic).

31 cars will race the usual six-lap heats scheduled for 10:00 and 10:30 and the main event at 12:40 (40 laps or sixty minutes, whatever comes first).

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Series General
Drivers Christian Ledesma , Norberto Fontana , Guillermo Ortelli