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Former F1 star Norberto Fontana wins at San Juan for Toyota Former F1 star Norberto Fontana wins at San Juan for Toyota San Juan, May 4th.- With a terrific overtake in the final stages of the race, Norberto Fontana gave the works Toyota team one...

Former F1 star Norberto Fontana wins at San Juan for Toyota

Former F1 star Norberto Fontana wins at San Juan for Toyota San Juan, May 4th.- With a terrific overtake in the final stages of the race, Norberto Fontana gave the works Toyota team one more victory, this time at San Juan in the 4th. round of the 2003 TC 2000 series.

Fontana performed really well in the main race and his car left behind many others that were in front of him at the start. However, it was the moment when he overtook the leading Ford Focus Zetec of Gabriel Ponce de Leon the clear reason why he claimed another success for his tin-top campaign in Argentina.

There were two other drivers who worked hard to earn positions in dramatic form. One of them was Marcelo Bugliotti at the wheel of w works Chevrolet Astra. He was 24th on the grid, but he crossed the chequered flag third and with a secure place in the podium he climbed last year when he won one of the two races held at El Zonda-Eduardo Copello last year. His Astra wen really well and had no problem to win duels with most of the participants, including team mate Christian Ledesma, who was pushing for a runner-up result.

The other was Oscar Fineschi, whose private Honda Civic was consistent enough to get to the last dozen of laps (out of 40) with power and good tyres, besides a motivated driver who did not stop his attack to rivals until he was a firm second trying to resist the harassement of Bugliotti.

Christian Ledesma, Walter Hernandez, Gabriel Ponce de Leon, Juan Pablo Satorra, Gabriel Furlan, Omar Martinez and Julian Crespo completed the top drivers and will receive points for the championship.

Next round will be held on June 8th. at Bahia Blanca Raceway, 450 miles south Buenos Aires.

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Series General
Drivers Christian Ledesma , Norberto Fontana , Omar Martinez , Gabriel Ponce de Leon