One more time Marcos Di Palma showed all his potential in the eighth race of the Turismo Carretera disputed last sunday in RÃo Cuarto, CÃ³rdoba. Â¨MarquitosÂ¨ is living a great moment. Last wendsday he made a big presentation of his new and very...
One more time Marcos Di Palma showed all his potential in the eighth race of the Turismo Carretera disputed last sunday in Río Cuarto, Córdoba. ¨Marquitos¨ is living a great moment. Last wendsday he made a big presentation of his new and very important sponsor and now with this victory is back in the fight for the championship. Also Bessone had a great sunday. He finshed second after five races out of the podium. The champion Ortelli made another good race with his Chevrolet finishing third.
He qualified second on saturday, he won his series on sunday. Di Palma was a clear candidate to win the final race. And he did. Bugliotti started in first place making his best job in T.C. ¨Marquitos¨ choose wet tyres, passed Bugliotti in the start and never leave the leadership of the race. The idol of Chevrolet`s fans drove fantastic to win his second competition of the year. Marcos is the first driver that repeats victories this season.
The second finisher was Ernesto Bessone, in a great actuation with the Dodge. In the series he finished second behind Martínez. He started fifth and in the second lap was second fighting with Di Palma for the first place. In spite of the efforts to get his first triumph of the year, he couldn`t with the great car of Marcos Di Palma. This second place is very important for Bessone after some races with bad results.
The third place of the podium was for Guillermo Ortelli. The champion was very competitive all the weekend. He choose slick tyres for the final race which complicate in the first laps, but when the track started to get more dry was the moment for Ortelli to use all the potential of his car. He had a hard fight with Etchegaray and then with his rival on the championship, Martínez.
Javier Azar (Chevrolet) and Omar Martínez (Ford) made both fantastics races. Azar finshed fourth, his best result in T.C. He started with wet tyres, he passed lot of cars in the first laps. Unfortunately Ortelli passed him in the last laps, loosing Azar the oportunity to be in the podium.
Martínez made the pole on saturday. After won the series, He should start third the final race, but a problem of last minut made him start from the pits. He passed 33 cars! to finish in fifth place.
Ortelli keep leading the championship with 123 points, Martínez is the big candidate of Ford with 116.50 points after the abandon of Diego Aventín with an engine problem. Aventín has 92 points.
The other candidate of Chevrolet for the championship, Cristian Ledesma couldn`t complete a good job in Río Cuarto. He was excluded of the series because he provoque a multiple accident and he doesn`t started the final race. After this victory Marcos Di Palma is third with 110 points.
Ortelli, Martínez and Di Palma seems to be the three with more posibilities after eighth races to win the championship.
The public accompany the T.C. like always. More than 10000 on saturday and 20000 on sunday in spite of the difficult weather.
Before finish this report I would like to remember the seventh anniversary of the death of the best driver ever, Juan Manuel Fangio who passed away on july 17th of 1995.