Obera race results

Ortelli was the one to beat Obera, July 6th.- By being fastest all the weekned long with his Honda Civic, Guillermo Ortelli made everyone think that he was always going to be the man to beat in Obera for the sixth round of the TC ...

Ortelli was the one to beat

Obera, July 6th.- By being fastest all the weekned long with his Honda Civic, Guillermo Ortelli made everyone think that he was always going to be the man to beat in Obera for the sixth round of the TC 2000 championship. And so he was.

After the short races, he took the lead of the main event since the green lights turned on and was never challenged for the win int his place. In the first few metres of action, Lucas Armellini (Chevrolet Astra) and Norberto Fontana overtook the other car starting from row 1, the other Honda Racing Argentina Civic of Martin Basso.

Top contenders knew the pace could not be that hard because of tyre wasting, so they all kept quite close each other for at least half of the event. Rear brakes problems caused the retirement of Armellini when he was stretching the gap with Guillermo Ortelli. Some minutes later, Juan Manuel Silva left Esteban Tuero's Volkswagen Polo behind him and when Basso overtook Fontana, all HRA cars found in the first three positions. The champion Toyota fell down even some more places when he was slightly pushed in a corner by Gabriel Furlan (Mitsubishi Lancer).

Honda Racing Argentina team director Victor Rosso celebrated its first full podium with Ortelli, Basso and Silva heading a succesful trio ahead of Tuero, Furlan, Walter Hernandez (Ford Focus Zetec), Fontana, Fabian Yannantuoni (Honda Civic), Oscar Fineschi (Honda Civic) and Julio Infante (Honda Civic).

Rio Cuarto will be the town hosting the next round on 27 July. Norberto Fontana goes there with 66 points, followed by Walter Hernandez (57), Gabriel Ponce de Leon (55) and Juan Manuel Silva (38).

TC 2000
Race
Sunday, July 6th., 2003
Obera Raceway, 2.726 mts. <pre> Pos Auto Nombre Marca Vtas. Tiempo dif. 1 4 ORTELLI GUILLERMO H CIVIC 41 1;00:07.071 2 24 BASSO MARTIN H CIVIC 41 1;00:07.732 661 3 3 SILVA JUAN MANUEL H CIVIC 41 1;00:07.984 913 4 36 TUERO ESTEBAN VW POLO 41 1;00:08.235 1.164 5 8 FURLAN GABRIEL MITSUB. LANCER 41 1;00:09.006 1.935 6 5 HERNANDEZ WALTER FORD FOCUS 41 1;00:09.547 2.476 7 1 FONTANA NORBERTO T OYOTA COROLLA 41 1;00:12.738 5.667 8 28 YANNANTUONI FABIAN H CIVIC 41 1;00:12.956 5.885 9 11 FINESCHI OSCAR H CIVIC 41 1;00:16.947 9.876 10 29 INFANTE JULIO H CIVIC 41 1;00:18.141 11.070 11 17 KERN NICOLAS FORD ESCORT 41 1;00:19.107 12.036 12 41 FILIBERTI NICOLAS H CIVIC 41 1;00:20.088 13.017 13 9 LEDESMA CHRISTIAN CH ASTRA 41 1;00:20.228 13.157 14 26 GARCIA NELSON FORD ESCORT 41 1;00:20.642 13.571 15 21 DI PALMA MARCOS CH ASTRA 41 1;00:21.345 14.274 16 27 BEITIA CRISPIN FORD ESCORT 40 1 lap 17 14 BAINOTTI MARIANO H CIVIC 40 1 lap 18 30 CORLETTA ROBERTO FORD ESCORT 40 1 lap 19 35 "REX" VW POLO 36 5 laps 20 12 CARDUCCI LEANDRO H CIVIC 36 5 laps 21 6 PONCE DE LEON GABRIEL FORD FOCUS 32 9 laps Do not qualify 22 2 MARTINEZ OMAR TOYOTA COROLLA 27 14 laps 23 20 ARMELLINI LUCAS CH ASTRA 22 19 laps 24 10 BUGLIOTTI MARCELO CH ASTRA 20 21 laps 25 34 MOREIRO JAVIER MITSUB LANCER 19 22 laps 26 18 LOPEZ JUAN MANUEL ALFA ROMEO 146 12 29 laps 27 15 VUYOVICH NICOLAS H CIVIC 1 40 laps 28 16 SATORRA JUAN PABLO FORD ESCORT 1 40 laps

Winner's average: 111,547 km/h.

Fastest lap: Carducci, 1;21.935, lap 2, 119.773 km/h.

Martinez, Moreiro, Yannantuoni and Rex, drive through penalty due to jumping the start

Franco Lorenzatti and Julian Flamarique black flagges due to receiving external aid

Championship: 1. Fontana 66 2. Hernandez 57 3. Ponce de Leon 56 4. Silva 38 5. Furlan/Ortelli 31

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Series General
Drivers Martin Basso , Esteban Tuero , Norberto Fontana , Juan Manuel Silva , Guillermo Ortelli , Gabriel Ponce de Leon