Ortelli impeccable. Finally Guillermo Ortelli (Chevrolet) could obtain his first victory of this season in the Turismo Carretera. The three times champion had an unbeatable car during all the weekend. After the hard accident lived in the last...
Finally Guillermo Ortelli (Chevrolet) could obtain his first victory of this season in the Turismo Carretera.
The three times champion had an unbeatable car during all the weekend. After the hard accident lived in the last race of T.C. in Buenos Aires, Ortelli showed in perfect conditions and with the idea of win in the circuit of Paraná. And he did in a superb job with his Chevrolet.
In the qualyfing Ortelli showed his potential with the pole position, like he did a week ago in the T.C. 2000 race. Also Daniel Cingolani (Ford) made a great job in the qualify. The ex-champion of T.C. 2000 finished second and obtained his best result since the joined to the category this year.
On sunday Ortelli go on with his domination in the track.He confortably won his series, followed by Emiliano Spataro with another Chevrolet. In this series Ernesto Bessone finished third with the Dodge.
In the second series were almost all Fords in the track. Cingolani started in first but Silva passed him in the first curve. After this Silva mantained Cingolani in the back in spite of a little difficult in his Ford.
Omar Martínez won the third series, followed by the ex-champion Walter Hernández (Ford) and Javier Balzano (Chevrolet).
After the three series Ortelli semmes to be the big candidate for the victory, but the local Martínez had hopes to to fight the first place in the final race.
Ortelli started in first place followed by Martínez, Silva, Hernández and Spataro in the first five positions.
All the competitors, more then forty, passed without problems the first lap, but in the second an accident between Traverso (Chevrolet), Verna (Ford) and Robiani (Ford) made the the Pace Car entered for neutralize the race for three laps. In the new start José Luis Di Palma (Chevrolet) quit when he was in fifth position.
Bad result for a men that is fighting the championship.
After ten laps Ortelli keep leading without problems in the Chevrolet number 1.
In lap eleven the Pace Car entered again because of a crash in the last curve of the circuit.
A couple of laps later the race start again with Ortelli always leading followed by the two Fords of Omar Martínez and Juan Manuel Silva who semes to have some problems in the perfonmance of his car but he keep in race behind Martínez.
In the last ten laps the fight for the second position between Martínez, Silva, Spataro, Aventín and Marcos Di Palma was fantastic. The five drivers were very close.
After the 24 laps Gullermo Ortelli won in a race without many emotions because of the superb dominium of the champion who is back leading the championship with 90 points, followed by Ledesma with 86,5 and Marcos Di Palma with 81 points. The first three positions of the champioship are for Chevrloet.
Good result for Martínez and Silva who could finally obtain an important podium after three races without luck for him. For Saptaro, this would be his best result since he joined to the category this year, but he was penalised with 30 seconds because of a touch to Walter Hernández in the second lap.
The next race will be on June 23th. For that race Norberto Fontana anounced his début in the category with a Ford.