San Rafael race results

After Qualifying yesterday and the fought wins in the shor races this morning by Juan Manuel Silva (Honda Civic) and Nelson García (Ford Escort Zetec), it was almost predictable that the action was going to be good at San Rafael in he tenth round...

After Qualifying yesterday and the fought wins in the shor races this morning by Juan Manuel Silva (Honda Civic) and Nelson García (Ford Escort Zetec), it was almost predictable that the action was going to be good at San Rafael in he tenth round of the 2003 TC 2000 championship.

Fabián Yannantuoni got his first overall win in the category at the wheel of one of Fineschi Racing's Hondas. Silva led for quite a while, until lap 44 of 50, when his gearbox broke. At that momento, he was being chased by García, but the Ford clashed and fell down to sixth.

Yannantuoni was driving with a solid style in second place, ahead of Guillermo Ortelli, Omar Martínez, Gabriel Ponce de León and Walter Hernández, all of them trying to resist a hard charging trio formed by Christian Ledesma, Marcos Di Palma and Oscar Fineschi. These three drivers were really decided to climb on the chart, and so they did, particularly in the last part of the event and after the retirements of Ortelli and Ledesma.

That lap 44 would be crucial in the final results as Silva stopped, leaving Fabián Yannantuoni heading the pack. The young driver started in TC 2000 when he was even younger and got a couple of wins back in 2001 when he was second in the Privateers championship. Since then, he has proved to be a potential winner several times until today.

It was an amazing fight for the podium places. García's Escort was pushed a litle by Fineschi, who crossed the line second. A very good job with the Chevrolet Astra allowed Marcos Di Palma to get his first top-3 finish.

Once again, private teams were better than works ones as it happend in Salta, for example. Gabriel Ponce de León (fourth here) keeps first place in the in the point standings with 86, followed by Norberto Fontana (sixth today ) with 81 and Walter Hernández tied for third with Juan Manuel Silva (68).

Round 11 will be held at Buenos Aires on 12th October.

<pre>  TC 2000 San Rafael Race Sunday september 21st.

 1 28 YANNANTUONI FABIAN        HONDA CIVIC     50 56;33.327
 2 11 FINESCHI OSCAR            HONDA CIVIC     50 56;34.269  942
 3 21 DI PALMA MARCOS           CHEV. ASTRA     50 56;35.058  1.731
 4  6 PONCE DE LEON GABRIEL     FORD FOCUS      50 56;36.375  3.048
 5  5 HERNANDEZ WALTER          FORD FOCUS      50 56;36.608  3.281
 6  1 FONTANA NORBERTO          TOYOTA COROLLA  50 56;43.021  9.694
 7 16 SATORRA JUAN PABLO        FORD ESCORT     50 56;43.615 10.288
 8 27 BEITIA CRISPIN            FORD ESCORT     50 56;44.511 11.184
 9 14 BAINOTTI MARIANO          HONDA CIVIC     50 56;44.671 11.344
10 29 INFANTE JULIO             HONDA CIVIC     50 56;45.905 12.578
11  2 MARTINEZ OMAR             TOYOTA COROLLA  50 56;46.582 13.255
12  8 FURLAN GABRIEL            MIT. LANCER     50 56;59.336 26.009
13 17 KERN NICOLAS              FORD ESCORT     50 57;01.889 28.562
14 26 GARCIA NELSON             FORD ESCORT     50 57;05.829 32.502
15 34 REX REX                   MIT. LANCER     50 57;08.049 34.722
16 33 MEIRINHOS SANTIAGO        MIT. LANCER     50 57;11.600 38.273
17 40 LORENZATTI FRANCO         FORD ESCORT     50 57;14.281 40.954
18 41 COHEN MATIAS              HONDA CIVIC     49 57;06.071  1 v
19 30 CORLETTA ROBERTO          FORD ESCORT     48 57;24.391  2 v
20 36 TUERO ESTEBAN             VW POLO         46 52;36.516  4 v
21  3 SILVA JUAN MANUEL         HONDA CIVIC     43 48;55.391  7 v
22  9 LEDESMA CHRISTIAN         CHEV. ASTRA     42 48;09.730  8 v

NO CLASIFICADOS 23 4 ORTELLI GUILLERMO HONDA CIVIC 30 35;08.366  20 v 24 24 BASSO MARTIN HONDA CIVIC 30 36;25.848  20 v 25 18 LOPEZ JUAN MANUEL ALFA ROMEO 146 28 33;14.843  22 v 26 42 CANELA OSCAR HONDA CIVIC 21 25;39.965  29 v 27 12 CARDUCCI LEANDRO HONDA CIVIC 16 19;55.047  34 v 28 20 ARMELLINI LUCAS CHEV. ASTRA 8  8;41.959  42 v 29 10 BUGLIOTTI MARCELO CHEV. ASTRA 5  5;29.521  45 v

Fastest lap: Fineschi, 1;02.435, vta 13         Promedio: 151.646  km/h. Winners average 140.072 Km/h. Edesma observeded because of dangerous driving

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Series General
Drivers Christian Ledesma , Norberto Fontana , Juan Manuel Silva , Omar Martinez , Guillermo Ortelli , Gabriel Ponce de Leon