Turismo Carretera race seven report

The Turismo Carretera presented its seventh race of the year June 9th in the providence of Buenos Aires. Qualifying was disputed on Saturday showed a domination of Ford in the first five positions with Martínez, Henry Martin, Silva, Occhinero and...

The Turismo Carretera presented its seventh race of the year June 9th in the providence of Buenos Aires. Qualifying was disputed on Saturday showed a domination of Ford in the first five positions with Martínez, Henry Martin, Silva, Occhinero and Acuña. The best Chevrolet belonged to Ortelli in sixth position.

On Sunday, the day of the truth, was very cold and cloudy. In spite of the weather, the people gave all his support to his idols.

Early in the morning, the first series won by Omar Martínez, second finished the last winner here, Diego Aventín also with Ford. Bugliuotti who doing his best job in T.C. quit with problems in his Ford when he was in second place

In the second series Henry Martin dominated. Acuña who started behind quit when he was in the fight for the first place. In the end Bessone (Dodge) finished second and Ledesma (Chevrolet) in third.

The third series was won by Silva after a hard fight with the champion Ortelli, who finished second.

After the series the domination of Ford was clear, but still must race the final competition.

At one o´ clock the final race started with Martínez in first place, followed by Martin and Aventín, but quickly the race was stopped because of the entrance of the pace car. In the third lap the green flag went out again always with Martínez first, followed by Martin. Ortelli was very strong with his Chevrolet, he passed Silva and then Aventín for the third place. The first ten laps passed without many situations in the first places. But the emotion came in the last fifteen laps.

This was maybe the best of the fifteen victories of Martínez in T.C. because he won running his own car without the economic support to win in T.C. but he put all his experience and capacity to do it.

The fight for the first place between Martínez, Martin, Ortelli, Aventín, Silva and Bessone was fantastic.

After the 24 laps of race Martínez got another victory for him in T.C. The number 15 more precisely.

Ortelli went to USA after the race to make a test before his debut in the ARCA series. Also he leads the championship over Martínez who is in second.

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Series General
Drivers Omar Martinez