Javier Echeverría takes Formula ABARTH race at Homestead-Miami

The competition was held on Monday, after being postponed by rain Sunday

After the Sunset 300 race Formula ABARTH powered by Panam postponement due to rain, here today held the first date of that category on the permanent circuit 3.588 km (2.23 miles) in length (configuration infield with curves 3 and 4 of NASCAR). Javier Echeverría was the winner of the exciting race, which according to the followers of the category is one of the best in living memory.

"I am very happy with this win. Last year we were at nothing to win a race and starting this season with a win, what better. The race was hard, took me very long, I felt that lasted a full hour, but (Fernando) Urrutia very well, coming in second and the truth to be his first race at the Pan Am did very well. I respected at all times when we were close and it was hard to keep it back, but in the end I kept the first place, "said the happy winner.

Fernando Urrutia, who finished second with a delay of only 54 milliseconds though turned the fastest race lap (1'20 .136), said: "It was a close race, we were all very attached. Starting from sixth place we could get to the first place in some laps, but we won the second place after a very good fight. It was a well deserved place. We'd already been singing since the preseason and this is a very fast track so that the differences are small. The first place we went just a point. And so go the whole season to take the title. "

Meanwhile, local Sebastian Ordonez who came in third place said: "Last year I ran here and also went well. This time we were seconds. Unfortunately at the beginning of the weekend we were unlucky, we could not go to practice because there was a problem with the transportation of my car, but we did what we could with the little time of warm-up today and we gave great the start, I think I spent four cars. "

He added: "He would like to thank Alfonso (Toledano), my team, my mechanic and my engineer Toño, who did much to fix my car. We have to improve some things, see what you can do to the engine to see if you can give us a little more straight where we exceeded a little, but add very good points and go around to the next. "

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Series Road racing
Drivers Javier Echeverria
Article type Race report
Tags abarth, homestead-miami