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#151 ezequiel

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 17:59

The new Cruze in desguise

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#152 Anssi

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 18:09

Thanks...

#153 ezequiel

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 14:41

And the official presentation:

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#154 highdownforce

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 14:51

Great, we may see them on the Brasileiro de Marcas next year (I hope).

#155 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:35

Ortelli scores first win for the new Renault Fluence
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Guillermo Ortelli has taken the first win for the Renault Lo-Jack team's new Renault Fluence at San Martín, whilst Matías Rossi takes the championship lead for Toyota.
Former champion José María López led in the early stages in the Scuderia Pro Racing Fiat Linea, but retired with an overheating problem on lap 14, handing the lead over to Ortelli, who went on to take the win for the new Fluence in his first season with Renault.

Last year's Renault team leader Matías Rossi lept into second place one lap later, passing Mauro Giollambardo with the Sportteam Fluence of Guido Falaschi following through into third to deny an all Renault podium. Giollambardo dropped to fourth, but the strong result for Renault pulled them up to fourth place in the manufacturers championship ahead of Fiat.

Leonel Pernía was the best placed Honda driver in fifth ahead of Gabriel Ponce De León's Fiat Linea.

Rossi's second place moves him into the lead of the championship, despite no race victories so far this season with 63.5 points. Ford-YPF driver Juan Manual Silva, whom had finished in eighth place drops to second on 49 points, joint with Mariano Altuna.

Toyota Team Argentina now lead the manufactuers standings with 101 points, four points ahead of Ford-YPF going into the next round at San Juan in three weeks time.
01 Guillermo Ortelli 31 Laps
02 Matías Rossi +1.220
03 Guido Falaschi +2.786
04 Mauro Giallombardo +4.403
05 Leonel Pernía +5.630
06 Gabriel Ponce De León +5.954
07 Mariano Altuna +7.624
08 Juan-Manuel Silva +7.739
09 Matias-Munoz Marchesi +15.568
10 Norberto Fontana +16.069

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Good work for the new Cruzes in his debut., almost lead the race but his engines was overheat and both cars DNF

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Pechito López lead the race until the lap 9, when his FIAT Línea began lo leak coolant and the engine was broken.,


Willy Ortelli WON after 3 years with no victory!!

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#156 madrocker

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 02:03

Are these really different cars with different engines or just different bodyshells on a single base car ?

#157 highdownforce

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 16:58

Different cars, yes... engines, no.

You guys from the south, I've just heard that the Brasileiro de Marcas (Copa Petrobrás de Marcas) had it's first race canceled and the second one postponed because of of delays on the engine front.

Any possibly related news from Berta?!


Btw, looks like the Toyotas will came to the Brazilian championship. Those Renaults could be of good use too.

#158 ezequiel

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 21:26

Are these really different cars with different engines or just different bodyshells on a single base car ?


As Highdownforce said, the cars are different (both chassis and bodies) but since last year they use a spec engine, currently Berta 4 cylinder 2.3 litres, 310 bhp aprox, thou next year they are suppossed to change them for V8 +400bhp ones.

Highdownforce: I've heard no news about problems with the delivery of the Copa de Marcas engines from Berta.


#159 highdownforce

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 21:58

Thanks ezequiel!
So the problem might me other, the lack of interested($$$) parties for the series to take launch.

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#160 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 21:17

All the color of San Martín, Mendoza, the race debut of the Cruze
Here's the back room, which usually you can not see a race. In this case is a very special competition, this is the debut of the Chevrolet Cruze in the TC2000. I kept encouraging in www.facebook.com/tc2000chevrolet

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#161 saudoso

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 00:05

As Highdownforce said, the cars are different (both chassis and bodies) but since last year they use a spec engine, currently Berta 4 cylinder 2.3 litres, 310 bhp aprox, thou next year they are suppossed to change them for V8 +400bhp ones.

Highdownforce: I've heard no news about problems with the delivery of the Copa de Marcas engines from Berta.

And F1 is going the way around. :evil:

#162 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:14

Great, we may see them on the Brasileiro de Marcas next year (I hope).



Not so.
For this year, in Brazil you will run with our old Chevrolet Astra, a former Pro Racing of Argentina, the 2007 season .. that's confirmed, and the cars are already in Brazil.

After that, probably in 2012 you will receive the 2010 Vectra, a former JP Racing Team, which here and were replaced by the new Cruze.,

And all this would be to think with greater optimism possible., the Brazilian championship started yet, and already had two very significant setbacks.,


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#163 highdownforce

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 17:22

Not so.
For this year, in Brazil you will run with our old Chevrolet Astra, a former Pro Racing of Argentina, the 2007 season .. that's confirmed, and the cars are already in Brazil.

After that, probably in 2012 you will receive the 2010 Vectra, a former JP Racing Team, which here and were replaced by the new Cruze.,

And all this would be to think with greater optimism possible., the Brazilian championship started yet, and already had two very significant setbacks.,


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RvB, sorry to be so late, but thank you for your answer. The Astras were confirmed a long time ago indeed, but for some reason I've thought that the Vectra's would be skipped altogether as the next season will coincide with the marketing for the Cruze model in Brazil. But I was obviously wrong.

And you're absolutely right about the setbacks, and I'll go even further because as far as I know only the Civic had a test day [ picture ]. And only because Honda is being prepared by Metal Moro (Ford will be prepared by them too), set in Rio Grande do Sul, and that already prepares the Linea for the Fiat series.

JL (Stock Car V8) is yet to show the Astras and the Corolla, that I'm not sure if it will actually race full season.

#164 madrocker

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:23

Are they rear or front wheel-driven cars ?


#165 ezequiel

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 03:27

Front. Thou I don't know what are they gonna do next year with +400bhp engines.

#166 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 23:11

Mattías Rossi extends lead with win at San Juan

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Matías Rossi has extended his championship lead at San Juan, taking his first victory with Toyota Team Argentina from pole position ahead of 2010 champion Norberton Fontana.
Toyota Team Argentina driver Matías Rossi and reigning champion Norberto Fontana in his Ford Focus shared the front row after winning their respective qualifying races in the morning. The two drivers had a great start when the lights went out, heading side-by-side into the first corner.

The racing line favoured the pole-sitter Rossi, which gave the Corolla the lead from Fontana, with Toyota's Mariano Werner slotting into third despite a scary tail-slide on the first lap.
A crash on the first lap eliminated Honda Racing driver Nestor Girolami and Fiat's Emiliano Spataro, but the race continued with no safety car interruption.
There was more pain for Fiat, as José María López's race ended early, with the Fiat Linea pulling to a stop on lap nine out of fourth place, promoting Honda's Leonel Pernía.

Gabriel Ponce De León took over as the top running Fiat driver after López's retirement in fifth, and the top five remained in place throughout the race. The TTA Corolla of Werner was right on the tail fighting to get second place from Fontana throughout all 34 laps of the race, waiting for a mistake from the Ford driver, but with no success.

The biggest fight was therefore from sixth position, with Guido Falaschi the top placed Renault Fluence driver. The independent Sportteam Renault driver drove the race looking in his mirrors holding off a multi-car train throughout.

Falaschi first held off Mariano Altuna's Honda Civic for several laps, and on lap 18 when Altuna tried to pass Falaschi around the outside, the Ford-YPF Focus of Juan Manuel Silva snuck up the inside and into seventh place past the Honda and behind the Renault.

It took Silva another five laps before he was able to pass Falaschi for sixth position. Altuna meanwhile had his hands full with the pair of Peugeot Cobra Team 307s behind him. Facundo Ardusso charged down the inside on lap 23, forcing the pair wide and the second 307 of Juan Cruz Alvarez was able to get ahead of both of them.

ANOTHER NASTY RACE FOR THE FIAT'S.., López and Spataro both DNF..

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With two laps to go, the train behind Falaschi was growing bigger, with the Toyota of Bernardo Llaver, Ford's Fabian Yannantuoni and both the Chevrolet Cruzes joining the fight, but Falaschi held firm, losing just one spot to Alvarez's Peugeot and holding on to finish in eighth place.

Up front there was little to worry about, as Matías Rossi took a comfortable win, two seconds clear of Norberto Fontana. This was Rossi's first win since the 2010 season finale at San Luis with Renault, and the 27-year-old's first win with his new team Toyota Team Argentina.

Rossi extends his championship lead over 'Pato' Silva, as the series heads to Chaco for the next race in two weeks time.
01 Matías Rossi 34 Laps
02 Norberto Fontana +2.207
03 Mariano Werner +2.358
04 Leonel Pernía +12.957
05 Gabriel Ponce De León +15.384
06 Juan Manuel Silva +19.535
07 Juan Cruz Alvarez +23.426
08 Guido Falaschi +26.118
09 Mariano Altuna +26.817
10 Facundo Ardusso +26.8


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For few minutes, bot new Cruze lead the race., but was a mirage..,

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 23:22

The winners Podium.., young Rossi already won with 3 diffrents brands cars, Chevrolet, Renault and now Toyota!!

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:48

Matías Rossi leads Toyota 1-2 at Chaco
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Toyota Team Argentina prevailed with a 1-2 at Resistencia, with Matías Rossi extending his championship lead with his second consecutive victory.
Rossi won his qualfiying heat in the morning to secure pole for the feature race and had a good start, holding the lead into the first corner and leading all 41 laps of the race.

Rossi's team-mate Mariano Werner finished second, with the Honda Civic of Equipo Petrobras driver Leoneo Pernía on the final spot on the podium.

Chevrolet driver Christian Ledesma retired with mechanical problems whilst in fourth place, promoting Guillermo Ortelli up the order. A late battle between Ortelli and the Fiat Pro Racing driver Emiliano Spataro went badly for Spataro, with Spataro dropping places to finish in eighth.

Rossi now leads the championship with 124.5 points with Leonel Pernía in second, 43 points adrift.

Toyota Team Argentina lead the teams championship with 231 points, with Equipo Petrobras (Honda) on 178.5 and Ford-YPF racing now down to third with 152.
01 Matías Rossi 41 Laps
02 Mariano Werner +0.680
03 Leonel Pernía +2.766
04 Guillermo Ortelli +23.742
05 Mariano Altuna +24.115
06 José María López +24.305
07 Bernardo Llaver +24.687
08 Emiliano Spataro +24.995
09 Norberto Fontana +27.908
10 Néstor Girolami +28.389


The new Team "Río De La Plata HONDA" won the private particular Cup in the Chaco race!

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 20:21

Touring Car Times Magazine:
First career win for Canapino at Cordoba
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Agustín Canapino has taken his first career victory at Cordoba in the 3M Argentinean TC 2000 Championship, and the first for Chevrolet's new Cruze race car.
Canapino had started from pole after setting the fastest time in qualifying and then winning the earlier first qualifying race, with José María López's Pro Racing Fiat Linea sharing the front row.

At the start, the two were side-by-side through the first few corners, before Canapino's Cruze won out, slotting into the lead with the inside advantage at Turn 6 on the 4.045km Autódromo Oscar Cabalén circuit.
Former championship leader Juan Manuel Silva crashed out on the first lap in his Ford-YPF Focus. The 38-year-old was right at the back of the field after a DNF in the earlier qualifying round.

On lap two, Christian Ledesma in the second Chevrolet Cruze moved into second place ahead of López's Fiat, and the two Chevrolets began to pull away, until the safety car was called on lap eight to recover Leonel Laurrari's Orbis Seguros Racing Civic, which had spun off the circuit.

Reigning champion Norberto Fontana's Ford was up to 17th at this point, passing 14 cars in the first seven laps.

At the restart, the Chevrolets again pulled away from the three chasing Fiats of José María López, Emiliano Spataro and Gabriel Ponce de León, with Juan Cruz Alvarez's Peugeot Cobra Team 307 fighting off Championship leader Matías Rossi's Toyota Corolla in sixth.

On lap 15, the second best positioned Toyota Team Argentina driver of Mariano Werner spun out of ninth place whilst battling with Equipo Petrobras Honda driver Mariano Altuna. Werner recovered to finish in 15th place at the end of the race.

On the same lap, Emiliano Spataro, seemingly held up by his Fiat team-mate Lopez, moved up to third, with López dropping behind both Spataro and Ponce de León.

Two laps later, Peugeot's Juan Cruz Alvarez attempted to pass López for fifth after a mistake from the two-times Champion, but Lopez managed to defend the place with Alvarez running wide off the circuit and falling behind Rossi's Toyota.

Spataro, now unleashed from behind Lopez, closed down the once three-second lead of the two Chevrolets, and was right on the tail of Christian Ledesma on lap 21.

Disaster struck for Norberto Fontana with three laps to go
, with the Ford Focus pulling off with fire blasting out from the car's side exhausts, and out of 15th place.
Up front, after four laps of pressure, Ledesma slid wide at Turn 6 with Spataro moving up to second. Ledesma rejoined in third and fought off the other Fiat of Gabriel Ponce de León to secure the final spot on the podium.

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Spataro closed down on race leader Canapino, but couldn't catch the 21-year-old before the end of the race, with Canapino securing his first career victory, and the first for Chevrolet since Ledesma's win at La Rioja last year.
01 Agustín Canapino 28 Laps
02 Emiliano Spataro +0.672
03 Christian Ledesma +6.666
04 Gabriel Ponce de León +7.347
05 Matías Rossi +14.817
06 José María López +15.287
07 Guillermo Ortelli +15.556
08 Juan Cruz Alvarez +16.224
09 Leonel Pernía +16.729
10 Mariano Altuna +17.375

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 14:37

The 200 Km. Race of this year will be not in Buenos Aires.
The Race will be 21 of august in La Plata (Roberto Mouras)

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 13:22

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Fasachi takes win for Renault at Rio Hondo

Guido Falaschi took a shock win with the Renault Fluence at Rio Honda in the independent Sportteam entry, ahead of Christian Ledesma and José María López.
The Sportteam Renault led from start to finish, battling with the also new Chevrolet Cruze of Christian Ledesma in the early stages of the race.

It's the first time since 2005 that a privateer team has taken victory in the 3M Argentinean TC 2000 Championship.

Toyota Team Argentina driver Matías Rossi finished 11th, but maintains the Championship lead, now 40 points ahead of Honda's Leonel Pernía.

The Ford-YPF team continue to lose ground, with early season points leader Juan Manual Silva down to seventh in the standings and reigning champion Norbert Fontana down in 13th, 92.5 points down on Rossi.

The Championship now takes a month off before resuming at La Plata on 21st August.
01 Guido Falaschi 26 Laps
02 Christian Ledesma +0.805
03 José María López +2.085
04 Mariano Werner +12.659
05 Leonel Pernía +18.696
06 Néstor Girolami +20.111
07 Guillermo Ortelli +20.453
08 Juan Manuel Silva +20.911
09 Emiliano Spataro +21.168
10 Bernardo Llaver +25.252



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Posted 18 July 2011 - 22:27

young Guido Falaschi win in his 7º race in TC 2000

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The Batlle of Río Hondo!!

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:59

TC2000 with v8 2.7 litres, 430bhp spec engines for 2012. Controversy is strong, as the need to lower down costs as justification for spec engines is not valid anymore with teams complaining about how expensive TC2000 has become. HAZ Racing (Ford), EF Racing (Renault) and TTA (Toyota) were rumoured to leave (the teams, not the manufacturers apparently, which could continue with other racing squads). I think it's a real shame they're not coming back to multiple engine makers. With TC going for spec chassis and standarized engine parts in the near future, the Argentine main series are heading to an ashaming 'nascarization', being even more similar between each other.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 21:51

Alain Menu and Rob Huff to race in Buenos Aires 200 Km
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Chevrolet WTCC drivers Alain Menu and Rob Huff will take part in this year's Buenos Aires 200km during the short break in the WTCC season between Oschersleben this weekend and Valencia in September.
The famous Argentinean touring car race moves this year from the Autódromo Juan y Óscar Gálvez to the Autódromo Roberto Mouras in La Plata, around the Argentinean capital.

World Touring Car Championship leader Rob Huff will take part in the event for only the second time. Alain Menu will return to the event for the sixth time, and is a race which he won in 2006 when sharing with then Chevrolet driver Matías Rossi, whom now leads the championship with Toyota Team Argentina.
Huff and Menu will pair with the team's current drivers Agustín Canapino and Christian Ledesma in the team's new-for-2011 Chevrolet Cruze race cars, although they're nothing like the 1.6 litre turbocharged machines they drive in the WTCC.

Last year, Yvan Muller took part for the first time, finishing fifth on his first attempt, though will be giving the event a miss this year, with the Argentinean Chevrolet team only running two cars in TC 2000.

The race takes place this year on August 21st.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:53

Full entry list for the Buenos Aires 200km race released, with 38 cars entered. Race start this Sunday at 12:50 LT (15:50 GMT).

1 Norberto Fontana/Marcos Gomes Ford-YPF (HAZ/Berta) Ford Focus
2 Juan Manuel Silva/Jorge Trebbiani Ford-YPF (HAZ/Berta) Ford Focus
3 Leonel Pernía/Omar Martinez Equipo Petrobras Honda Civic
4 Mariano Altuna/Juliano Moro Equipo Petrobras Honda Civic
5 Mariano Werner/Esteban Guerrieri Toyota Team Argentina Toyota Corolla
6 Matías Rossi/Martín Basso Toyota Team Argentina Toyota Corolla
7 Emiliano Spataro/Carlos 'Cacá' Bueno Scuderia Fiat-Oil Combustibles (FP Racing) Fiat Linea
8 Gabriel Ponce de León/Emanuel Moriatis Scuderia Fiat-Oil Combustibles (FP Racing) Fiat Linea
9 Nestor Girolami/Matías Russo Equipo Petrobras Honda Civic
10 Nazareno López/Gustavo Micheloud Equipo Petrobras Honda Civic
11 Christian Ledesma/Alain Menu Equipo Oficial Chevrolet (JP Racing) Chevrolet Cruze
12 Agustín Canapino/Robert Huff Equipo Oficial Chevrolet (JP Racing) Chevrolet Cruze
14 Facundo Ardusso/Ricardo Risatti Peugeot Cobra Team (DTA) Peugeot 307 Hatchback
15 Juan Cruz Álvarez/Nicolas Minassian Peugeot Cobra Team (DTA) Peugeot 307 Hatchback
16 Mauro Giallombardo/Carlos Okulovich Renault Lo-Jack Team (EFSA) Renault Fluence
17 Guillermo Ortelli/Luis José Di Palma Renault Lo-Jack Team (EFSA) Renault Fluence
19 Fabian Yannantuoni/Juan Bautista de Benedictis Ford-YPF (HAZ/Berta) Ford Focus
20 Bernardo Llaver/Ricardo Maurício Toyota Team Argentina Toyota Corolla
21 Ignacio Char/Camilo Echevarria Toyota Team Argentina Toyota Corolla
25 Leandro Carducci/Ernesto 'Tito' Bessone DP-1 Team Ford Focus
26 Matias Muñoz-Marchesi/Marcello Bugliotti Peugeot Cobra Team (DTA) Peugeot 307 Hatchback
28 Daniel Belli/Adrian Chiriano Lanus Motorsport Peugeot 307 Sedan
30 Javier Manta/Esteban Gini Fineschi Racing Honda Civic
31 Oscar Fineschi/Pablo Otero Fineschi Racing Honda Civic
32 Rubén Salerno/Jorge Cersócimo JM Motorsport VW Bora
33 Gonzalo Fernández/Juan Manuel Centurion JM Motorsport VW Bora
34 Franco Coscia/Fabricio Pezzini Orbis Seguros Racing (Escuderia Rio de la Plata) Honda Civic
35 Damian Fineschi/German Suarez Orbis Seguros Racing (Escuderia Rio de la Plata) Honda Civic
36 Emiliano López/Ezequiel Bosio Scuderia Fiat-Oil Combustibles (FP Racing) Fiat Linea
37 José María López/Diego Aventín Scuderia Fiat-Oil Combustibles (FP Racing) Fiat Linea
38 Nicolas Traut/Nicolas Ursprung Riva Racing Honda Civic
39 Franco Riva/Fernando Etchegorry Riva Racing Honda Civic
40 Guido Falaschi/Esteban Tuero SportTeam Competición Renault Fluence
41 Martín Serrano/Hoover Orsi SportTeam Competición Renault Fluence
46 Daniel Fresnedo/Ignacio Moreira Uruguay en Carrera (DTA) Peugeot 307 Hatchback
48 Eduardo Bracco/Gustavo der Ohanessian Vitelli Competición Renault Mégane II
49 Sebastián Martínez/Alejandro Chawan Vitelli Competición Renault Mégane II
50 Pedro Gentile/Gastón Crusitta JP Racing Chevrolet Vectra



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Posted 20 August 2011 - 21:52

Werner & Guerrieri secure Buenos Aires pole position!
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Mariano Werner and Esteban Guerrieri have taken pole position for tomorrow's Buenos Aires 200km, ahead of team-mates Matías Rossi and Martín Basso giving Toyota Team Argentina a 1-2 on the grid.
Werner's best lap was a 1:27.217, four-tenths of a second faster than his championship leading team-mate which put the Toyota Corolla on pole position.

Closest to the Toyotas was Nestor Girolami and Matías Russo in the Equipo Petrobras Honda Civic, leading off an all Honda second row with Leonel Pernía & Omar Martinez fourth.

Agustín Canapino and Rob Huff qualified in fifth place for Chevrolet, just ahead of Ignacio Char & Camilo Echevarria's Toyota.

Two-time TC 2000 champion José María López and Diego Aventin were seventh fastest and the top placed Fiat, just ahead of the series most recent new race winner Guido Falaschi, the highest qualifying Renault Fluence sharing with Esteban Tuero.

The fifth row will be led by Christian Ledesma and Alain Menu's Chevrolet Cruze, with Facundo Ardusso and Ricardo Rissatti starting tenth in the Peugeot Cobra Team 307.

The two works Renault Fluences of the Renault LoJack team just missed the top ten and will start 11th and 12th, with the Fiat Linea of Emiliano Spataro and Cacá Bueno starting 15th and Juan Cruz Álvarez and Nicolas Minassian in 19th for Peugeot.

The race starts at 12:52 local time tomorrow.
01 Werner/Guerrieri 1:27.217
02 Rossi/Basso +0.414
03 Girolami/Russo +0.483
04 Pernía/Martinez +0.762
05 Canapino/Huff +0.765
06 Char/Echervarria +0.774
07 López/Aventin +0.925
08 Falaschi/Tuero +0.933
09 Ledesma/Menu +0.953
10 Ardusso/Rissatti +1.000


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Werner & Guerrieri victorious at the Buenos Aires 200km

Toyota Team Argentina's Mariano Werner along with Esteban Guerrieri won the team's third consecutive Buenos Aires 200km race, whilst the retirement of championship leader Matías Rossi closes up the championship.

Werner and Rossi pulled away at the start, building up a lead on the third placed Honda Civic of Nestor Girolami. On lap 18, Rossi had to pit early with a steering problem and hand the car over to Martín Basso. Unfortunately the problem wasn't resolved, and the Corolla retired six laps later, which sees Rossi remain on 144.5 points in the TC 2000 standings.

The Fiat team went for an alternate strategy, with Diego Aventin starting the race in the No.37 Fiat Linea, with José María López doing the last stint on new tyres. The double champion caught Guerrieri, but wasn't able to pass the single seater expert, and had to settle for second.

Equipo Petrobras's Leonel Pernía and Omar Martinez finished on the final podium position, and with this result Pernía closes to just 15 points off of Toyota's Matías Rossi in the standings, with the other Toyota of Mariano Werner just six points further behind.

Ignacio Char along with Camilo Echevarría took his best finish in the series with fourth for Toyota, with the two Renault LoJack Team Fluences of Guillermo Ortelli/Luis José Di Palma & Mauro Giallombardo/Carlos Okulovich finishing fifth and sixth.

Emiliano Spataro and Cacá Bueno finished in seventh place in their Fiat Linea, with reigning champion Norberto Fontana with Marco Gomes taking the final spot in the top ten, despite Gomes earning the No.1 Ford-YPF Focus a drive through penalty after jumping the start.

A technical problem for the Chevrolet Cruze of Agustín Canapino and Rob Huff as the WTCC points leader was heading out to the grid saw Huff forced to start from the pit lane. Huff made up 20 positions from the back of the grid in the race, but unfortunately the car finally broke down soon after Canapino took over.

Alain Menu had started the other Chevrolet Cruze and was running well in the early stages, but a gearbox failure when the car was handed over to series regular Christian Ledesma meant the weekend was one to forget for the Equipo Oficial Chevrolet team.

The next round of the championship is at Trelew on September 11th.
01 Werner/Guerrieri 47 Laps
02 JM López/Aventin +7.413
03 Pernía/Martinez +42.193
04 Char/Echevarría +53.925
05 Ortelli/Di Palma +54.296
06 Giallombardo/Okulovich +57.616
07 Spataro/Bueno +57.816
08 E López/Bosio +1:15.850
09 Falaschi/Tuero
10 Fontana/Gomes


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#178 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 22:22

Toyota, Werner & Guerrieri victorious at the Buenos Aires 200km
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Toyota Team Argentina's Mariano Werner along with Esteban Guerrieri won the team's third consecutive Buenos Aires 200km race, whilst the retirement of championship leader Matías Rossi closes up the championship.
Werner and Rossi pulled away at the start, building up a lead on the third placed Honda Civic of Nestor Girolami. On lap 18, Rossi had to pit early with a steering problem and hand the car over to Martín Basso. Unfortunately the problem wasn't resolved, and the Corolla retired six laps later, which sees Rossi remain on 144.5 points in the TC 2000 standings.

The Fiat team went for an alternate strategy, with Diego Aventin starting the race in the No.37 Fiat Linea, with José María López doing the last stint on new tyres. The double champion caught Guerrieri, but wasn't able to pass the single seater expert, and had to settle for second.

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Equipo Petrobras's Leonel Pernía and Omar Martinez finished on the final podium position, and with this result Pernía closes to just 15 points off of Toyota's Matías Rossi in the standings, with the other Toyota of Mariano Werner just six points further behind.

Ignacio Char along with Camilo Echevarría took his best finish in the series with fourth for Toyota, with the two Renault LoJack Team Fluences of Guillermo Ortelli/Luis José Di Palma & Mauro Giallombardo/Carlos Okulovich finishing fifth and sixth.

Emiliano Spataro and Cacá Bueno finished in seventh place in their Fiat Linea, with reigning champion Norberto Fontana with Marco Gomes taking the final spot in the top ten, despite Gomes earning the No.1 Ford-YPF Focus a drive through penalty after jumping the start.

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A technical problem for the Chevrolet Cruze of Agustín Canapino and Rob Huff as the WTCC points leader was heading out to the grid saw Huff forced to start from the pit lane. Huff made up 20 positions from the back of the grid in the race, but unfortunately the car finally broke down soon after Canapino took over.

Alain Menu had started the other Chevrolet Cruze and was running well in the early stages, but a gearbox failure when the car was handed over to series regular Christian Ledesma meant the weekend was one to forget for the Equipo Oficial Chevrolet team.

The next round of the championship is at Trelew on September 11th.
01 Werner/Guerrieri 47 Laps
02 JM López/Aventin +7.413
03 Pernía/Martinez +42.193
04 Char/Echevarría +53.925
05 Ortelli/Di Palma +54.296
06 Giallombardo/Okulovich +57.616
07 Spataro/Bueno +57.816
08 E López/Bosio +1:15.850
09 Falaschi/Tuero
10 Fontana/Gomes

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#179 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 16:51

Pit stop - changing driver and tires

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#180 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 17:16

Change of tires and driver: Trebbiani x Silva, Team Ford
Relived in this sequence the arrest of Ford Focus # 2 during the 200 miles, when he left the Trebbiano Jorge Juan Manuel Silva chair.
As the guest had reported a growing leg in the car trunk after the 20 laps he had to lead, Silva chose to change the covers delanteras.Todo the team joined in the effort to solve the problem and return the car to track it soon as possible.
As Norberto Fontana, ready to ride your machine two laps later, he collaborated in the work as you can see in the sequence:

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#181 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 18:04

Agustín Canapino takes second win for Chevrolet at Trelew
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Agustín Canapino has taken his second career TC 2000 victory at Trelew for Chevrolet ahead of Néstor Girolami, whilst a third place for Mariano Werner sees him close up in the championship standings.
Canapino won his qualifying heat in the morning to ensure a pole position grid spot, whilst Ford-YPF's Fabian Yannantuoni took the second sprint win to share the front row.

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Equipo Petrobras driver Néstor Girolami started well from row two along with Mariano Werner to move up into second and third and chased down the 21-year-old Chevrolet driver from Arrecifes, Argentina.

There was a short safety car period on lap 14 as one of the independent Renault Méganes span out. At the restart, Peugeot Cobra Team driver Facundo Ardusso and Equipo Petrobras's Mariano Altuna made contact, both careering off the track whilst fighting for the outside of the top ten positions. The off dropped them down to the back of the pack, never to recover.

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The two Fiat Lineas of Emiliano Spataro and José María López continued to battle hard for ninth place, with López clearly held up behind his team-mate. On lap 16 after a light tap to the rear of Spataro's Linea, López snuck through into ninth and closed in on Toyota driver Matías Rossi, but was unable to pass the championship leader before the finish.

Canapino went on to take the second victory both for himself and Equipo Oficial Chevrolet's new Cruze, with Girolami in second and Werner third.

With Werner finishing third, and championship rivals Leonel Pernía and Matías Rossi down in sixth and eighth respectively, Werner moves up to second in the standings, just seven points behind his Toyota team-mate.

The next round of the championship is at Tunin on October 2nd.
01 Agustín Canapino 27 Laps
02 Néstor Girolami +1.182
03 Mariano Werner +5.497
04 Fabian Yannantuoni +5.792
05 Norberto Fontana +6.098
06 Leonel Pernía +7.177
07 Juan Manuel Silva +7.836
08 Matías Rossi +8.833
09 José María López +9.085
10 Emiliano Spataro +9.842


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#182 Anssi

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 18:08

Thank you for the update, Sir.

#183 kurski

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 15:37

http://www.tc2000.co...cia.php?id=4038

Great display for the TV broadcast in Potrero del los Funes

Tuesday, November 1

International Circuit Potrero de los Funes receives the penultimate stage of the Argentine Championship 3M TC2000 on a date in the international level and also share the stage with the closure of the FIA ​​GT1 World Championship. So Channel 13, mounted a major operation that is also being responsible for generating images of worldwide television event.

San Luis TC2000 comes to rest just a date for the end of his championship where several pilots seek title possibilities in this scenario continue to add major units to define the coronation. In addition, the FIA ​​GT1 World Championship also drawn up at this unique looking champions. Formula Renault 2.0, which closes its season here and the Fiat Linea Competizione will complete the show on track. Channel 13 provided for a major operation this weekend, where in addition to cover all alternatives TC2000 Carbide companies will take charge of producing images with everything that happens in the International Circuit Potrero de los Funes live and live TV in Europe, where countries such as Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Ireland lose detail of what happened in St. Louis. Furthermore, the images will be broadcast in Australia, Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, North America, Angola, Mozambique, Africa and the rest of Latin America. To make all this possible, Canal 13, with carbide production, provided a total of more than 20 cameras distributed on the track, the curbs on board in boxes and in the helicopter providing the best alternatives for the three days and travel the world coming to screen millions of homes. For this, more than 100 people will be affected by operating 3 mobile outdoor and 10,000 meters of cable, will enable issued 9 hours of live telecast for Argentina and other exclusive 4 hours with everything that occurs during competition The FIA ​​GT1. TC2000, the FIA ​​GT1 World Championship, Formula Renault 2.0 and the Fiat Linea Competizione run this weekend in Potrero de los Funes, San Luis and you can follow all the alternatives and TOS Channel 13 Sports.



#184 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 23:35

Canapino takes dominant pole at Potrero de los Funes
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Equipo Oficial Chevrolet's Agustín Canapino blitzed the qualifying session at Potrero de los Funes to take pole position by more than a second over Equipo Fiat Oil Combustibles driver Gabriel Ponce De León.
The 21-year-old rookie was fastest in every session of the weekend so far in the Chevrolet Cruze TC 2000 car, including all three of the qualifying heats. Canapino saved his best lap until Q3, setting a time of 2:28.096 around the 3.9 mile circuit to claim his second pole position of the season.

Gabriel Ponce De León was the closest driver to Canapino in the Fiat Linea, setting a time of 2:29.164 in the final qualifying segment. Ford-YPF driver Fabian Yannantuoni completed the top three in the Ford Focus.

Two-time Champion José María López was fourth quickest in the second fastest Fiat, whilst Mariano Werner, currently in second place in the Championship just four points down on his Toyota Team Argentina team-mate Matías Rossi was fifth fastest in the Corolla.

Rossi qualified seventh, split from his team-mate by Leonel Pernía, the fastest of the Equipo Petrobras Honda drivers, with all three in close contention for the drivers' Championship.

Reigning Champion Norbert Fontana didn't make it out of Q2, qualifying in 15th place in the Ford-YPF Focus,

Potrero de los Funes hosted the final round of last year's TC 2000, but is now hosting the penultimate round as Paraná will host the season finale on December 4th. The previously scheduled season ending street race at Buenos Aires has been postponed until April next year.

Super Qualyfing TC 2000 (best 10º entry)

01 Agustín Canapino 2:28.096
02 Gabriel Ponce De León +1.068
03 Fabian Yannantuoni +1.228
04 José María López +1.232
05 Mariano Werner +1.431
06 Leonel Pernía +1.486
07 Matías Rossi +1.577
08 Juan Manuel Silva +1.648
09 Nestor Girolami +1.851
10 Damian Fineschi +2.372


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:24

Live Stream http://www.sintelevi.../tycsports.html ?

#186 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 19:51

RADICAL PERFORMANCE ENGINES APPOINTED AS TC 2000 ENGINE SUPPLIER
The new Peugeot 408 with the V8 engine of Radical Racing Perfomances

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Radical Performance Engines, the world’s foremost constructor of small-capacity racing engines, has been selected by TC2000, Latin America’s most advanced touring car series, as official engine supplier from 2012.
Radical Performance Engines will supply 42 units of its 2.7-litre TCX V8, the front-wheel-drive variant of RPE’s popular RPX engine. These will be mated to the championship’s Xtrac control gearbox, and fitted to all cars in the silhouette touring car series. The TCX will be used from the beginning of the 2012 season for at least three years.

TC2000 is Latin America’s most advanced touring car series, and is contested across 12 rounds in Argentina, including the Santa Fe street circuit, and Potrero de los Funes, a 3.8-mile circuit encircling Lake Potrero de los Funes. The series regularly attracts up to 30 cars per event, with representation from a range of marques, including Ford, Honda, Toyota, Fiat, Chevrolet, Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen.

The RPE TCX engine develops 430bhp and up to 260lb/ft of torque, the 72° V8 cylinder, 32-valve quad-cam design incorporating racing-technology cylinder heads, mounted to a dedicated dry-sump crankcase. A flat-plane steel billet crankshaft transmits power to the gearbox, while a gear drive rotates the Formula One specification scavenge pumps, twin oil supply pumps and the coolant pump. RPE has constructed over 230 RP V8s since the engine’s launch in 2005, primarily for use in Radical’s SR8 racing cars, but also for applications as varied as autograss, hillclimbing, off-road and even jetski racing.

"RPE is proud to forge a new relationship with TC2000, bringing the performance, sound and reliability of the RP V8 engine to a new audience," said RPE director Ted Hurrell. "At only 88kg, the TCX V8 is one of the lightest and most cost-effective racing V8s on the market, and we look forward to supporting TC2000, at the same time reinforcing the RPE brand in Latin America."

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#187 Otaku

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:01

Being from Argentina, I was a BIG fan of this series. Actually, it was THE series (along with F1) for me, way above the classic rival series TC.

I used the past tense because for me the series is dead. I don't care if they run V16 engines with quad turbos and 2000 HP. They have lost the essence, and most of the people think the same way.

The whole point of the series was to see the cars you were seeing on the street at the time, racing against each other. OFC they were tuned, and not exactly street cars, but at least they had their own engine, their own chassis, etc.

Now it's crap. You can't say "Honda won the race", cause it's not a Honda anymore, and that for me, is unacceptable.

#188 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 23:25

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#189 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 22:06

This year, the regulation allowed to run all the pedals and steering wheel driver with 40 inches BACK! ..
earns a lot in the center of gravity
Look where Toyota brake placed deposits! .. 2012 is a revolution in the TC 2000.,
not only changed the engine!

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In the Renault Fluences of Rosso team, the engine is slightly leaning against the right of the pilot.,
in the Corolla is centered in the middle.

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ONLY PEUGEOT AND CHEVROLET USED DRUM OIL in the engine compartment. ,
everyone else is carried in the cabin! .. See clearly the drum in Peugeot 408,

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NOW SEE THE RENAULT., there is NOT oil drum with the Peugeot 408

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Toyota is the only brand that puts the V8 well into the medium., Others use it leaning to the right of the pilot.,

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SEE THE SIZE of the CLUTCH!
And 443 HP transmitted smoothly!

All Formula One is technology, the discs are ceramic, the brand that provides the GP2!

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THE TRUMPET OF HELL!

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Mr. Anthony Watson, present today in the circuit Cabalén, correspondent for the British magazine "AUTOSPORT"
"the motorsport Bible since the Fifty's"..

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#190 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 22:09

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 22:09

Matías Rossi wins first Super TC 2000 race of 2012
Toyota works driver Matías Rossi claimed the first 2012 victory of the Super TC 2000 season.


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The 2011 champion beat Ford driver Carlos Bueno with three seconds over the finishing line.
The 27-year-old won the 'Super 8' qualifying heat earlier today, getting past pole position man Bueno and secured pole for the main race. Rossi then led the main race from lights to flag, securing the first every victory with the new Radical manufactured V8 engines.

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Chevrolet Cruze driver Christian Ledesma claimed the final podium spot in the main race after fighting his way from fifth on the grid.

Nestor Girolami in the Peugeot 408 claimed fourth ahead of the two Renault drivers Emiliano Spataro and Mariano Altuna. Matias Munoz Marchesi crossed the line as seventh, just 0.211 seconds behind Altuna.

Jose Maria Lopez, Guillermo Ortelli and Jorge Trebbiani rounded off the top ten, just over 20 seconds from race winner Rossi.

The championship continues on the streets of Buenos Aires on the 1st of April.
01 Matías Rossi 46:52.233
02 Carlos Bueno +3.623
03 Christian Ledesma +7.178
04 Nestor Girolami +16.394
05 Emiliano Spataro +17.598
06 Mariano Altuna +19.485
07 Matias Munoz Marchesi +19.696
08 Jose Maria Lopez +20.551
09 Guillermo Ortelli +21.386
10 Jorge Trebbiani +21.631


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#193 Repco von Brabham

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Mariano Werner (Toyota V8) wins on the streets of Buenos Aires
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Toyota Corolla driver Mariano Werner won the street TC2000 race at Buenos Aires, crossing the line just 0.571 seconds ahead of Carlos Bueno in the Ford Focus.
"It was an incredible race," said a very happy Werner after the race.
Ardusso Facundo took command early on in the race, but dropped to tenth in the end after transmission problems.

Jorge Trebbiani made it two Ford Focuses in the top three, 2.348 seconds behind the leader and just 0.302 seconds ahead of Peugeot 408 driver Nestor Girolami in fourth.

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Mariano Altuna claimed fifth ahead of Matias Munoz and Daniel Belli. Guillermo Ortelli and Facundo Ardusso rounded off the top ten. Pole position man Christian Ledesma failed to finish the race.
01 Mariano Werner 51:40.99
02 Carlos Bueno +0.571
03 Jorge Trebbiani +2.348
04 Nestor Girolami +2.650
05 Mariano Altuna +4.414
06 Matias Munoz +5.752
07 Daniel Belli +7.928
08 Guillermo Ortelli +8.360
09 Ignacio Char +14.457
10 Facundo Ardusso +36.960


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 22:08


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Still better trophies than Santander.

#195 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 18:09

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#196 Otaku

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 20:08

Still, the race was terribly BORING with no fights for the lead, nor overtakes at any time.

#197 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 17:27

Still, the race was terribly BORING with no fights for the lead, nor overtakes at any time.


Don't wrote LIES, fella.,

Néstor Girolami start in 23º position, and finished 4º., he overtake 19 cars!!



The whole world is fascinated with the STC 2000

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 18:44

Paradoxically, one of the best things that may happen for STC2000, in short time, is Cacá Bueno winning some races.
This will lead to more and more reports in Brazilian media.

#199 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 00:51

The holy fire of the Gods!!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 21:57

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