16 Sep Manuel Sapag and Santiago Urrutia took the pole in the Endurance date of Termas de Río Hondo
Manuel Sapag and Santiago Urrutia took the pole in the Endurance date of Termas de Río Hondo
Termas de Río Hondo, August 27, 2022 – Manuel Sapag, who was the name of the previous race of the TCR South America in El Pinar, was once again a reference in Termas de Rio Hondo, along with his duo, the Uruguayan Santiago Urrutia. The Link & Co #7 combination took pole position for tomorrow’s Endurance race after clocking 3:39:022, adding each of the times from the guests and starters.
Neither of them led their group. In the first, the Argentinian Esteban Guerrieri with Fabio Casagrande’s #34 Honda Civic did the best and in the second the one who led was the starter Jorge Barrio with the #32 Toyota Corolla that he shares with Thiago Camilo.
Behind the polemen, the #26 Honda Civic of Juan Angel Rosso and Ricardo Risatti came second and third and fourth respectively were the W2 Pro GP CUPRAs of Raphael Reis and Bernando Llaver and Alceu Feldmann and Matías Milla. The third row went to the #29 Honda Civic, owned by Ignacio Montenegro and Nestor Girolami, along with the newcomers Barrio and Camilo.
Fabricio Pezzini, the championship leader who shares a car with Carlos Okulovich, was seventh in the #7 Lynk & Co and eighth place went to Casagrande and Guerrieri.
The Endurance race is scheduled for 33 laps or one hour and the mandatory driver and tire change must be made between laps 15 and 21, with a minimum registration time of 1:45 to be valid.
“I’m very happy. Urrutia did a great job and had to adjust some details to be able to take pole position. The track was a bit difficult but we kept evolving to achieve our goal”
“It is true that no endurance event is won in qualifying, but it is always good to do well. I made a small mistake on my lap that didn’t let me reach Esteban Guerrieri’s mark. I congratulate the team that did a great job”.
“It was a very good qualifying, but after practice I was left with little taste. Being cold I am very happy because it was a good time because neither the heat nor the track benefits the car. We are well balanced with “Caito” and we hope to do a good job tomorrow”.
Juan Angel Rosso
“It was a result that I did not expect. Unfortunately, I made two mistakes on my laps but Bernardo Llaver made great times to be in third position. We are doing well with respect to our rivals in the championship”.
“I did two good laps, the first as a reference and the second looking for the limits. I am happy with how the car worked and happy to race at Termas de Rio Hondo, a place that I really enjoy”.
“We made a lot of progress with the car throughout the weekend, optimizing its resources. Saturday was productive, finishing with the fastest time in pre-qualifying free practice. Then came qualifying and I was able to finish first in my group. We are happy and we know that there is still work to be done for the race”.
“We are still understanding the car. We did very well in free practice in the morning and tried changes in qualifying, but I think we lost a bit of performance. This is normal for a new car and I know we have potential.”
“The track conditions were difficult. We developed the car well in free practice, but the others improved for qualifying. With a temperature of 45 degrees on the track and the wind increasing, we couldn’t take any more risks. We have good expectations for the race.”
01. #33 Manuel Sapag (ARG) /Santiago Urrutia (URU)
02. #26 Juan Ángel Rosso (ARG)/Ricardo Risatti (ARG) +0.296
03. #77 Raphael Reis (BRA)/Bernardo Llaver (ARG) +0.404
04. #17 Alceu Feldmann (BRA)/Matías Milla (ARG) +0.457
05. #29 Ignacio Montenegro (ARG)/Néstor Girolami (ARG) +0.506
06. #32 Jorge Barrio (ARG)/Thiago Camilo (BRA) +0.510
07. #7 Fabricio Pezzini (ARG)/Carlos Okulovich (ARG) +0.558
08. #34 Fabio Casagrande (BRA)/Esteban Guerrieri (ARG) +1.135
09. #35 Pedro Aizza (BRA)/Mikel Azcona (ESP) +2.346
10. #73 Juan Pablo Bessone (ARG)/Isidoro Vezzaro (ARG) +2.511
11. #88 Facundo Marques (ARG)/Franco Coscia (ARG) +2.573
12. #18 Javier Scuncio (CHI)/Martín Scuncio (CHI) +2.638
13. #60 Juan Manuel Casella (URU)/Frederick Balbi (URU) +2.747
14. #6 Pedro Nunes (BRA)/Marcio Basso (BRA) +2.947
15. #14 Matías Cravero (ARG)/Martín Chialvo (ARG) +3.732
16. #10 Adalberto Baptista (BRA)/Sergio Ramalho (BRA) +4.265
17. #22 Gabriel Lusquiños (BRA)/Vitor Genz (BRA) +4.281
18. #15 Enrique Maglione (URU)/Rodrigo Aramendia (URU) +4.956
19. #13 Pablo Otero (ARG)/Bia Figueiredo (BRA)
20. #87 Franco Farina (ARG)/Guilherme Resichl (BRA)
TV – TCR SOUTH AMERICA – ROUND 6
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2022
11:00 (live) Canal 13 e TyC Sports (Argentina), ESPN4 (Brasil), VTV (Uruguay) e TCR TV (Región).