TC: Matías Rossi got a pole that could be the key to the title – 12/08/2018



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The new racetrack of San Nicolás welcomes the new champion of the Road Tourism. For this title there are several pilots who fight, but there is one that this Saturday took advantage of: Matías Rossi.

O Missile he ratified the good performance of his Ford in the standings and got his seventh pole position in 2018. He also gave Ovalo his tenth consecutive pole.

With these points, Rossi remained the championship leader and stretched up to 10 in front of Facundo Ardusso., who finished third with Renault. The second best time was Juan José Ebarlín (Chevrolet).

In the first group, made up of eight of the 15 Gold Cup riders, Rossi set the time of 1: 26.969 and lowered his own record (he had made provisional pole on Friday). In addition, in this segment, Jonatan Castellano was third and Leonel Pernia was fifth.

Norberto Fontana made the jump in the next group and scored a great turn to get into fourth. At last, the surprise appeared when Juan Jose Ebarlin moved Ardusso and was second behind his teammate. Meanwhile, Juan De Benedictis and Valentín Aguirre were in 10 and 14, respectively.

With these three points, Rossi reached 159 points in the Gold Cup and took ten to Ardusso and eleven to Agustin Canapino, who finished 12th on Saturday in the standings.

The first ten of the TC classification

The first ten of the TC classification

"Today we were able to take better advantage of the tire and improve the time, we have to look for a balanced car, it is very difficult to take the pole and that gives us great satisfaction," Rossi told the Champions (Radio Continental) program.

Meanwhile, Ardusso said: "The illusion we had was to steal Rossi's three points, but he is very strong and made the difference, and there are still many points left and I trust that we can shorten the gap."

Of the dozen candidates, four are the most likely. And there is one of each brand. They are Matías Rossi, Facundo Ardusso, Agustín Canapino and Jonatan Castellano, all locked in only 18 points. Very little considering that the series delivers 7.5 units to the winner and the victory in the final will give 60 to climb to the top of the podium.

San Nicolás already vibrates with the great definition. Who will be the champion? It will be known only on Sunday. The final will start at 13.10, 25 laps or 50 minutes.

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