The Autodromo Parque Provincia del Neuquén began to live this Friday a pure Top Race weekend, where the three pilots of the San Juan SDE team were present. The most outstanding was Juan Cruz Roca in Top Race Junior, obtaining a fifth in free practice, while the brothers Ariel and Fabricio Persia were 9th and 11th, respectively, in the TR Series and TRV6 practices.
The review of the activity of each category
In the final seconds of the session, Luis José Di Palma (h) completed a smooth lap and set the official timer at 1m32s599 to take first place in the Top Race V6 afternoon training session, closing the first day of the fourth round of the specialty and the Speed Week.
Aboard the Octanos Competition Fiat, the man from Arrecife revalidated what his brother Stefano had done in the initial round, and managed to lead Facundo Aldrighetti (Lexus) by 0.583, and Marcelo Ciarrocchi (Ford) by 0.790, who arrived at the Centenario track as the leader of the 2022 championship.
Behind was the champion Diego Azar (Lexus), already 1s138 behind Di Palma, beating José Manuel Sapag (Ford), Stefano Di Palma, Baltazar Leguizamón (Chevrolet), Lucas Guerra (Ford), Jorge Barrio (Chevrolet) and the Santa Fe Ian Reutemann (Lexus). Fabricio Persia from San Juan with his Chevrolet finished 11th aboard his Chevrolet, with a time of 1:34.554.
Top Race Series
At the helm of the LFB racing Subaru, Norberto Grosso led the official rehearsals for the fourth date. The time achieved by Grosso was 1m38s009, which allowed him to finish above Emanuel Bravo (Chevrolet), who was second, at 0s151. For his part, Oscar «Zapallito» Sánchez (Fiat) from Chaco was in the third step, at 0s197.
Lucas Gambarte (Ford), Lucas Granja (Toyota), Lucas Bohdanowicz (Mercedes), Agustín Tambascio (Mercedes), Nicanor Santilli Pazos (Chevrolet), Ariel Persia (Mercedes) from San Juan with a time of 01:38.932 and José Malbrán (Toyota ), completed the main positions.
Top Race Junior
Emiliano Stang recorded the best time of the training developed at the Autodromo Provincia del Neuquén, in Centenario. Crespo’s representative from Entre Ríos marked 1m42s111 in his best lap of the eight he traveled on the 4,319-meter track, beating Martin Bailo (Fiat) from Salta by 1s761. Third was Matías Montero (Toyota), followed by Valentina Funes (Mercedes), San Juan Cruz Roca (Mercedes), who set a time of 1:44.783, Adrián Ciocci (Chevrolet), Martín Alessi (Mercedes) and Fabián Battilana (Toyota ).