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Southamerican Touring Car Championship

28 September 1999

La Plata was the place of the first victory of a
private driver/car in the South American Touring
Car Championship.

La Plata was the eighth round of the Series and with Oscar Fineschi's
win and the second place of brazilian driver Cacá Bueno, Bueno clinched
the lead of the series with 103 points against 100 of his team mate,
Emiliano Spataro.

Fineschi drove the Chrysler Stratus from pole to the chequered flag
without mistakes. "I must say I had advantage because of the weight of
the car, a lot lighter than the factory cars, but I also have to say the
setup suited well to this track and the team did a fantastic job" said

Third place was for Oscar Larrauri, with the Alfa Romeo 156.

Fourth place was Ingo Hoffmann, that is now just 3 points behind Spataro
and 6 points behind Bueno in the Championship fight.

Flávio Nonô Figueiredo drove his BMW 320i to finish 5th in this race and
is currently lying 5th in the series.

The next round will be at the beautiful Guaporé circuit, in South Brazil
October 17th.

Marc Zimmermann - The Autochannel

Marc Zimmermann
Editor-Chefe PITSTOP
São Paulo - SP