Brazilian Racing News: Flavio Nono Figueiredo Scores 2nd Win in 7 days
24 November 1997
Brazilian Flavio Nono Figueiredo won for the second time in one week at the competitive Sudam Superturismo Championship. Nono, who races with a Vectra, was the fastest on the track in all practices but one.
Championship leader Oswaldo Cocho Lopez from Argentina arrived 3rd with his Alfa Romeo 155. Argentinian Emiliano Spataro arrived second with his BMW 320i.
Flavio Nono Figueiredo
"I am very happy with this win" said Nono. "I was very afraid to race here, as my Vectra isnt the best car for this kind of track, with a lot of slow corners. But the main advantage we had is the knowledge of the track, and this was the main reason for my pole with 1.2 secs of advantage over Ricardo Rissati."
"This third place puts me a lot nearer to the title this year, but there is still one race to go, and as Fangio used to say 'Carreras son Carreras.'" said Cocho Lopez, who took an 11 point lead over fellow countryman Oscar Poppy Larrauri with his third place finish. Larrauri got a time penalty after he touched Ricardo Rissati when going into a corner and Rissati lost 4 positions. Larrauri, former F-1 driver, must win and hope that Lopez places no better than 4th place. RACE 1.Flavio Nono Figueiredo 2.Emiliano Spataro 3.Osvaldo Cocho Lopez 4.Patricio Spinella 5.Ricardo Rissati CHAMPIONSHIP 1.OSVALDO COCHO LOPEZ 101 points 2.OSCAR LARRAURI 99 points 3.JAVIER BALZANO 78 points 4.OSCAR FINESCHI 73 points 5.PATRICIO SPINELLA 70 points 6.FLAVIO NONO FIGUEIREDO 65 points
Oswaldo Cocho Lopez