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Brazilian Racing News: South-American Touring Car Championship

22 May 1998

Caca Bueno
[ Caca Bueno ]
Caca Bueno, from Brazil, secured his and Peugeot's first victory at the South-American Touring Car Championship, today, at the Ayrton Senna circuit, in Londrina.

Bueno completed the 34 laps race in 45'37"125, "769 ahead of Argentinean Cocho Lopez (Alfa Romeo 155) with Ingo Hoffmann (BMW320i), crossing the finish line in third, half a second behind Lopez. After three races, Bueno is the new championship leader, two points ahead of Oscar Larrauri, who retired after colliding with Pablo Peón (Chrysler Stratus), who finished eight overall. The series continues on July 5th, at Posadas (Argentina).

"The car was simply perfect. This first win, for both myself and my team, is very important for our chances in the championship", said Bueno from the top of the podium.

"It was a hard race, trust me. To finish third after starting sixth on the grid was mostly due to a well balanced and very consistent car." said Ingo Hoffman who finished third.

Drivers Championship Standings:
1.) Bueno 	42 
2.) Larrauri 	40
3.) Lopez	27  
3.) Bessone	27
5.) Hoffmann	23
6.) Guerra	16
7.) Balzano 	12
8.) Croceri 	11
9.) Spataro 	10
10) Gomes  	 8
10) Risatti 	 8

Manufacturers Championship Standings:

1.) BMW 	52
2.) Peugeot 	42
3.) Chrysler 	31
4.) Alfa Romeo 	30
5.) Chevrolet 	22  
6.) Ford	 8
7.) Nissan       3

Marc Zimmermann - The Auto Channel