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Agustín Canapino grabs pole position for Chevrolet in San Juan

Chevrolet driver Agustín Canapino grabbed pole position for the Super TC 2000 race in San Juan and was followed by Fiat driver Mariano Werner and Leonel Pernía of Renault.

Title contender Matías Rossi missed out on the final top six session as the team worked on his car when he needed to head out for his final attempt and ended up in seventh position. Had he been able to claim the three points for pole position, the Toyota driver would have claimed the championship lead from Pernía.

Canapino headed the first Q1 session with a time of 1:11.608 ahead of Pernía, Werner and Chevrolet driver Bernardo Llaver, with the Renault duo of Matías Milla and Facundo Ardusso rounding off the top six that went on to the final session.

Llaver was the first to hit the track in the “Super Six” session but was quickly beaten by Fiat driver Werner. Pernia was next up and slotted into second behind Werner.

Canapino was the fourth driver to hit the track and set his pole position time of 1:11.970, beating Werner by just 0.088 seconds.

The Renault Sport duo of Milla and Ardusso opted not to set lap times in the final session to avoid the penalty weight awarded to the top three.

Rossi, Julián Santero of Toyota Gazoo Racing Argentina, Tomás Gagliardi Genné of Chevrolet and Marcelo Ciarrocchi of Citroën rounded off the top ten.

The race is scheduled for 12:00 local time.