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Matías Rossi wins for Toyota at La Pampa

Toyota driver Matías Rossi claimed the Super TC2000 victory at La Pampa ahead of Renault driver Leonel Pernía and Chevrolet driver Agustín Canapino.

Rossi started from fifth on the grid and made his way up to second before the end of the first lap.

Pernía had started from pole and pulled away at the front, but Rossi closed the gap slowly but surely.

The Toyota Gazoo Racing driver made several attempts to pass and finally made the move on the main straight while using the push-to-pass function to claim the lead.

Pernía then had to defend from Chevrolet YPF driver Canapino but managed to keep second.

Rossi won the race four seconds ahead of Pernía and five seconds ahead of Canapino.

Rossi’s team-mate Julián Santero finished fourth ahead of Franco Vivian and Chevrolet driver Bernardo Llaver.

Facundo Ardusso who held the lead ahead of the weekend could only manage seventh.

Rossi has reclaimed the championship lead on 107 points, with Pernía second on 103 and Ardusso third on 100.

The next Super TC2000 round will take place in Buenos Aires on September 4-5.