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Ever Franetovich claims debut win in first race at Río Cuarto

Ever Franetovich won on his TCR South America debut for PMO Motorsport at Río Cuarto, fighting hard to keep points leader Pepe Oriola behind.

The Lynk & Co driver started from pole and headed the field as the lights went to green while the fight behind him for second was hard.

Honda driver Oriola snatched second place from Hyundai i30 N TCR driver Rodrigo Pflucker on lap ten as light rain started to fall over the circuit.

Oriola quickly gained on Franetovich but was unable to get past, despite trying very hard right until the end of the race.

The hard fight saw Pflucker being able to snatch second from Oriola in the last corner of the last lap.

Squadra Martino driver José Manuel Sapag finished fourth ahead of rival Honda driver of W2 Racing Rafael Reis, two and three seconds from Franetovich respectively.

The second race of the weekend starts at 12:55 local time/16:55 CET with Adalberto Baptista starting from the reversed grid pole position.