Starts the Race Touring Cars Championship 2015

Starts the Race Touring Cars Championship 2015

March 28th, 2015

The Jarama-RACE circuit hosted last March 28 the first round of RACE Touring Car Championship 2015 with several new regulations...

The Jarama-RACE circuit hosted last March 28 the first round of RACE Touring Car Championship 2015 with several new regulations (such as the elimination of the noise limits), which allowed to have a grill of 15 cars in Division I and 35 vehicles in Division II.

The morning began with the first round of Division I, in which Juan Manuel Pascual dominated from start to end, getting the first position on the podium. Behind, Ignacio Leirana won the second place, since the Peugeot of Jesus Lopez-Pozuelo broke mid-race, giving the third place to Jaime Cela.

The second race, however, had more incidents since soon after starting, management of the race took a red flag due to oil on the track lefted by the broken car engine of Juan Manuel Pascual. Resumed the race, the final victory went to Jose Luis Barrera, followed by Jesus Lopez-Pozuelo and Jaime Cela, who repeated third place.

As for the Division II, the first round was for Antonio de la Reina who led the race from start to the end with his Porsche 997 GT3. In the podium of this first round Ismael Archer also share podium with him, at the helm of a Seat Leon and Jesus Diez-Villaroel, who started from the pits with the Dodge Viper GTS.

However, in the 2nd race, the "fight" to win the top drawer was more intense between Ismael Arquero and Aitor Clavet, achieving the first the victory. Followed by José Luis García with the Ginetta G-50 and Juan Francisco Gastañaga with a Seat Leon.

Despite being the beginning of Holy Week, the first event of the Championship, with new regulations and more suitable summer weather at the beginning of the spring, attracted several thousand people to the Jarama RACE Circuit. A championship this year promises thrills and great reception by both public and participants