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Pechito López won the 1000 Miles of Sebring at the start of the World Endurance Championship in the United States


The Cordovan driver, accompanied by the Japanese Kamui Kobayashi and the British Mike Conway, registered the best time to cover the 239 laps.

The Argentine

José María



(Toyota Hybrid) was awarded this morning in the Hypercar division the 1000 Miles of Sebring, in the United States, within the framework of the inaugural competition of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) of motorsport.

The 39-year-old pilot from Córdoba, accompanied by the Japanese Kamui Kobayashi and the British Mike Conway,

registered an accumulated time of 8 hours.



877/1000, to cover the 239 laps of the requirement


The unit of the Japanese brand number 7 led by just over two seconds (2s. 168/1000) to the number 8 commanded by the Swiss Sebastien Buemi, the New Zealander Brendon Hartley and the Japanese Ryo Hirakawa (Toyota), who finished second.

Pechito López was champion in the 2019 and 2021 seasons of this category.

The porteño

Esteban Guerrieri

(Vanwall), for his part, finished in the 30th.

general placement, in the company of Canadian Jacques Villeneuve (former Formula 1 world champion) and Frenchman Tom Dillmann.

The Mataderos driver finished eighth in the Hypercar division, 24 laps behind the winner.

Meanwhile, in the GTE AM division,

Nicolás Varrone

(Chevrolet Corvette) from Buenos Aires won the race, along with Nicky Catsburg from the Netherlands and Ben Keating from the United States.

The vehicle driven by the 22-year-old Ingeniero Maschwitz pilot finished seventeenth overall and stayed in the LM GTE AM category, with a time of 8 hours.



512/1000, after completing 221 turns.

Meanwhile, the also

Argentine Luis Pérez Companc

(Ferrari 488) had to leave when he was going through lap four of the competition, as a result of a severe accident in which he took a row of tires ahead, which contained a blow from the front of the car. guardrail.

The next competition on the calendar will be on Friday, April 14 at the 6 Hours of Portimao, Portugal.

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