Peracho Wins Spanish Nats Rd 1

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Team Shepherd reports – “Last weekend the first national race of the Spanish 1/8th On-Road Championship took place in Cerdanyola, close to Barcelona. The weather forecast was not very promising but only a little rain shower on Friday morning delayed the start of the free practice. The qualifying went well for the Spanish Shepherd Team with Carlos Peracho on 3nd position and Joaquin Villegas on 4th position placing two Velox drivers directly in the main final. They were joined by Shepherd driver Alberto Gonzalez who bumped up from the semi finals. At the start of the final Carlos show that he was fast. Although he made some small mistakes he putted a lot of pressure on the leading due Cabezas and Lopez. Cabezas soon broke his car after driving over some pieces on the track, passing the lead to Lopez who had a nice fight with Carlos. During this stage of the race Alberto Gonzales had to retire due to radio problems. At 14 minute of race Carlos ran out of fuel loosing 3 laps on Lopez but he still remained on the 2nd place. A few minutes later Lopez had to retire too due to a mechanical problem, giving the lead to Carlos who cross the finish line 1st position. Also Joaquin who had some problems at the beginning of the race was able to recover an finished on 3rd position. It has been a great result for Team Shepherd finishing 1st, 3rd and 10th.” Shepherd