Jose Maria Lopez
Argentine racecar drivers
Argentines of Spanish descent
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Jose Maria "Pechito" Lopez is a race car driver. He raced in the 2006 GP2 Series for the Super Nova team, and previously for the DAMS team, and the CMS team in Formula 3000. He was also at Renault F1 as a test driver. On January 25, 2010 he was signed to drive for the new Formula One team USF1 for the season, but the team folded before its first race.
In the early part of 2007, Lopez raced in the American Le Mans Series, racing a Ferrari 430 GT for Corsa Motorsports/White Lightning in the 12 Hours of Sebring, and for Risi Competizione at St. Petersburg.
Lopez also returned to Argentina in 2007 to race in TC 2000, the country's touring car championship. He won the drivers' title in 2008, and successfully defended this crown in 2009. Lopez also joined the Turismo Carretera in 2008 and the Top Race V6 in 2009; he became TRV6 champion in 2009. He narrowly lost out on winning the 2009 Turismo Carretera title after crashing out on an oilspill on the 18th lap of the final race of the season, thereby losing the unique opportunity to win three different championships in the same season.
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