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Larini gives Lacetti final win in Bologna

Chevrolet's Nicola Larini has won the Yokohama World Touring Car Show in Bologna for the second year running.

The event, which sees six touring car drivers go head-to-head in a series of heats, saw the Italian come out on top in what will be his final outing in the Lacetti before it is replaced by the Cruze for 2009.

On his way to victory Larini beat BMW pair Jorg Muller and Duncan Huisman, SEAT's Gabriele Tarquini and Oscar Nogues, and Honda's Tomas Engstrom.

“I am very happy to have won this exhibition race for the second year in a row in front of such a large crowd,” Larini said. “It is not a championship race, but it is always good to win!

“But my biggest satisfaction today is to have given the Lacetti a last victory in its very last race, just as Rob and Alain did in the last WTCC event in Macau. It's a deserved farewell to the Lacetti before its retirement, and we hope to give the new Cruze a similar welcome!”


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