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For other people named Cristian Ledesma, see Cristian Ledesma (disambiguation).

Christian Ledesma (born February 4, 1976 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province) is an Argentine racing driver. He has run in different series, with major success in Turismo Carretera (2007 champion) and TC2000 (2004 champion).

Career[edit]

Junior series[edit]

From 1987 to 1994, he took part of more than 100 races, being three times champion and four times vice-champion (Junior Category, Senior Category and Sudam Senior Series) and driving for his brother Jhonny Ledesma's team.

Formula Honda[edit]

He took part of 1994 Drivers' National Contest, Prodriver. He was the winner of the first contest among 40 participants and got the right of driving for Formula Honda's Prodriver team, managed by Guillermo Kissling.

He won the 1995 Argentine Champhionship by mid-season; he got 6 pole positions, 6 wins and 10 podiums in 10 races.

South American Formula 3[edit]

He took part of the 1996 championship becoming the best rookie of the season, at the wheel of a Tom's Toyota of Víctor Rosso's ProRacing team. He got a third place at Goiânia, Brazil, and finished 10th overall in the championship.

Formula Super Renault[edit]

He got the 1997 Argentine Formula Super Renault title driving a Reynard/Renault of Guillermo and Raúl Kissling's team - four wins, and eight podiums overall.

Formula 3000[edit]

He tested for F3000's Team Draco at Magione, Italy. He managed to score 1:06.500 - 0.3 seconds away from the fastest driver of the test's time.

TC 2000[edit]

Ledesma driving a Chevrolet at the opening round of the 2010 TC 2000 season in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

His debut in TC 2000 was in the second race of 2003 season. That first year he got two wins, Bahía Blanca and Río Cuarto, and one third place at Mar del Plata.

He crowned himself as 2004 champion, with four wins overall. It was the first time Chevrolet got a championship inside TC2000 series.

Ledesma fought the 2006 to 2008 championships, resulting 5th, 3rd and 4th respectively. After a poor 2009, he was 9th in 2010. In 2011 he continues racing for Chevrolet, now with a Chevrolet Cruze.

Turismo Carretera[edit]

In Turismo Carretera (TC), he started driving a Ford (1998–2000). As of 2001, he has been driving a Chevrolet.

He clinched the 2007 championship, with six wins and 294.5 points overall. In addition of that, he broke Juan María Traverso's 1995 pointscoring record (five wins and 272 points).

See also[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gabriel Ponce de León
TC2000 champion
2004
Succeeded by
Gabriel Ponce de León
Preceded by
Norberto Fontana
Turismo Carretera champion
2007
Succeeded by
Guillermo Ortelli




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Sat, 16 May 2015 23:44:41 -0700

Toyota Team Argentina's Matías Rossi grabbed his first pole position in his Corolla at Oberá. The four-time champion was over half a second clear of closest challenger Agustín Canapino in the Peugeot 408, with the Renault of Christian Ledesma the only ...

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Tue, 26 May 2015 13:15:00 -0700

Franco Vivian (Chevrolet), Matías Rossi (Toyota), Bebu Girolami (Peugeot) y Christian Ledesma (Renault) viajaron todos juntos. Luego de las citas en Junín, Rosario y Oberá, el STC 2000 se prepara para una nueva edición en el norte del país. Cuatro ...

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Thu, 21 May 2015 06:07:30 -0700

Subito dopo la partita, il capitano della Lazio Christian Ledesma ha cercato di consolare il suo compagno di squadra con un bellissimo messaggio sul suo profilo ufficiale Facebook: “Danilo, avrai tantissime altre occasioni: non sei solo il futuro, ma ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:04:31 -0800

Arsenal want to arrest their defensive midfield worries by landing Cristian Ledesma, according to the player's agent. The Gunners are known to be short of quality in front of their back four and are said to have deployed scouts to make checks on the ...

Clarín.com

Clarín.com
Sun, 17 May 2015 21:14:52 -0700

Esta vez no se le escapó una victoria, como el domingo pasado en el Turismo Carretera de Viedma, pero la bronca de Christian Ledesma fue mayor por el tercer puesto que debió ceder en un confuso relanzamiento, tras la primera entrada del auto de ...

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Sun, 10 May 2015 15:41:15 -0700

Hasta que un inconveniente técnico sacó al marplatense Christian Ledesma de pista, aunque pudo volver y finalizar en el cuarto puesto. Facundo Ardusso (Dodge) fue el ganador. Ya en la mañana Christian tuvo un triunfo de punta a punta en la serie ...

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Misiones OnLine
Sat, 16 May 2015 15:35:55 -0700

Segundo finalizó el puntero del certamen Agustín Canapino (Team Peugeot Total Argentina) quien quedó a sólo 0s589/1000, mientras que tercero quedó Christian Ledesma (Renault Sport), a 0s709 de gran recuperación para la marca del rombo. La tanda ...

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Sat, 23 May 2015 13:59:13 -0700

El delantero bahiense Rodrigo Palacio anotó un tanto pero el Inter cayó ante Genoa por 3-2, en un choque válido a la 37ª fecha de la Liga Italiana de Fútbol. Con esta derrota, el neroazzurro quedó muy comprometido en su afán de clasificar a las copas ...
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