Argentina stops for 90 minutes each time Boca Juniors, y River Plate they face each other no matter what tournament they are playing. Undoubtedly, a singular milestone, although it has not always been developed on a soccer field. It is that the two most important soccer clubs in Argentina faced each other in the middle of the first decade of 2000 at full speed and on the slopes.
It happened in 2005 when the Top Race, one of the main categories in the country, began a new stage with the use of prototypes equipped with powerful V6 engines. The only difference between the cars was in the fiberglass bodies that resembled models like Chevrolet Vectra, Ford Mondeo, Citroën C5, VW Passat, Peugeot 406 y Alfa Romeo 156.
As part of the renovation of the park, those responsible for the category decided that each team would represent a football club, an idea that was later replicated by the Superleague Formula in Europe. Thus, was that Boca, River, Independent, Racing, San Lorenzo, Huracán, Gymnastics and Fencing, Students, Lanús, New Chicago, Arsenal y Tigre They not only faced each other on a field, but also on a racetrack.
While this idea lasted, all attention was focused on the "classic of the classics." The Boca Juniors Motorsport had as representatives Ernesto "Titus" Bessone (Ford Mondeo) now Guillermo Ortelli (Chevrolet Vectra); Meanwhile he River Plate Motorsport counted on Juan Maria Traverso (Citroën C5) and Cochito Lopez (Ford Mondeo). When El Flaco retired in the middle of the year, his place was taken by Oscar larrauri (Chevrolet Vectra).
In that 2005 two championships were held and in both the xeneizes came out victorious from the hand of Ortelli. In the presentation tournament, which consisted of three races, he achieved two victories and won the title against “riverplatense” Traverso by seven points.
While in the annual contest, on nine dates, Ortelli again achieved two triumphs and this time he established himself by six units ahead of Ariel Pacho, representative of Independiente.
Boca-River, River-Boca. A super classic that was once also lived on a track.