Cocho López will meet again with the Regatta Vencedor in the 24 Hours of Buenos Aires

The iconic vehicle, which marked a time in the TC2000, was lost for several years, was located and was fully restored.

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The 2021 edition of the 200 Kilometers from Buenos Aires of Super TC2000 it would have been the perfect setting for one of the most iconic cars in the history of the category to be officially unveiled after being lost for several years.

However, due to those things that the leaders have - which is sometimes difficult to understand - the vehicle in question did not take place at the event. So, right off the bat and "For reasons of capacity", The mythical Fiat Regatta Vencedor de Cocho Lopez he was left unable to thrill fans of pure motorsport.

Regatta Winner
The Fiat Regatta was built by Gustavo Donadía and powered by Osvaldo Antelo.

Fortunately, the Regatta Vencedor will have their revenge next month during the first edition of the 24 Hours from Buenos Aires, an endurance competition that will be held at the Buenos Aires racetrack on 9 and October 10 and that it is intended for vehicles of the sedan and coupe type between 1961 y 2000.

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In this context, the Fiat Regatta that participated in the TC2000 three decades ago it will be part of an exhibition that will take place before the start of the test. Obviously, will be driven by Cocho, who was also invited to give the starting flag as happens in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Regatta Winner
The car ended its days in zonal motorsport.

With this Regatta, nicknamed Vencedor because of the legend that he had on his windshield in reference to a brand of detergent, the Gallego won five competitions in the 1990 tournament. The car had been built by Gustavo Donadío and had the engines of Osvaldo antelo, who died on September 16 at the age of 86.

Although it had an impeller of 1.800cc, against the two-liter Ford Sierra and Renault Fuego, the Regatta took advantage of having a hundred kilos less to compensate for the lower displacement.

Cocho Lopez
Cocho López will once again accelerate the car with which he won five TC2000 races in 1990.

After the 1991 season, in which the results of the previous year were not repeated, the Regatta de Cocho ended its days in zonal motorsport. After a search of many years the brothers Diego y Marcelo medina, owners of Electro Medina, they located it in 2018 in Patagonia and bought it.

Slowly, the restoration process began, which was carried out in the workshop of the Savino Sport. With the hiatus in activity during 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the process advanced and the car was left as it won in 1990. Fortunately, in a few days the public will be able to enjoy it again ...

Fiat Regatta Vencedor
The Fiat Regatta Vencedor was an Electro Media project completed by the Savino Sport.

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Diego durruty

Journalist with 30 years of experience. Worked in magazines STROKE, The graphic, Coequipier y Only TC, on the Internet sites SportsYa!, e-driver.com y kmcero.com and on the radios Rock pop y Vorterix.com. He covered the Dakar rally for the German agency dpa. He currently drives Two Daring Guys, columnist on the show WorldSport (AM Splendid) and in Surf & Rock FM.  He is also a teacher in SPORTS.

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