The Historical Argentine Grand Prix returns to action

The 18th edition of the Automóvil Club Argentino regularity competition takes place in San Luis with more than a hundred participants.

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The hearts of lovers of long-winded regularity competitions beats again with the return of the Historical Argentine Grand Prize, competition organized by the Automobile Club Argentino who will turn 18° edition in an unpublished format adapted to these times.

Unlike what happened until 2019, with itineraries that allowed to cross several provinces of Argentina and with routes that exceeded 3.500 kilometers, this time the GPAH will be carried out exclusively in saint Louis, with Potrero de los funes as the epicenter. 

GPAHThis was the solution that the ACA found to adapt to the new normal - with sanitary bubble included and swabbed for the entire caravan- and retake this classic, which had a forced parenthesis in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The proposal was well received by the enthusiasts and was thus reflected with the hundred of participants that the race will have. "Despite all that we are living with this pandemic, having so many registrations is a great satisfaction for the Argentine Automobile Club, which makes a great effort to organize this test"He stressed Jorge Revello, vice president of the institution and president of the Organization Committee.

The GPAH 2021 will have its symbolic start this Sunday afternoon at the Potrero de los Funes circuit, the starting and ending point of the stages that will be held between Monday and Wednesday. On Thursday, meanwhile, the final day will be in the Buenos Aires town of Parchment, where the awards ceremony will also take place.

GPAHDespite this unique “cloverleaf” format, inspired by the WRC, participants will have to show their talents on dirt roads. Nogolí, Rio Grande, Potrerillos, El Trapiche, The Carolina, San Francisco del Monte de Oro, The Peach y La toma

“Although the first three stages begin and end in the same place, each one will go in a different direction through the San Luis mountains. That will allow us to visit very beautiful places and that includes a stretch of land, which a few years ago we had stopped doing "Revello added.

Although cars that had already raced in the GP's carried out by the ACA until the end of the 1960s participate in this test, for this opportunity cars older than 30 years old were allowed to participate prior to the start of the race.

 The new specimens, of the two and four door sedan type, are part of the Historic Promotional Cup. In addition to respecting the date of manufacture, they cannot have any aesthetic alteration.

The Historical Argentine Grand Prize will maintain, as always, its purpose of solidarity since all competitors must deliver 15 kilos of food for each stage to be distributed by Caritas Argentina.

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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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