La coronavirus pandemic and the social confinement that has been imposed to combat it has caused the Argentine motorsport is in the pits. However, most pilots are still active thanks to the simulator racing. Such is the case of Facundo Ardusso, pilot of the Renault Sport Castrol Team of Super TC2000 and Renault Sport Torino Team of Road Tourism.
The Santa Fe, champion of the STC2000 in 2017 and 2018 and current leader of the TC tournament, is one of those who remains in shape by participating in several races, even on the eSports platforms that have both categories. In fact, this Sunday he will participate in the two virtual series, something impossible to do in the real world since the calendars of each tournament do not overlap.
“In general lines, for a purely logical question, the requirement that is posed in the sim is of a different degree with respect to running on top of a real car. Physically wear is also another, different, I think it is more a question of forms. For example, the steering wheel is much lighter and more comfortable, but the pulsations, in my case, are also very high, just a little lower than those I have on top of the car ", explains Ardusso
“I must admit that, since the quarantine, the simulators have a greater role in my training. It was always a useful tool, but when you have colleagues with whom you come running regularly every Sunday, the desire to win arises, logically. And for that there is no other than to dedicate hours and training to it ", clarifies the pilot of Las Parejas.
Obviously, in this time in which he added many kilometers of simracing, Ardusso feels more competitive. In fact, he won the first race of the All-Star Championship 2 held by the Super TC2000 eSport. “I think I went a long way in developing the exact degree of sensitivity for each car in each category. In that feeling, which unfolds with practice, is the secret to go faster and faster ”, says Ardusso, who is already prepared for a Sunday full of virtual adrenaline ...
The Road Tourism race will be held at the circuit of Rio Hondo hot springs and it can be seen on Public TV and on the ACTC's YouTube channel and Facebook Live. The transmission starts at 11am and ends at 14pm.
While the test of the Super TC2000 eSport, which will have the racetrack of in Buenos Aires As a stage, it can be seen from 20pm on the usual channels: www.carburando.com, TyC Sports Play and the TyC Sports YouTube channel.