Alberto Canapino passed away

The prominent coach had been hospitalized for coronavirus for a week. He was 57 years old.


Argentine motorsport is in mourning. This morning passed away Alberto Canapino, one of the most prominent trainers in the country. The reef man had been hospitalized for a week in a Buenos Aires sanatorium after having tested positive for coronavirus. He was 57 years old.

In the last three decades Canapino's cars got tired of winning races and championships, mainly in the Road Tourism where he celebrated scepters with pilots of the level of Juan Maria Traverso, Guillermo Ortelli and if your own son, Augustine.

Alberto Canapino
Agustín with his father Alberto and Guillermo Cruzetti.

Precisely, last Sunday Agustín prevailed on the last date of the Super TC2000 in Buenos Aires and he dedicated the victory to him with a tone in his words that denoted the seriousness of his father's state of greeting.

He had started motor sport in motorcycling, although he quickly realized that riding motorcycles was not his thing. His restless spirit and his desire to progress motivated him to ask for a job in the workshop of Ruben Luis Di Palma, who gave him the opportunity. With the Loco he achieved very good results in the TC2000 that opened the doors to him in big motorsport.

He was passionate about mechanics and a great analyst today. His cars not only shone on the Argentine tracks, but he also built a car for the rally Dakar Rally and even projected a NASCAR that was close to coming true. His latest project in conjunction with Agustín, his great idol, through the Scuadra Canapino of Road Tourism.

He will undoubtedly be greatly missed.

In this video, the last interview I conducted with Alberto in the framework of a series of talks I did in the context of the coronavirus quarantine in mid-2020 ...


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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, a car magazine that is broadcast on Tuesdays from 18 to 19 by RadioArroba.com; is editor of motorsport in Red Bull Argentina, columnist on the show WorldSport (AM Splendid) and in Surf & Rock FM.  He is also a teacher in SPORTS. Now you can read it on his blog: automundo.com.ar.

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