After a long wait, Leonel Pernía had the possibility to premiere the "1" for which he fought so much in the Super TC2000. Unfortunately, mechanical problems in his car prevented him from seeing the checkered flag at the opening of the tournament in Buenos Aires. Far from being demoralized, Tanito trusts in the ability of the Renault Sport Castrol Team to be protagonists in this weekend's presentation.
“On Saturday, in the sprint, we struggled a bit with the acceleration and I had to be more defensive. The car in general travels very well in the corners, but we lose on the straight what we gain by turning. The rivals are firmer and it will be a year of a lot of struggle. There is much to know and to explore, but luckily we have a team with terrible engineering ", said Pernía, who was fifth in the classification and sixth in the sprint.
Regarding its performance in the main competition, Pernía highlighted: “He didn't have to give up and it was a shame because we had a car that was coming quite fast: I beat several rivals and when I got to the tail of Facundo (Ardusso), first the hydraulic steering broke, then the engine raised temperature and it stopped directly. Rescue in favor that we show that we can be in good rhythm. I am sure that all the experience that we gathered on the track will help us for revenge.
The best exponent of the Rhombus in the Buenos Aires appointment it was Ardusso, who finished fourth. Tomás Gagliardi Genné, meanwhile, arrived 11th; while Matías Milla he finished 16th after going through the pits to repair a tire that was damaged by a touch from an opponent.