Are SUVs coming to the Super TC2000? The factories would have the last word

For Darío Ramonda, head of Toyota GAZOO Racing YPF Infinia, the automakers themselves must define what silhouette they want to race with.

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The 2021 season Super TC2000 already entered the final stretch. And everything indicates that the balance will be positive after going through a couple of very difficult years that included regulatory mess (2019) and the coronavirus pandemic (2020). Although a few months ago there were certain internal issues -which today seem solved- what happens on the track has served to put that in the background.

With four races to go, the fight for the title has several candidates, such as Leonel Pernía, Matias Rossi, Agustin Canapino y Facundo Ardusso, which represent, respectively, Renault, Toyota, Chevrolet y Honda. All this promoted by a regulation that found the balance between performance and competitiveness.

Dario Ramonda
Dario Ramonda with Matías Rossi, Toyota GAZOO Racing YPF Infinia driver.

"The Super TC2000 is a good performance vehicle that drivers like to drive and along with that it has a good level of parity and reliability." explains  Dario Ramondaresponsible for Toyota GAZOO Racing YPF Infinia, the Automundo.

"The incorporation of the Push to Pass gave the category the possibility of offering better shows", The team-manager analyzed the device that generates extra power for a certain period of time.

“I think it has a solid and firm foundation. The current fleet is between 20 and 21 cars, but it deserves to have four or five more vehicles. And I understand that they are working on that in 2022 "Ramonda pointed out.

Super TC2000But the talk with the businessman from Cordoba not only revolved around the present of the Super TC2000, but also its future. Mainly, to the possibility of changing the current silhouette of sedan for one more in line with the current market, such as a SUV or Hatchback.

“It is something that is being dealt with. I know that there were evaluations and, at some point, I participated in conceptual comments in that sense. It seems to me that it is an issue that deserves to be resolved by the factories "Ramonda stated.

“The category has a very important asset, which is the support of the automakers. Some, like our case, have been in continuous operation for 22 years. There are others who also have their own story and who are also participating. That is why I believe that factories should define on which product they want to maintain their investment in motor racing so that it continues to be used as a communication platform and link with the market ”, explained the Toyota benchmark.

Super TC2000“I like these cars (because of the current sedans), but I understand that there is a kind of transformation towards SUVs. It would be necessary to work intelligently on that to find an equalization that is reasonable so that there is not a huge confusion in the type of car and its operation ", he clarified.

In recent years the SUV and Hatchback segment has grown notably, something that has led some manufacturers to put on the table the possibility of stopping making sedans or only producing them for specific regions.

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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!, y and on the radios Rock pop y 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; 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:

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