Matías Rossi won in La Pampa and regained first place in the tournament

The Toyota GAZOO Racing YPF Infinia driver recovered from a difficult start to activity.

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The claw that characterizes Matias Rossi was the one that allowed him and the Toyota GAZOO Racing YPF Infinia end with a smile the seventh date of the 2021 calendar of the Super TC2000 that was carried out in the Pampean circuit of Toay. The victory, which was marked by 600th presentation of the specialty (counting the time as TC2000), allowed the Missile to regain first place in the tournament.

Rossi's sixth place in training and qualifying and fifth in Saturday's qualifying race, which was won by Leonel Pernía (Renault Castrol Team), did not presume that Del Viso's would be the protagonist of the final competition. However, an excellent start, which allowed him to move from fifth place to second, changed history.

Matias Rossi
Photo: Hernán Capa / Toyota GAZOO Racing Argentina.

Thanks to the great pace of his Toyota Corolla and the help of the Push to Pass, Rossi managed to overcome Pernía and went straight to his third success of the season and 42nd of his campaign.

“This triumph is not one more for me. The truth is that because of how the weekend had been going, this result seemed difficult. But thanks to the great work of my engineer, Diego Bruna and the team of mechanics, we made a series of changes that revolutionized the Corolla and happily we became the best car on the track ", summarized Rossi, who leads the standings with 107 points.

Matias Rossi
Photo: Hernán Capa / Toyota GAZOO Racing Argentina.

“After this weekend where we took almost all the points at stake, I am back there just from the top of the championship. Starting first and not having achieved the victory does not leave me completely satisfied, but Rossi's car had much more speed and I could not maintain the leadership, although at the start I made an important difference ", explained Pernía, second in the championship with 103 units.

The pampa podium completed it Agustin Canapino (Chevrolet YPF). "It was not the best race", the reef was honest. "I didn't have a good start and I lost a position there, and then I tried with Pernía, we were very even and I couldn't get through, he handled very well and it was very difficult for me to overcome him", He added.

Matias Rossi
Photo: Hernán Capa / Toyota GAZOO Racing Argentina.

Facundo Ardusso (Puma Energy Honda Racing), who arrived at this event as the leader of the competition, finished seventh and fell to third place in the championship with 100 points. The top positions in the table are completed by Canapino, with 96; Y Julian Santero (Toyota GAZOO Racing YPF Infinia), fourth in Toay, with 93.

The eighth date of the Super TC2000 will be held on September 5, when a new edition of the 200 Kilometers from Buenos Aires at the Oscar and Juan Gálvez racetrack.

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