Matías Rossi: "They put me on the hitch and unfairly in 18th place"

The Toyota GAZOO Racing driver explained why he decided not to race at El Villicum on Sunday. Is right?

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The great absentee of the ninth date of Super TC2000 en The Villicum was, without a doubt, the champion Matias Rossi. The pilot of the Toyota GAZOO Racing He decided do not run on Sunday in protest of the penalties you received after the qualifying race on Saturday. These penalties took him the victory, which happened to his partner Franco Vivian; and they sent it to 18 position of the Sunday test grid.

Rossi received five seconds for not respecting the starting speed, a pity that other pilots also received; and others 40 seconds for going out of bounds eight times.

Matias RossiAfter chewing anger on Saturday night, the Missile decided not to appear in the main competition, a decision that his team respected and supported. The one from Del Viso did not make any statements on the route and preferred to state his position through his account in Instagram.

"Thank you for the unconditional support of always Toyota GAZOO Racing Argentina and Toyota Argentina", Rossi explained in his brief post. "I decided not to start today's final of the Super TC2000 when they put me to finger and unfairly in P18 (with 45 seconds to spare) when we should start on pole after yesterday's victory (on Saturday)", accused the pilot, who also thanked the support of his followers.

To severely punish Rossi, the sports commissioners of the Automobile Sports Commission of Automobile Club Argentino They took as a test the on-board camera of the car of Bernardo Keychain (Chevrolet YPF) after the complaint of his concurrent. There you can see how the TGR corridor passed the limits of the circuit on repeated occasions.

Because El Villicum is a curved track designed for motorcycles, since it was built to receive the World Superbike, it is very common that in car competitions the limits are not respected. Something that, for example, was rudely noted during the last presentation of the Road Tourism. Although the ACTC never penalizes this type of situation despite the risk that means...

Attentive to this situation, the sports authorities had already informed the drivers and teams that these excesses were not going to be tolerated. At the same time they explained that, within their possibilities, they were going to be notified about the first two fouls and that the sanctions were to be applied from the third exit from the track.


Darío Ramonda, head of Toyota GAZOO Racing, understood Rossi's position and, in part, justified his reaction because in the previous days "he was persecuted to try to prevent him from participating in the competition" because the previous weekend I had participated in the Brazilian Stock Car and by participating in San Juan I was not going to respect the quarantine, although with the new regulations imposed as of last Friday that was no longer necessary ...

Matias Rossi
When hitting the lack, Rossi lost ground in the title fight. He has 109 points and is 46 units behind the leader Leonel Pernía when there are still three dates left to lower the curtain to 2021.


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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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