At 49 years and eleven months old, Omar Martínez achieved his second title in Road Tourism after winning the last date of the 2015 tournament held at the Roberto Mouras racetrack in La Plata.
This consecration demonstrates the validity of the pilot in activity with the most competitions in the category (336) and with the most triumphs (32). And one of the few that has stayed true to Ford, racing with the brand since it debuted in the specialty 21 years ago.
This loyalty was evident in the celebration of the fans of the Oval, who came to receive him after the lap of honor and who carried him on litters to the podium. Although the invasion of the public is in itself dangerous -and reprehensible-, it is already part of the teceísta folklore and is explained with a single word: passion.
[pullquote] Omar Martínez is the TC's longest-serving champion as he beat Dante Emiliozzi by one month, who won his fourth title in the category in 1965 at 49 years and 10 months. [/ pullquote]
Martínez's run of runner-up before achieving his first TC title in 2004 (they were four in a row between 1999 and 2002), plus others achieved in categories such as South American Formula 3 (1994), Top Race (1998) and TC2000 (1999). and 2002) made for many “an eternal second”.
However, with this new crown in the popular category, he balanced the balance as he now has the same number of titles as runners-up. There are nine and they are completed with those conquered in Formula Renault (1990 and 1991), the Top Race (1997, 2000 and 2006) and the TC2000 (1998).[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl3XPP09OZA[/embedyt]
No doubts. The eternal second is already part of the past. Now when you talk about Omar Martínez, you will talk about a great champion.
THE STATISTICS OF THE GURÍ IN THE TC
Races contested: 336
Series wins: 86
Pole positions: 30
Lap records: 24