After a year on hiatus, the Rally Argentina will return to action and celebrate its long-awaited 40th Edition, which will be held from April 16 to 18 in Villa Carlos Paz, in the province of Córdoba. The competition organized by the Automobile Club Argentino (ACA) will be valid for the first date of FIA CODASUR Championship and for the fourth appointment of Argentine Rally.
From its first edition held in Tucumán in 1980 to the present, the Rally Argentina had only been absent from the annual automobile calendar on two occasions: in 1982 and the most recent, in 2020. However, and despite the numerous difficulties presented in the recent times, the ACA has once again bet on the continuity of this emblematic and historic competition that has already earned a place in the hearts of motorsport fans.
On this occasion, the itinerary of the SpeedAgro Rally Argentina It will be composed of eight Special Tests, where Villa Carlos Paz will have the epicenter of the activity. In addition to housing the Service Park, the city will open the competition on viernes 16 with the Villa Carlos Paz Super Special, which will have a new 1,10 km route and with the particularity that it will be held during daylight hours.
El Saturday 17, the competition will continue with Agua Fría – La Candelaria (PE2 / 4 - 24,96km) and San Gregorio-Cuchilla Nevada (PE3 / 5 - 23,50km). Both sections will have two passes: one in the morning and one after noon. In addition, to culminate the day, this edition will feature the presence of a section known and loved by the public: the Super Special Theme Park (PE6 - 6,04km - 2 laps), where the pilots will start in pairs and simultaneously .
El Sunday 18, the race will end with the mythical Copina – El Cóndor (PE7 - 16,43km) and Giulio Cesare-Mina Clavero (PE8 - 18,90km). Consequently, the 40th edition of the SpeedAgro Rally Argentina will feature 137,39km of special and a total of 689,68km.
TRIBUTE TO JORGE RECALDE
Many stories were written around Rally Argentina throughout all these years. Undoubtedly, one of the most outstanding names has been that of Jorge Recalde, who in the company of Jorge Del Buono, he won the competition in 1988 and to this day, he continues to be the first and only Argentine -and South American- driver to win a valid date for the World Championship. Likewise, it was also imposed in 1995 (that time, Martín Christie was his navigator), when the race was valid for Formula 2.
On this occasion and also on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the death of the “Cóndor”, the 40th edition of the SpeedAgro Rally Argentina will not only end in his homeland, Mina Clavero. Also, a small ceremony will be held in front of the pilot's house with the participation of his family, members of the brand new Jorge Recalde Foundation and the pilots participating in the Rally Argentina.
“We are happy to be able to return to Rally Argentina after a very difficult year. It is important to highlight the commitment of the provincial authorities, through the Córdoba Sports Agency and Héctor Campana; and municipal, through the Mayor of Villa Carlos Paz, Daniel Gómez Gesteira; as well as the invaluable contribution of our faithful sponsors, who make this edition possible ", he claimed David eli, General Coordinator of the rally
In the framework of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the presence of the public in the competition sections, as well as in the Service Park, It will depend on the approval of the health authority of the province of Córdoba. The Organizing Committee of the rally will work accordingly to protect the safety of all those affected by the event.
ENTRIES FOR COMPETITORS
Crews wishing to participate in the SpeedAgro Rally Argentina 2021 will be able to process their registration soon through the website: www.rallyargentina.com, respecting the deadline as appropriate.