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The incredible and emotional triumph of Diego Ciantini in Road Tourism, after the shocking story of his father


Two months ago, 'Bocha' said that he was fighting against pancreatic cancer. This Sunday, his son Diego won for the first time in the highest category by winning in La Pampa.

It was obviously a work of fate


Because the sanction for the Uruguayan

Marcos Landa

for having exceeded with a yellow flag caused this Sunday the celebration of the

Ciantini family

, one of the historic

Highway Tourism


Two months after José 'Bocha' revealed that he was fighting pancreatic cancer, his son

Diego was victorious

at the La Pampa racetrack for the second date of the season.

Why was it awesome?

Strictly speaking, the winner on the track was Landa, but he received a surcharge and due to the penalty he was behind Ciantini, although he was still able to get on the podium ahead of

Gastón Mazzacane


The special race of the TC, with a mandatory pit stop, had everything, mainly in the outcome.

It is that Fritzler was the leader but he met the competition requirement only on lap 22 (he had been enabled since lap 15), which left Ugalde as the leader, although also without refueling.

When he did, Matías Rossi was the one left in the lead, with Landa and Ciantini swapping positions behind.

Shortly after the end, the scene was the abandonment of the Toyota driver due to an engine failure, which led to his abandonment.

The great maneuver that Landa had done to overcome Ciantini was the one that ended up condemning him later: the sports commissioners warned him that it had been with the yellow flag, which caused a surcharge that, in fact, left him without the victory.

The emotion and joy, then, was for "Bochita" Ciantini, who got out of the same car that Agustín Canapino was driving last season and tearfully hugged his father in the pits, where his grandfather was also.

Fourth was Mariano Werner (Ford), fifth Julián Santero (Ford), sixth Otto Fritzler (Ford), seventh Esteban Gini (Torino), eighth Ricardo Risatti (Chevrolet), ninth Christian Ledesma (Chevrolet) and tenth Lionel Ugalde (Torino).

In the championship, Werner continues as the leader with 113.5 points, escorted by Catalán Magni with 104 and by Todino with 85. The next date of Turismo Carretera will be April 16 at the El Calafate racetrack.

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-03-26

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