The time has come. Agustín Canapino fulfills a personal dream. The Arrecifeño runs the Indianapolis 500, one of the tests that make up the so-called "Triple Crown" of world motorsport, along with the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco – which was played this Sunday and won by Max Verstappen – and the mythical 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 107th edition of the event is the sixth round of the IndyCar Series season. Televisa Star+.
The race had an unprecedented start: because the American Graham Rahal could not start the car 24 of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, which was going to drive in place of the injured Stefan Wilson, and generated some chaos on the previous lap. Rahal, curiously, had been left out of the 500 Miles in the Last Chance, a kind of repechage to define the last two classified and that he had lost in the last minute with his teammate Jack Harvey. But Wilson suffered a fractured vertebra in crashing in Monday's practice and the American was called in to replace him.
The Spaniard Alex Palou, of the Chip Ganassi team, started from pole and with a very firm pace and without risking, continued to lead when 17 of the 200 laps that the race will last had already been completed. He was escorted by Dutchman Rinus Veekay (Ed Carpenter Racing) and Sweden's Felix Rosenqvist (Arrow McLaren), who started second and third, respectively.
Canapino, meanwhile, had climbed one place and turned 26°, after having started 27° place. The reefer had achieved last Saturday an average of 372.270 kilometers per hour in the classification.
The 33-year-old Argentine is contesting his first season in that American monopostos category with a car of the Juncos Hollinger Racing team.
In the four laps of qualifying last week, Canapino averaged a speed of 372.270 kilometers per hour.
Palou leads the championship after five rounds with 174 points; Pato O'Ward is second with 168; and Marcus Ericsson is third with 155. The Argentine adds 56 units and is located in the 19th position.