TC2000 Championship

The TC2000 (Turismo Competición 2000, formerly Súper TC2000) is a touring car racing series held in Argentina since 1979.

TC2000 Championship
TC2000 logo 2022.webp
CategoryTouring cars
CountryArgentina Argentina
Inaugural season1979
Drivers' championLeonel Pernía
Makes' championRenault
Teams' championRenault Sport
Official websiteTC2000 Official
TC2000 Series Official
Motorsport current event.svg Current season
Mégane Argentina TC2000 racing car in 2006.
2010 Peugeot 307 TC2000
The Súper TC2000 in the Buenos Aires street circuit.
Peugeot 408 STC2000.

RulesEdit

Prior to 2012, engines of up to 2,000 cubic centimetres (120 cu in) were allowed, with only limited modifications from standard engines. This was both to reduce running costs, and give a level playing field to every team. Variable valve timing, variable intake geometry, anti-lock braking systems and traction control are all forbidden.

From the 2012 season, Radical Performance Engines will provide 2.7 litres (160 cu in) RPE TCX V8 engines (a front-wheel-drive variant of the RPX, originally found in the Radical SR8), capable of producing 430 brake horsepower (320 kW), in place of the previous 2 litres (120 cu in) engines. The series was renamed to Súper TC2000.[1] Meanwhile, cars with the old regulation continue competing as a second-tier championship with the name TC2000, currently with an independent calendar.

The V8 engines were finally replaced from the year 2019 by new provider, the French manufacturer Oreca, these being 2.0 litres (120 cu in) turbocharged 4-cylinder in-line.

In 2022, the series changed its name again. The Super TC2000 got its name back from the TC2000 and the TC2000 was renamed the TC2000 Series.[2]

TC2000 teamsEdit

2022 seasonEdit

Works teams:

Private teams:

  • Axion Energy Sport
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior
  • FDC Motorsport
  • FR Motorsport
  • JM Motorsport

Scoring systemEdit

Posición 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Qualification 3 2 1
Normal race 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1

ChampionsEdit

Season Champion Car Team
1979   Osvaldo López Peugeot 504 Osvaldo López Competición
1980   Jorge Omar del Río Volkswagen 1500 Pianetto Competición
1981   Jorge Omar del Río Volkswagen 1500 Pianetto Competición
1982   Jorge Omar del Río Volkswagen 1500 Pianetto Competición
1983   Rubén Luis di Palma Volkswagen 1500 Di Palma Competición
1984   Mario Gayraud Ford Taunus Herceg Competición
1985   Rubén Daray Ford Sierra Akel Competición
1986   Juan María Traverso Renault Fuego Berta Sport
1987   Silvio Oltra Renault Fuego Benavidez Competición
1988   Juan María Traverso Renault Fuego Berta Sport
1989   Miguel Ángel Guerra Renault Fuego Berta Sport
1990   Juan María Traverso Renault Fuego Berta Sport
1991   Juan María Traverso Renault Fuego Berta Sport
1992   Juan María Traverso Renault Fuego Berta Sport
1993   Juan María Traverso Renault Fuego Berta Sport
1994   Guillermo Maldonado Volkswagen Gol VW YPF Motorsport
1995   Juan María Traverso Peugeot 405 Peugeot Sport
1996   Ernesto Bessone Ford Escort Esso Competición
1997   Henry Martin Ford Escort Zetec Ford YPF Berta Motorsport
1998   Omar Martínez Honda Civic Honda Team Pro Racing
1999   Juan Manuel Silva Honda Civic Honda Team Pro Racing
2000   Daniel Cingolani Ford Escort Zetec Ford Repsol YPF Berta Motorsport
2001   Gabriel Ponce de León Ford Escort Zetec Ford Repsol YPF Berta Motorsport
2002   Norberto Fontana Toyota Corolla Toyota Team Argentina
2003   Gabriel Ponce de León Ford Focus Ford YPF Berta Motorsport
2004   Christian Ledesma Chevrolet Astra Chevrolet Pro Racing
2005   Gabriel Ponce de León Ford Focus Ford YPF Berta Motorsport
2006   Matías Rossi Chevrolet Astra Chevrolet Pro Racing
2007   Matías Rossi Chevrolet Astra Chevrolet Pro Racing
2008   José María López Honda Civic Si Honda Petrobras
2009   José María López Honda Civic Si Equipo Petrobras
2010   Norberto Fontana Ford Focus Ford-YPF
2011   Matías Rossi Toyota Corolla Toyota Team Argentina
Super TC2000 TC2000 (2nd Division)
2012   José María López Ford Focus PSG16 Team   Franco Girolami Fiat Linea Pro Racing
2013   Matías Rossi Toyota Corolla Toyota Team Argentina   Matías Milla Fiat Linea Pro Racing
2014   Néstor Girolami Peugeot 408 Peugeot Lo Jack Team   Facundo Della Motta Honda Civic Sportteam
2015   Néstor Girolami Peugeot 408 Peugeot Lo Jack Team   Emmanuel Cáceres Honda Civic PSG-16 Team
2016   Agustín Canapino Chevrolet Cruze Equipo Chevrolet YPF   Antonino García Ford Focus Escudería Fela by RAM
2017   Facundo Ardusso Renault Fluence Renault Sport   Manuel Luque Renault Fluence Ambrogio Racing Argentina
2018   Facundo Ardusso Renault Fluence Renault Sport   Marcelo Ciarrocchi Citroën C4 Lounge Citroën Total Racing by PSG
2019   Leonel Pernía Renault Fluence Renault Sport   Nicolás Moscardini Renault Fluence Ambrogio Racing Argentina
2020   Matías Rossi Toyota Corolla Toyota Gazoo Racing YPF Infinia   Exequiel Bastidas Toyota Corolla FDC Motor Sports
2021   Agustín Canapino Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet YPF   Jorge Barrio Renault Fluence Ambrogio Racing
TC2000 TC2000 Series
2022   Leonel Pernía Renault Fluence Renault Sport   Facundo Marques Renault Fluence Ambrogio Racing
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Broadcasting rightsEdit

RadioEdit

TelevisiónEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Radical Sportscars | Racing | Track Day | Road and Race Cars".
  2. ^ Autocosmos (2022-02-20). "Súper TC2000 cambiará su nombre y volverá a los orígenes". Autocosmos (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-04-09.

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