Top Race V6 is a touring car race series held in Argentina. It was founded in 1997.

Top Race V6
CategoryTouring car racing
Country Argentina
Inaugural season1997
Tyre suppliersPirelli
Drivers' championArgentina Agustín Canapino
Teams' championSportteam
Makes' championGermany Mercedes-Benz
Official websiteOfficial website

The carsEdit

The Top Race V6 category sees the vehicles presented in silhouette form, with identical, strictly controlled mechanical specifications. Body styles currently running in the series are the Ford Mondeo, Chevrolet Vectra (aka Vauxhall/Opel Astra), Peugeot 407, Mercedes C-Class and Volkswagen Passat, all in sedan form. In previous seasons, Renault Laguna and Citroën C5 bodies were also used.

Engines are identical 3.0 litre V6 units tuned by Kit Berta to produce approximately 350 hp. Chassis (tubular steel), suspension (control front, independent rear), tires (Pirelli PZero slicks on 18 inch cast aluminium wheels) and gearboxes (Mark Saenz H-Pattern 5 speed) are all identical control items. The vehicles also run a uniform body kit consisting of front splitter/air dam, side skirts, and rear wing. Body modifications are allowed to present a more race oriented look (such as flared wheel arches and widened bodies), but this is also strictly controlled to keep all the vehicles even.

As a result, racing is cost effective as well as being close and highly competitive.

Previous championsEdit

 
Top Race V6 Mercedes-Benz C-Class silhouette

Former Top RaceEdit

Year Driver Car
1997   Omar Martínez Honda Prelude
1998   Juan María Traverso Mercedes-Benz 280
1999   Juan María Traverso Peugeot 405
2000   Omar Martínez Honda Prelude
2001   Guillermo Ortelli BMW 320i
2002   Diego Aventín BMW 320i
2003   Juan María Traverso BMW 320i
2004   Ernesto Bessone Ford Escort
2005   Claudio Kohler BMW 320i

TRV6Edit

Year Driver Car
2005   Guillermo Ortelli Chevrolet Vectra II
2006   Omar Martínez Ford Mondeo II
2007   Emiliano Spataro Volkswagen Passat V
2008   Emiliano Spataro Volkswagen Passat V
2009   José María López Ford Mondeo II
Copa América 2010   Guido Falaschi Ford Mondeo II
Close Tournament 2010   Agustín Canapino Mercedes-Benz C-Class W203
2011   Agustín Canapino Mercedes-Benz C-Class W203
2012   Agustín Canapino Mercedes-Benz C-Class W204
2013   Agustín Canapino Mercedes-Benz C-Class W204
2014   Agustín Canapino Mercedes-Benz C-Class W204
2015   Matías Rodríguez

TR JuniorEdit

Year Driver Car
2007   Federico Bathiche Alfa Romeo 156
2008   Gonzalo Perlo Ford Mondeo
2009   Germán Giles Chevrolet Vectra
Copa América 2010   Humberto Krujoski Ford Mondeo
Close Tournament 2010   Gerardo Salaverría Chevrolet Vectra

Point systemEdit

The points are given in the following order:

Position Points Position Points
1 18 8 8
2 16 9 7
3 14 10 6
3 12 11 5
4 12 12 4
5 11 13 3
6 10 14 2
7 9 15 to 20 1

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