Top Race V6

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Top Race V6
Category Touring car racing
Country  Argentina
Inaugural season 1997
Tyre suppliers Pirelli
Drivers' champion Argentina Agustín Canapino
Teams' champion Sportteam
Makes' champion Germany Mercedes-Benz
Official website Official website

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

The cars[edit]

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 champions[edit]

Top Race V6 Mercedes-Benz C-Class silhouette

Former Top Race[edit]

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


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

TR Junior[edit]

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

Point system[edit]

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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