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A storm pilot

In the midst of the pandemic, race driver Carlos Okulovich showed solidarity with those who are experiencing the worst in the world of motorsport.


Due to the quarantine, the ACTC (Association of Road Tourism Runners) has been running a schedule of  virtual races . On each date, every Argentine rider sits in a simulator, ready to fire the console controls.

  Motorsport , unlike other sports, was one of the fastest reacted to mandatory isolation . This is because many pilots already used the simulators as part of their usual training.

The brand new  #TCenCasa Cup  is broadcast on Public TV throughout the country and on ACTC's YouTube and Facebook Live channel. Thus, millions of road tourism fans can continue to enjoy the unparalleled adrenaline that only a few powered engines can deliver. In addition, the money raised by the sponsors is intended for the purchase of supplies and safety equipment for Argentine doctors and nurses.

However, not everything is rosy.  There is a sector within road tourism that is experiencing serious economic difficulties due to the pandemic. They are the merchandising sellers of the racetrack . Weekend after weekend, they are losing the chance to sell for the “physical” stop of the races.

 Storm Pilot 

A real race driver is the one who runs with his  car  on any track. This is the obereño Carlos Okulovich, who is working on building a virtual trade to help merchandise sellers on the racetrack.

 “ I know all the boys who work on the racetrack, I have stories and anecdotes since I was a kid . They are a group that works and mobilizes always and we with our RVs and we go in race to race. Many times we bring the goods to them, sometimes we bring them closer to their homes. We have a relationship of colleagues because we all work in motorsport,” said the  missionary runner.

 The Obereño driver is working with a group of e-commerce specialists so that the sellers of the race track can sell their products . “The idea is to give them a tool to spend these months, they won't sell like on the racetrack, but it's something,” Okulovich said.

 We suggest you continue reading the following notes: 

The sanctions of the ACTC came out
"Road tourism is like mate and asado."

Publication Date: 07/06/2020

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