POSTED: April 23rd 2013

Super TC 2000 draws more than one million spectators to Buenos Aires

Drivers of the Super TC 2000 show their support for Buenos Aires 2018 YOG Bid / Buenos Aires 2018
Drivers of the Super TC 2000 show their support for Buenos Aires 2018 YOG Bid / Buenos Aires 2018

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Buenos Aires, Argentina, currently bidding to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, attracted more than one million spectators to its Recoleta district for the annual Super TC 2000 touring car race.

There were one million locals and 300,000 tourists in Buenos Aires for the two-day event, highlighting Argentina’s passion for sport and Buenos Aires’ ability to deliver successful major sporting events.

“We are delighted that so many passionate Argentineans as well as so many visitors to our city turned out to watch this year’s Super TC 2000 touring car race,” Buenos Aires Under Secretary of Sport and Chief Executive of the Buenos Aires 2018 Bid Committee Francisco Irarrazaval said. “Sport is the heartbeat of Buenos Aires and it is an integral part of everyday life, something which is unequivocally supported by these amazing spectator numbers.”

Buenos Aires’ Recoleta district is also home to the Recoleta Cultural Centre, which houses enriching and educational experiences for young athletes with galleries, museums and theatres and is a key venue for the Buenos Aires 2018 proposed Youth Olympic Games Cultural and Education Programme.

“The success of this year’s Super TC 2000 once again underlines our ability to safely deliver such large scale sporting events in a way that ensures maximum enjoyment for spectators and competitors,” Irarrazaval said. 

The Recoleta district’s city centre circuit used for the Super TC 2000 is also a proposed race track for the inaugural Formula E Championship, which will feature electric powered cars in 2014.

“It is our hope that by hosting major global sports events such as the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, we can inspire young people across the wider Latin America region to engage with and participate in sport on a more regular basis,” Irarrazaval said.

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