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Motorsport in Argentina Interactive Workshop

02 March 2009

Location: Stoneleigh Park, Warwick

 Motorsport in Argentina Interactive Workshop

March 2nd, 2009
Time: 12:00 - 16:00 (Lunch on Arrival)
MIA Head Office, Stoneleigh Park, Warwick

Argentina - even amidst the current doom and gloom, the "land of silver" is still shining and it has the second largest motorsports industry in the Americas after the USA. Recently, several UK companies have secured motorsport business including transmissions from Xtrac – the MIA wants to help members make contacts and grow business in this strong market.

“The pound has dropped 25% recently, so making imports cheaper and Argentine companies now having more US$ to spend. Overall, this market is as good as it has ever been in the last decade for UK companies” says the British Embassy in Buenos Aires.

The motorsports scene in Argentina goes back a long way (remember Fangio and Reutemann) and is just as vibrant today, with several top-line series commanding live television coverage and specific motorsport sections in no less than 27 national newspapers and 4 dedicated weekly magazines:

  • TC (Turismo Carratera) is the most popular series in Argentina, using 6 cylinder, 3 litre engines and featuring cars from Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge amongst others. TC is the oldest racing series in the world, having run for over 70 years - Juan Manuel Fangio was their champion in 1940 and 1941. www.actc.org.ar
  • TC2000 is the most technologically advanced series in South America - attracting Drivers like ex-F1 star Norberto Fontana - and is similar to our BTCC, using 2-litre engines and attracting entries from Toyota, Ford, Chevrolet, Honda, Volkswagen and Renault. www.tc2000.com.ar
  • Top Race V6 (3 litre engine with a Berta Kit delivering up to 350 bhp) is an exciting new series with good funding and features entries from VW, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Ford and Peugeot. There is also a Top Race Junior feeder series with Ford, Opel and Alfa Romeo models using a 2.3 litre Duratec Berta engine producing 260 bhp. www.trv6.com.ar

Speaking at the Interactive Workshop will be:

  • Alfredo Fierro - Trade & Investment Officer, British Embassy, Buenos Aires
  • Sergio Rinland - World-class Argentine designer of Williams, Benetton, Sauber and Arrows

Joining us DIRECT by conference call from Argentina to answer your questions will be:

  • Brian Berta of Oreste Berta S.A. - 73 times National Championship winning team, entrant in the TC2000 series and supplier of engines to the Top Race junior and senior series mentioned above
  • Gabriel Casella from Saenz Hnos S.A. - One of the foremost importers of motorsport components to Argentina and supplier of several of the standardised components used in the above formulae

Already registered for this event are representatives from Alcon, Ricardo, Xtrac, Oerlikon, Ilmor and Prodrive - don't miss your chance to make REAL and DIRECT contact with key players in Argentina's Motorsport Industry... without leaving the UK.

To register for this event, please follow the 'Click here to register for this event' link below.


Ticket Prices*
MIA Member: £20 + VAT
Non-Member: £35 + VAT

For more information please contact Adam Pointer on +44 (0)2476 639 600
or email

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