Agostino Canapino is preparing for an extremely new and demanding stage in his sporting career: his participation in the 2023 season of IndyCar series, the most important single-seater category in the United States. This experience will put him in front of numerous challenges. Among these, getting used to the use of English, a language with which it is not very easy, as was evident this Friday.
A short video was published on the category’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts in which the man from Reef, who went to the United States on Friday 15 January with his partner Josefina Di Palma, takes stock of his first days working alongside to the Hollinger Racing rushesthe team led by Argentine Ricardo Juncos.
“For me it is very exciting to do my first full season in Indycar. It’s my first experience with this type of formula car. This is all new to me and a big challenge. I have been racing touring cars for 15 or 20 years and now I have this opportunity thanks to Ricardo Juncos, Brad Hollinger and the team. So let’s see what happens,” said the four-time champion Road tourism (2010, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
While most of the comments generated by the video have been encouraging, several internet users have pointed out the unrefined use of language. Canapino picked up the glove. “Not even (Carlos) Tevez was encouraged to do that much”he joked on his Twitter account while sharing the original message, referring to the expressive difficulties the former Argentina international player had in his early years in England, where he played for West Ham United, Manchester United and Manchester City.
Outside of humour, the two-times champion of the Tourism Competition 2000 (2016 and 2021) andHe worked these days in Indianapolis, where Juncos Racing is based and where it celebrated its 33rd birthday on Thursday 19th. This Saturday there will be the presentation of the bodies of the vehicles used by Canapino and his teammate, the British Callum Ilott.
A few days later, Thursday 2 and Friday 3 February, the two riders will take part in the category free practice which will take place on the luxurious circuit located in the Palm Springs Spa Club (California).
The official debut of the reef will take place on March 5th at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix (Florida), the first round of the season in a championship that will be made up of 17 races: seven on permanent circuits, five on urban tracks and five on ovals. The competition will close on September 10 in Laguna Seca (California).
By this way, Canapino will become the sixth Argentine driver to participate in the IndyCar championship. Carlos Parietti (1971), Enrique Mansilla (1985), Juan Manuel Fangio II (between 1995 and 1997), Norberto Fontana (2000) and Gastón Mazzacane (2004) have done it before.
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