Argentina in Consideration for IndyCar’s First Race Outside North America
Argentina has been under heavy consideration to host IndyCar’s first race outside of North America since Sao Paulo in 2013. Talks and interest in this potential event have grown, especially after Ricardo Juncos, the Argentine IndyCar team owner, successfully organized demonstration runs last November at Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo in Santiago del Estero and Autodromo Oscar y Juan Galvez in Buenos Aires.
Increased Interest in Argentina
Ricardo Juncos, who owns Juncos Racing in the IndyCar series, played a crucial role in sparking the conversations about hosting an IndyCar race in Argentina. Last November, he arranged demonstration runs at two prominent racetracks in the country – Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo in Santiago del Estero and Autodromo Oscar y Juan Galvez in Buenos Aires. These demonstration runs showcased the potential of organizing a race in Argentina and started generating interest among fans and organizers alike.
IndyCar’s Expansion Plans
IndyCar, the premier open-wheel racing series in North America, has been actively exploring new venues outside of the continent to expand its reach and appeal. Argentina, with its rich motorsport history and enthusiastic fan base, emerged as a strong contender for hosting an IndyCar race. The success of the demonstration runs organized by Ricardo Juncos further solidified Argentina’s position in these discussions.
A Possible Addition to the 2024 IndyCar Schedule
The talks about holding an IndyCar race in Argentina have gained significant momentum lately. With the continued interest and positive response from both the fans and key stakeholders, there is a possibility that Argentina could be added to the 2024 IndyCar schedule. This potential race would mark a historic moment for IndyCar, as it would be the first event held outside North America since Sao Paulo in 2013.
While no official announcement has been made yet, the growing excitement surrounding this development indicates that Argentina could soon become a prominent destination on the international IndyCar calendar.