Agustín Canapino obtained his best result of the year in IndyCar

Agustín Canapino obtained his best result of the year in IndyCar

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The winner of the test, which had several incidents and five changes of command, was the New Zealander Scott Dixon, new leader of the championship. Swedish Marcus Ericssonin his best result of the season, and the also Swede Marcus Armstrong They completed the podium. Agustín Canapinoaboard car No. 78 of the Juncos Hollinger Team, survived a crazy race that had his first accident on the opening lap when Will Power He spun after a crash that caused problems for six other cars.

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Agustín Canapino He broke free and in the relaunch he was 10th, in a notable climb (he had started from 17th place on the grid). He climbed a position after the Spaniard Alex Palouleader of the category until today, was delayed and for the 16th lap he climbed another step after the Brazilian Helio Castroneves will enter in a spin and the place Kyffin Simpson I would hook it head on.

Agustín Canapino, near the podium

After the first pit stop, the multiple TC champion was relegated to 17th place. From there, taking advantage of other people’s mistakes and one of the many yellow flags, he advanced to third place. It was another notable work of Agustín Canapinowho had just had a good experience in the Indianapolis 500, where a childhood mistake deprived him of finishing in the top ten.

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The rain added another spice to the competition and the Reef driver showed his craft. To the point that after another touch starring Power, this time with Rinus VeeKay, climbed back to the seventh step. The accidents were repeated and so were the yellow flags and restarts. The race got muddy: even the Frenchman Romain Grosjeanteammate Agustín Canapinocollided with the Dane Christian Lundgaard. This is how the Argentine once again appeared sixth in the qualifier.

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However, he could not finish unscathed. In the umpteenth relaunch, on lap 60, the Frenchman Theo Pourchaire He wanted to get into the wrong place, touched him and, fortunately, the Argentine barely lost three positions. Five laps later, he made his second stop and dropped to 14th place.

Good career in the United States

From then on, Agustín Canapino He attended to his game and took advantage of every opportunity that others gave him to climb. On lap 70, after another yellow flag, Joseph Newgardenthe winner of the Indianapolis 500, touched Kyle Kirkwood, came in on a spin and Palou took it with him. The man from Reef rose two places to finish 12th in the United States motorsports event.

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“12th place here in Detroit after a crazy final, as expected. The issue is that the rain came and it was a swing of emotions. The race started well. I placed 10th. With the rain, when everyone was mixing However, we had to go back to the pits to put on wet tires and that delayed us. Unfortunately, Pourchaire made a very serious mistake and crashed into me hard and destroyed my car. a car that was completely out of alignment,” summarized the Argentine.

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