Agustín Canapino facts for kids
Agustín Canapino (born January 19, 1990) is an Argentine racing driver. He has run in different series, with major success in Turismo Carretera (TC). He is the son of Alberto Canapino, a renowned race car mechanic in Argentina.
With no previous racing experience, Agustín made his debut in 2005 in a Renault one-make. He won the championship in 2007. He made his debut that year in TC 2000 and the following year in Top Race and TC Pista, a championship prior to Turismo Carretera that he won that year.
Canapino wins the TC and Top Race Torneo Clausura championships in 2010. Between 2011 and 2017 he won all the titles in Top Race (with a Mercedes-Benz prototype), except for 2015, which was won by Matías Rodríguez. Won the Súper TC 2000 championship in 2016 with Chevrolet Argentina factory team and was a three-time TC champion between 2017 and 2019 with the Canapino Sport team (led by his father). He has also run a few races at Stock Car Brasil.
In 2019 he was called by Ricardo Juncos, director of Juncos Racing, to race the 24 Hours of Daytona in DPi. Along with Will Owen, René Binder and Kyle Kaiser, he finished eighth in the class. He also raced at Sebring.
Canapino was awarded the Olimpia de Oro 2018 for the best Argentine sportsman of the year. He is together with Juan Manuel Fangio, the only racing driver to win this award. He received the Olimpia de Plata of the discipline four times. His father, Alberto Canapino, died on February 15, 2021, from COVID-19
In October of 2022, his former team Juncos Racing announced that Canapino would take part in 2 demonstation runs to be held in Argentina, where Canapino would drive one of the team's Dallara IR18 IndyCars from the 2022 series, to be held in November 2022. In preparation for these demonstation runs, the team entered Canapino in a private IndyCar driver evaluation test at Sebring.
Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2019||Juncos Racing||DPi||Cadillac DPi-V.R||Cadillac 5.5 L V8||DAY
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