|Birth|| July 3 , 1943 |
Arrecifes ( Argentina )
|Death|| June 7 , 2021(77 years old) |
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
|Cause of death||COVID-19|
|Occupation||Race car driver|
He made his TC debut in August 1964 aboard a Chevrolet coupe at the Vuelta de Salto . In his first competitions, he used the pseudonym "Sandokan II" (in honor of his uncle Nestor, winner in the category years ago). He obtained his first podium finishes in the Thousand Miles that year and in the Vuelta de Santa Fe the following year. [ 3 ]
In 1966, Marincovich had the opportunity to race with the Chevitú owned by José Froilán González . With this, he would achieve his first victory in TC at the Buenos Aires racetrack . In the following year he ran with Torino himself and La Carafe of Andrea Vianini , achieving a podium. In the second half of the 1968 season, he debuted the Chevitres , built by Francisco Martos . He returned to triumph in Buenos Aires and Rafaela . [ 3 ]
After the creation of the Argentine Sport Prototype , the prototypes that ran in TC left the category. In this way, Marincovich left for the next two seasons. There he obtained three triumphs and the 1969 runner-up, behind Eduardo Copello . [ 4 ] In 1970, together with Rubén Luis Di Palma , he participated in the 1000 km of the Nürburgring with a Berta LR . [ 5 ] In that same year, he participated in the Tourism Grand Prix with a Peugeot 504 .
He returned to TC in 1971 with a Torino prepared by Oreste Berta . It was his best campaign, finishing third in the championship and getting two wins: San Juan and the Argentine Grand Prix . [ 3 ] That year also participated in the Grand Prix of Argentina , competition F1 not counting towards the world championship, driving a McLaren in Formula 5000 . [ 2 ]
In 1972, Marincovich debuted the Chevy coupe thanks to the support of the General Motors Argentina Dealers Commission and the training of Omar Wilke and Jorge Pedersoli . With this model, from its debut year to 1976, it would achieve five victories (one per season). [ 3 ]
Despite announcing his retirement from motorsport in 1976, Marincovich continued to compete uninterruptedly until 1988. He participated in National Tourism , TC 2000 and CAP competitions , among others. In 1987 and 1988, he returned to TC to race some races with Chevrolet and Dodge . [ 3 ]
Victories in Road Tourism
|Autodrome of Buenos Aires||Chevitú||April 20, 1966|
|Autodrome of Buenos Aires||Chevitres||September 1, 1968|
|Rafaela Autodrome||November 3, 1968|
|San Juan||IKA Torino||May 16, 1971|
|Argentine Road Grand Prix||June 15-19, 1971|
|Return from Chacabuco||Chevrolet Chevy||May 9, 1972|
|Return of Viedma||October 7, 1973|
|May 25 Circuit||March 17, 1974|
|Tour of Bahía Blanca||May 4, 1975|
|Return of May 25||April 25, 1976|
|Source: [ 7 ] [ 8 ]|
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- Chelcosp (February 7, 2015). "Argentine sports prototype: MARTOS-BAUFER-CHEVROLET (1969-1970)“ Chevitres ”" . Argentine prototype sport . Retrieved December 30, 2019 .
- «The great adventure of the Berta LR» . www.lanacion.com.ar . December 14, 2019 . Retrieved December 30, 2019 .
- "Carlos Marincovich, glory of the TC, remains stable in intensive care for coronavirus" . DEPO . Retrieved June 7, 2021 .
- «ACTC - Association of Road Tourism Corridors - TC - Winners of the 1960s» . actc.org.ar . Retrieved December 30, 2019 .
- «ACTC - Association of Road Tourism Corridors - TC - Winners of the 70s» . actc.org.ar . Retrieved December 30, 2019 .