|Marcos Di Palma|
Deputy of the Province of Buenos Aires
for the 2nd Electoral Section
Currently in office
|From December 10, 2017|
|Nickname||Marquitos , Loco , The reef crazy , Pepín Di Palma , The one-armed blonde|
December 10, 1972 (age 47) |
Arrecifes , Buenos Aires
|Political party||Justicialist Party|
|Affiliations||Citizen Unity (2017-2019), Frente de Todos (2019-)|
|Occupation||Racing driver and motorsport driver|
Marcos Di Palma ( Arrecifes , Buenos Aires , Argentina , October to December of 1972 ) is a pilot of motoring Argentina, is known for being an advocate of the brand Chevrolet at the national level. He is the son of the popular pilot Luis Rubén Di Palma (who died in 2000) and brother of the pilots José Luis and Patricio Di Palma , and of the former co-pilot Andrea Di Palma . He also has a half-sister, younger than him, named Valentina Di Palma, who is the daughter of his father and Fernanda Ortensi, former Supercart co-driver. Together with his brothers, he makes up the so-called "Clan Di Palma", because it is a family with a great tradition in national motor racing. In 2017 he was elected deputy of the Province of Buenos Aires .
He is nicknamed El Loco , like his father, although he is also usually known by the diminutive Marquitos , for being the youngest of the family.
Son of Luis Rubén Di Palma and María Cayetana Lo Valvo , he was born on December 10, 1972 in Arrecifes , being the youngest of four siblings. His beginnings in motor racing were given in zonal karting and always under the guidance of his father.
In 1991 , it made its national debut by joining the defunct Supercart category. In this category, although he would debut in the last season as a zonal, he had his first experience at the national level, managing to establish himself as his first Argentine Champion at the command of an IKA Torino prepared by his father's team, Luis Rubén . As an extra piece of information, this would be the only championship title that Marcos obtained throughout his entire sports career.
In 1995 , more precisely in December of that year, it debuted in the country's highest category: Road Tourism . His debut was made aboard a Dodge GTX provided by Tapiales Auto Peña TAP. Although he never won a title with Chevrolet , his personality and style, as well as his strong identification with this brand, made him obtain the title of benchmark of the brand, an honor shared with champion drivers such as seven-time champion Guillermo Ortelli or the Former champion Christian Ledesma , both adopted by fans after his past with Ford. His collaboration in pursuit of defending a title for the brand became very noticeable every time he helped Ortelli to obtain a championship, as happened in 2001, when Di Palma harmed Omar Martínez for the benefit of the pilot from Salto, who would finally end winning his third championship.
In 1999 , Marcos Di Palma made his first foray into two categories a year, when he debuted in Top Race . And in 2003 he began his foray into National Tourism . However, despite having repeatedly expressed his refusal to race in TC 2000 , that same year he made his debut in the second category of the country at the wheel of a Chevrolet Astra . That year, he would climb the podium for the first and only time, in third place. For the first time, it alternated annually between three categories: Road Tourism , National Tourism and TC 2000 .
In 2005 , with the implementation of the TRV6 championship , it returned to this category, abandoning TC 2000 and National Tourism . But in 2006 , after 15 years defending the Chevrolet colors , Marcos Di Palma decided to change the brand and get into a Torino Cherokee , as a protest against the technical regulation of the ACTC that harmed the Chevy Coupé . With Torino he got a victory after a long time. He also changed brands in the TRV6 by getting into an Alfa Romeo 156 .
Finally in 2007 he got back into the Chevrolet in the TC. But in 2008, for regulatory reasons, the TRV6 had to get on a Peugeot 407 (the Chevrolet Vectra was not allowed , although finally Gustavo Tadei appeared with one).
In 2017 he was elected deputy of the Province of Buenos Aires. [ 3 ]
In December 2017, he starred in an aviation accident that left the city of Capitán Sarmiento without electricity, when it collided with a high voltage cable. The case would be prosecuted and it was processed in June 2019.
- 1991: Stock Car Argentino
- 1992 : Supercart (Champion)
- 1993: Supercart
- 1995 : Debuts in Road Tourism with the Dodge brand with a car from Tapiales Auto Peña TAP
- 1996 : Road Tourism Starts the season with Dodge (TAP) and then goes to Ford
- 1999 : Road Tourism with Chevrolet . Debuts in the Top Race category with a Chevrolet Vectra
- 2003 : Turismo Carretera with Chevrolet - Turismo Nacional and TC 2000 with Chevrolet Astra
- 2004 : Turismo Carretera with Chevrolet - Turismo Nacional with Chevrolet Astra
- 2005 : Road Tourism with Chevrolet - TRV6 with Chevrolet Vectra
- 2006 : Turismo Carretera with Turin - TRV6 with Chevrolet Vectra
- 2007 : Turismo Carretera with Chevrolet - TRV6 with Alfa Romeo 156
- 2008 : Road Tourism with Chevrolet - TRV6 with Peugeot 407
- 2009 : Road Tourism with Chevrolet - TRV6 with Volkswagen Passat
- 2010 : TRV6 with Volkswagen Passat
- 2011 : TRV6 with Volkswagen Passat
- 2012 : Dakar Rally with Toyota Hilux
- 2013 : Dakar Rally with Toyota Hilux
Tourism Competition 2000
|2003||SL I||GR||THREE||SEVEN||BB||BOTH||RC||SHALL||RES||SR||BA||SL II||AG||MDP||16°||18|
|DTA||Chevrolet Astra II||Right||Right||14||12||9||7||3||11||NL||13||Right|
|2005||BA I||THROUGH||LIFE||SEVEN||OLA||AG||CUR||BOTH||RAF||SR||WITH||BA II||SL||GR||-||- [ Note 1 ]|
|Edival Racing Team||Chevrolet Astra II||7 [ Note 2 ]|
- Disabled to score points for being invited in the 200 Kilometers.
- Guest of Mariano Altuna .
- Interior, Mundo D - The Voice of the. "Dakar 2012: the Di Palma, out" . D world . Retrieved November 26, 2016 .
- García, Walter Kanqui. "Dakar Rally 2013: the Di Palma brothers left without completing the second stage" . D world . Retrieved November 26, 2016 .
- «Archived copy» . Archived from the original on March 2, 2018 . Retrieved March 2, 2018 .