Video : The Death Of Guido Falaschi

The 22-year-old Guido Falaschi is the fourth pilot who loses his life during a race this year, after Dan Wheldon (Indy Car, 16 October), Marco Simoncelli (MotoGP, 23 October) and Ramiro Tot (karting, 30 October). A tragic toll of 4 deaths in less than a month.

Falaschi died Sunday 13 November 2011 following an accident involving several cars in a competition held on a circuit from the city of Balcarce.
“Paramedics tried resuscitation in order to revive the driver but unfortunately he died 40 minutes after the crash,” said Ariel Tapes, representative of the Participants Association in the Turismo Carretera Championship (TC).
Falaschi, 22, was among the race leaders at the time of the accident. The Argentinian could not avoid Larrauri Leonel’s car that came from behing, and in consequence lost control with his car leaving the track, hitting the protective wall, bouncing back and then being struck by another vehicle driven by Nestor Girolami. The accident involved several other cars driven by Norberto Fontana, Juan Manuel Silva, Jose Savino, Leonel Pernia and Jorge Trebbiani and fortunately all these driver escaped unharmed.
The young Argentine pilot who competed with a Ford Falcon, was transported urgently to Balcarce hospital, where the doctors tried to revive him. Falaschi had a skull fracture. “Unfortunately nothing could be done,” said Bandi. Girolami was also hospitalized, however his condition is stable.
Falaschi was among the drivers competing for the Gold Cup, which is awarded to the champion of the TC category, the most popular in Argentina’s motoring.
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