At the age of 11, he stood on the podium in the Argentine Superbike

Find out about the story of Benjamín Peralta, who finished second at Termas de Río Hondo this weekend.

In 2021, Benjamín Peralta shocked the world of motorsport by making his Argentine Superbike debut at just 10 years old. Born on January 11, 2011, the rider from San Carlos Centro, Santa Fe Province, began competing at age 5 after his father Leonardo gave him his first motorcycle for Christmas.

Peralta continues to grow

Since then, Peralta has not stopped growing up in the world of two wheels and has shown his conditions. Since 2018 in the Argentine Motorcycle Competition (CAM) and since last year in the Junior Cup (250cc) of the Argentine Superbike.

The first year was adaptation and because of his height (1.20 cm) he had to start with wooden blocks, from the bottom of the grid. This obligation by law, since it does not reach the ground, has to be fulfilled until Bahía Blanca, the first date of this year.

However, in Neuquén he started for the first time from the box that matched him and this weekend at Termas de Río Hondo, he started in sixth and he was able to complete the race in second place, battling the winner, Bautista Farías.

Peralta continues to grow

“I’m so happy”

“Very happy for the first podium, for being so far ahead and able to fight with Bauti. He thought about the race well, I tried to follow him, but in the last laps he threw everything he had. Forward, but we had to follow him and we finished in second place. I want to thank everyone who supported me “declared Benjamín Peralta with joy, after achieving his first podium in the Argentine Superbike.

This is the podium of Benjamín Peralta in Termas de Río Hondo

Source: Tycsports

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