An estimated 110,000 tourists visited Buenos Aires over the last long weekend to see the TC2000 last Sunday, according to the city’s Department of Tourism.
About 700,000 people were in the downtown streets to see the circuit, which shut down the centre for a couple of days. The track ran along Avenida 9 de Julio, Avenida Roque Sáenz Peña (Diagonal Norte) and Avenida de Mayo.
According to the survey, about 96,000 tourists stayed overnight in the city, spending a total of an estimated $28 million pesos.
“Thousands of tourists came to the City during the long weekend, leading to a very strong domestic market performance which is advantageous for the promotion of Buenos Aires this year. We strongly support the Super CT 2000 in the Province of Córdoba, and have a racing tradition in our country. The city also has other events on the calendar throughout 2012, including April’s Book Fair and La Noche en Vela, ” said Buenos Aires Minister of Culture and Tourism Hernán Lombardi.
Mariano Werner won first place, while Brazilian Cacá Bueno came in the second position.