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Ini Dia Tim Wanita Pertama di Balap Mobil Argentina

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Rabu, 14 Apr 2021 16:10 WIB

Argentina - Ada yang berbeda di balap mobil Argentina. Tak seperti tim balap pada umumnya, seluruh kru, mekanik, maupun pembalap di Vitarti Girl's Team ini adalah perempuan

Vitarti Girl’s Team driver Rocio Migliore, back to camera, arrives at pits and is embraced by friends to celebrate her second-place finish at the Oscar y Juan Galvez track in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, April 4, 2021. The racing team exclusive to females took part in the Top Race Junior series, a national competition, in Argentina for the first time. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Mekanik Tim Vitarti Girl, Victoria Pascual, mendorong salah satu mobil balap timnya ke pit setelah sesi latihan di lintasan Oscar y Juan Galvez di Buenos Aires, Argentina.  

Vitarti Girl’s Team driver Rocio Migliore, back to camera, arrives at pits and is embraced by friends to celebrate her second-place finish at the Oscar y Juan Galvez track in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, April 4, 2021. The racing team exclusive to females took part in the Top Race Junior series, a national competition, in Argentina for the first time. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Tim Vitarti Girl adalah tim pertama yang semuanya perempuan dalam sejarah balap mobil di Argentina.  

Vitarti Girl’s Team driver Rocio Migliore, back to camera, arrives at pits and is embraced by friends to celebrate her second-place finish at the Oscar y Juan Galvez track in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, April 4, 2021. The racing team exclusive to females took part in the Top Race Junior series, a national competition, in Argentina for the first time. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Dalam debut mereka, para wanita ini finis di garis kedua di lintasan Oscar y Juan Galvez di Buenos Aires.  

Vitarti Girl’s Team driver Rocio Migliore, back to camera, arrives at pits and is embraced by friends to celebrate her second-place finish at the Oscar y Juan Galvez track in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, April 4, 2021. The racing team exclusive to females took part in the Top Race Junior series, a national competition, in Argentina for the first time. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Sementara banyak kompetisi balap mobil terbuka untuk pembalap pria dan wanita, jarang sekali melihat wanita menjadi kru, memeriksa mesin, memasang ban, dan menganalisis waktu balapan.  

Vitarti Girl’s Team driver Rocio Migliore, back to camera, arrives at pits and is embraced by friends to celebrate her second-place finish at the Oscar y Juan Galvez track in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, April 4, 2021. The racing team exclusive to females took part in the Top Race Junior series, a national competition, in Argentina for the first time. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Tamara Vital (27) yang mendirikan tim ini mengatakan tujuan ia membuat tim ini adalah untuk memberikan kesempatan kepada para wanita yang memiliki bakat di bagian teknis balapan mobil.  

Vitarti Girl’s Team driver Rocio Migliore, back to camera, arrives at pits and is embraced by friends to celebrate her second-place finish at the Oscar y Juan Galvez track in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, April 4, 2021. The racing team exclusive to females took part in the Top Race Junior series, a national competition, in Argentina for the first time. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Tim ini mengenakan hitam dan celana merah muda untuk balapan saat mereka dengan cermat mengisi ulang tangki bensin, memeriksa bagian-bagian mesin dan mengukur tekanan ban mobil, yang dapat melaju secepat 134 mph (215 kpj).  

Vitarti Girl’s Team driver Rocio Migliore, back to camera, arrives at pits and is embraced by friends to celebrate her second-place finish at the Oscar y Juan Galvez track in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, April 4, 2021. The racing team exclusive to females took part in the Top Race Junior series, a national competition, in Argentina for the first time. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Meskipun setiap anggota tim memiliki perannya masing-masing, mereka terus bertukar pendapat selama acara berlangsung.  

Vitarti Girl’s Team driver Rocio Migliore, back to camera, arrives at pits and is embraced by friends to celebrate her second-place finish at the Oscar y Juan Galvez track in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, April 4, 2021. The racing team exclusive to females took part in the Top Race Junior series, a national competition, in Argentina for the first time. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Meski merupakan tim baru, Vitarti Girl's Team sudah memiliki pendukung.   

Vitarti Girl’s Team driver Rocio Migliore, back to camera, arrives at pits and is embraced by friends to celebrate her second-place finish at the Oscar y Juan Galvez track in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, April 4, 2021. The racing team exclusive to females took part in the Top Race Junior series, a national competition, in Argentina for the first time. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Dikutip dari AP, tim tersebut kesulitan mencari sponsor dan hanya memiliki dana untuk mengikuti dua seri balapan lagi.   

Vitarti Girl’s Team driver Rocio Migliore, back to camera, arrives at pits and is embraced by friends to celebrate her second-place finish at the Oscar y Juan Galvez track in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, April 4, 2021. The racing team exclusive to females took part in the Top Race Junior series, a national competition, in Argentina for the first time. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Dalam lima tahun terakhir, perempuan Argentina telah memimpin protes besar-besaran terhadap kekerasan seksis dan mendesak kesetaraan gender.  

Ini Dia Tim Wanita Pertama di Balap Mobil Argentina
Ini Dia Tim Wanita Pertama di Balap Mobil Argentina
Ini Dia Tim Wanita Pertama di Balap Mobil Argentina
Ini Dia Tim Wanita Pertama di Balap Mobil Argentina
Ini Dia Tim Wanita Pertama di Balap Mobil Argentina
Ini Dia Tim Wanita Pertama di Balap Mobil Argentina
Ini Dia Tim Wanita Pertama di Balap Mobil Argentina
Ini Dia Tim Wanita Pertama di Balap Mobil Argentina
Ini Dia Tim Wanita Pertama di Balap Mobil Argentina
Ini Dia Tim Wanita Pertama di Balap Mobil Argentina