Race Car Pilots and Beach Volley Players together in Chiapas

CHIAPAS, Mexico, May 13, 2011 – They are two very exciting sports but also very different. Destiny, however, brought both together at least during the trip to Chiapas.


Antonio Perez, the race car pilot, and the players participating in the Beach Volleyball Circuit that starts on Friday at Puerto Arista Beach were booked in the same flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez, capital of Mexican State of Chiapas, so during the waiting time to board at the airport some of the players took opportunity to chat with the popular pilot from Guadalajara, brother of Sergio Perez, a Formula One pilot for the Swiss Scuderia Sauber.


The differences of the physical characteristics between the sportsmen were obvious, and were somehow motive of laughs for some of the tall NORCECA volleyball players compared to the short “Toño”, as the pilot is commonly called in NASCAR Mexico.


Another coincidence is that next Sunday, most likely at the same time, pilots and beach volleyball players will be stepping to the podium as the car race is scheduled to start at 15:00 just when the finals of the fourth stage of the beach circuit are expected to be in full action.


Among the participants who arrived on Wednesday were the duos from Canada, United States, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Cayman Islands, Nicaragua, Cuba, Costa Rica and México in both genders.


Also the members of the NORCECA Control Committee, led by Arnaldo Sanchez and the referee crew, in charge of supervising the competition are already in the Mexican Southwest Coast for the tournament starting on Friday 13.