Tuka Rocha Biography, Wiki
Tuka Rocha’s family name is Christiano “Tuka” Rocha was a Brazilian race car driver.
Tuka Rocha Age
He was 37 years old.
Tuka Rocha Bio
A graduate of the Brazilian go-kart scene, Rocha was one of the founders of Speedland, one of the largest kart concessions in Brazil, and directed the Tuka Racing School in Sao Paulo.
Tuka Rocha Career
He won numerous karting championships in Brazil from 1996 to 2000. He then moved to the lights of Formula 3 in South America. In 2002 he moved to Europe to compete in the Nissan World Series, where he was Ricardo Zonta’s teammate. In 2004 he competed in Superfund Euro 3000. In 2005 he was a test driver for A1 Team Brazil in the A1 Series Grand Prix and was named one of the team’s race drivers for the 2006-2007 season. In 2008, Tuka was chosen to drive Flamengo’s car in the Superleague Formula.
After starting his career as a pilot in Brazil, Rocha rose to fame in Europe when he was teammate of the F1 refugee Ricardo Zonta in the Nissan World Series in 2002. He then competed in F3000 and A1GP in Italy, where he represented Brazil with people like Bruno Junqueira, Rafa Matos and Vitor Meira in 2006-07.
He drove for the Flamengo team in Superleague Formula, with a better second-place result in Donington Park in the soccer club-based single-seater series, before returning to his native Brazil and competing in the national Stock Car series between 2011 and 2018, where he won the race at Ribeirao Preto in 2015.
Tuka Rocha Death, Cause of Death
Rocha died on November 17, 2019, two days after being involved in a small plane crash near Bahia, Brazil. Rocha was aboard a plane that crashed on landing in Barra Grande, Marau district. One person died at the scene and Rocha was among the nine seriously injured, as he suffered severe burns and pulmonary intoxication from which he succumbed Sunday morning at the hospital.