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Tuka Rocha

Brazilian race car driver

Died when: 36 years 339 days (443 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Christiano "Tuka" Chiaradia Alcoba Rocha (December 13, 1982 – November 17, 2019) was a Brazilian race car driver.He won numerous karting championships in Brazil from 1996 to 2000.

Then moved up to South American Formula 3 Lights.In 2002 he moved to Europe to compete in the World Series by Nissan 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 Grand Prix Series and was named one of the team's race drivers for the 2006-2007 season.

In 2008 Tuka was chosen to drive the Flamengo's car in Formula Superleague.Rocha died on November 17, 2019, three days after being involved in a small airplane crash near Bahia, Brazil.

On a private flight from Jundiaí Airport to Maraú-Barra Grande Airport near Maraú the aircraft crashed on landing.The Cessna Citation II burst into flames fatally injuring Tuka Rocha and two others.

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