EMILIANO Sanchez has returned to the UK to step up preparations for the new season after winning the Argentinian Championship.
The Sheffield favourite, from Buenos Aires, held on to his 11-point lead over defending champion Norbert Magosi in the final round in Bahia Blanca.
He totalled 223 points from 13 rounds and did not win a final, but consistency took him to his third title after a 10-year gap.
Now he is back at his Yorkshire base to prepare for Sheffield’s season, which starts on March 22 against Belle Vue at Owlerton.
Said Sanchez: “It is a big honour for me to win the title for a third time. It was very demanding over 13 rounds but I am very pleased to come out on top. Now I hope I can keep this form going into the new season.”