Piero Rodarte Mexican driver who finished fourth in the US F2000 this year is currently in the USA. At the track in Savannah, Georgia, he helped the new team of his former engineer at RoQuin Motorsports, Eduardo Aguilar, set up their new car which will run the 2002 series in this Ford 2000 Zetec series.

Later he went to Sebring where he finished a three day test in Reynard Dodge of the Barber Pro series, which he will use in next year's campaign. He found the car easy to drive and had no surprises during his test.

Piero, was also named recently the best Mexican driver under 21 years of age and received the Ricardo Rodríguez Trophy for his 2001 performance, given to him by the Scuderia Rodríguez brothers which is an annual award.

He will spend Christmas with family in the USA before returning home to Mexico for New Year's Eve.

-cjv-