INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (January 30, 2002) -- In 2001, Roquin Motorsports became a major force in the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship. The Indianapolis-based team captured it's first win, at Indianapolis Raceway Park, and two poles enroute to a ...
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (January 30, 2002) -- In 2001, Roquin Motorsports became a major force in the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship. The Indianapolis-based team captured it's first win, at Indianapolis Raceway Park, and two poles enroute to a fourth place in the championship. Looking to build on this success, the team has restructured for the 2002 Zetec Championship.
Roquin has brought in Martin Bates to run the Zetec Championship race team operations, after managing the team's two-car Dayton Indy Lights operation in 2001. Before joining Roquin, Bates ran Conquest Racing's Indy Lights effort. Prior to working in American, the London-born Bates was involved in the FIA Formula 3000 scene. For six years Bates worked with the David Sears Management Group and the Super Nova F3000 team. In his time at Super Nova the team captured the championship three times and ran drivers such as Ricardo Zonta, Vincenzo Sospiri, Kenny Brack and Juan Pablo Montoya.
In addition to the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship, Roquin Motorsports is planning on contesting the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship and the IRL Infiniti Pro Series in 2002. The goal is to build a system for drivers to move up the motorsports, starting with its two-car Zetec Championship team, where drivers learn the skills to succeed in motorsports, while competing in North America's premier open-wheel training series.
Roquin, which has signed Luis Shiavo of Caracas,Venezuela, is currently doing pre-season testing while continuing to search for a second driver to contest the 2002 season.