Mario, Piero and Rodolfo Big Winners in the 2001 Rank in Mexico The Scuderia RodrÃguez Brothers (Pedro &Ricardo) handed out its 2001 trophies at an event at the MÃ©xico City AutoExpo and the big winners in the Ranking of Mexican Drivers...
Mario, Piero and Rodolfo Big Winners in the 2001 Rank in Mexico
The Scuderia Rodríguez Brothers (Pedro &Ricardo) handed out its 2001 trophies at an event at the México City AutoExpo and the big winners in the Ranking of Mexican Drivers were CART related drivers. All trophies are named for Mexican Formula One Drivers. The winner of this year's Pedro Rodríguez Trophy, to the Best Driver in Mexico, was Rodolfo Martínez Lavín -Formula Toyota Atlantic- who defeated last year's Champion Adrián Fernández, and Mario Domínguez, runner-up for the second year in a row; however, Mario Domínguez who'll start in CART next year, was chosen as the Best Mexican driver in Promotional Series Outside Mexico, thanks to stellar campaign in Indy Lights which meted him fourth place in the Championship and two more poles for his records, and the Héctor Alonso Rebaque Trophy; Trophy Ricardo Rodríguez, given to the Best Mexican Driver Under 21, went to Piero Rodarte, who'll run the Barber Pro series in 2002 after finishing fourth in the US F2000 series; finally, the Best Mexican Driver in National Tracks, Trophy Moisés Solana, went to Mara Reyes, who became the first female driver to win a major championship in Mexico last year and she repeated this year in the Tractor Trailer series and she was also runner-up in the Dodge Truck series and fourth in the Mustang series.
The Scuderia, a non-profit honour association, chaired by Alejandro Rodríguez de la Vega, brother of the legendary Ricardo and Pedro, also gave awards to the 2001 Mexican champions: Jorge Goeters (Mexican F3), Gilberto Jiménez II (International F3), Patrick Goeters (Truck Challenge), Carlos Pardo (Dodge Trucks), Nahum Olín (SuperTouring), Juan Ramón Lópezpape (Neon Touring), Agustín Arriaga II (F. Vee), Mara Reyes (Tractor Trailers), Freddy Tame II (Mustang), Allen Berg (Panamerican Indy Lights) and Fabián Vargas (F. Reynard), plus Toño Coello, the best mexican in the ILP series, the fastest in Latin America.
The Scuderia also had an induction ceremony for new Mexican members, including previously named Mara Reyes, Jorge Goeters and Piero Rodarte, plus: Rosa Elena Torres, Toyota RD Spanish press chief, previously press chief for CART teams Herdez/Bettenhausen and Arciero-Brooke, and Autosport writer; and Gilberto Alejandro Jiménez, retired Mexican driver, Mexican champions in several open wheel and touring series, including several where he defeated Adrián, and Mexican driver in European F3.