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Aug 21

Mexico’s founding fathers of endurance racing: Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez

The fraternal duo put their proud nation firmly on the map with their standout performances in the 60s and early 70s

The popularity of motorsport in Mexico owes much to the Rodriguez brothers, Pedro and Ricardo, in whose honour the 4.304 km circuit is named – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

The fraternal duo put their proud nation firmly on the map with their standout performances in the 60s and early 70s.  Born two years apart in 1940 and 1942, both brothers raced motorcycles with success before swapping two wheels for four and taking their talents to Europe.

Pedro, the eldest brother, was one of the finest wet-weather drivers of his generation and won two Grands Prix, but achieved most success in sportscar racing for Ferrari, Ford and Porsche.

The complete article here on fiawec.com

source: fiawec.com

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