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Rodolfo (Martínez) Lavín (born July 30, 1977) is a Mexican racing driver from San Luis Potosí. He most notably raced in the Champ Car World Series.

In Mexico, Lavín raced in Formula Azteca and Formula 3. With funding in the form of sponsorship from Corona, with whom his father is on the board, Lavin raced in Indy Lights from 1996–2000 and Toyota Atlantics from 2001-2002. Lavín was not particularly successful in either series, with no wins, but a best finish of 6th in Indy Lights and 2nd in Toyota Atlantics. However, he did manage to set the record for most starts in Indy Lights, with 58.

Regardless, he moved up to the Champ Car series in 2003, driving a disadvantaged Reynard chassis for Walker Racing. He had a mediocre rookie season, but managed to sign with Forsythe Championship Racing, a top Champ Car team, for the 2004 season. In 2004, Lavín notched one front row start and one podium; however, he was not a consistent front-runner, and was usually behind teammates Paul Tracy and Patrick Carpentier. Lavín found himself out of a ride at the start of the 2005 season, but he joined the HVM team halfway through the season, and posted several respectable results.

Since his retirement in 2006, there is no truthful information about his place of residence or his personal life.

Contents

Motorsports Career ResultsEdit

Complete American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
1996 Leading Edge Motorsport MIA
16
LBH
19
NAZ
DNQ
MIS
14
MIL
15
DET
12
POR
14
CLE
15
TOR
13
TRO
18
VAN
12
LS
21
25th 2
1997 Indy Regency Racing MIA
20
LBH
16
NAZ
21
SAV
25
STL
15
MIL
22
DET
19
POR
19
TOR
22
TRO
22
VAN
26
LS
25
FON
17
30th 0
1998 Indy Regency Racing MIA
8
LBH
18
NAZ
DNS
STL
24
MIL
13
DET
18
POR
17
CLE TOR
18
MIS
17
TRO VAN
21
LS
23
FON 27th 5
1999 Brian Stewart Racing MIA
16
LBH
9
NAZ
9
MIL
19
POR
18
CLE
15
TOR
17
MIS
8
DET
11
CHI
14
LS
13
FON
9
17th 19
2000 Brian Stewart Racing LBH
7
MIL
8
DET
13
POR
12
MIS
16
CHI
5
MDO
17
VAN
10
LS
16
STL
8
HOU
6
FON
5
11th 48

Atlantic ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2001 Michael Shank Racing LBH
7
NAZ
3
MIL
Ret
MTL
Ret
CLE
11
TOR
8
CHI
4
TRR
7
ROA
8
VAN
5
HOU
Ret
LS
6
7th 69
2002 Michael Shank Racing MTY
7
LBH
11
MIL
2
LS
7
POR
12
CHI
9
TOR
8
CLE
11
TRR
8
ROA
Ret
MTL
11
DEN
Wth
9th 76

CART/Champ Car World SeriesEdit

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2003 Walker Racing Reynard 02i Ford XFE V8t STP
18
MTY
15
LBH
18
BRH
15
LAU
9
MIL
14
LS
19
POR
11
CLE
14
TOR
15
VAN
8
ROA
19
MDO
12
MTL
15
DEN
19
MIA
18
MXC
18
SRF
8
FON
NH
18th 17
2004 Forsythe Championship Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8t LBH
10
MTY
13
MIL
9
POR
18
CLE
9
TOR
14
VAN
15
ROA
2
DEN
11
MTL
11
LS
12
LVS
4
SRF
15
MXC
13
14th 156^
2005 CTE-HVM Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8t LBH MTY MIL POR CLE TOR EDM SJO
13
DEN
5
MTL
14
LVS
5
SRF
13
MXC
15
18th 72
  • ^ New points system introduced in 2004.

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