Florida-based facility to serve as south Florida dealer and official Sodi race team in 2023.
Sodi Racing USA is very pleased to announce Piquet Sports as a new Sodi team and Sodi dealer in the United States. Just days after confirming its creation, Sodi Racing USA has already begun to expand its the dealer network and is solidifying a race team to provide trackside support for competitors at major events during the 2023 race season in the USA with the addition of Florida-based Piquet Sports.
“We are very happy with the choice made by Nelson Piquet and Carlos Iaconelli to join the great family of Sodi chassis for their Team Piquet Sports,” expressed Thierry Germanovitch of Sodi Racing USA. “It is a prestigious name that we will support in the best possible way in their development, which is announced for the future. Many drivers from the East Coast will be able to discover the quality of the Sodi chassis and I have no doubt about their satisfaction. Nelson is accustomed to a high level of motorsport, and he has very quickly understood the potential of our partnership and I thank him for that.”
Piquet Sports is based out of the brand-new kart track at the Piquet Entertainment & Race Park facility, located just outside the West Palm Beach, Florida area. The track just hosted the Rotax Max Challenge Winter Trophy as its first major event and will be the site of Round Two for the ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour this coming weekend. Piquet Sports is soon to have full shop, sales department, and showroom featuring the Sodi chassis brand.
Nelson Piquet of Piquet Sports stated, “We started discussing with Sodi several weeks ago and it seemed that Sodikart’s ambitions are very much aligned with ours. We want to become a reference in North America, but this can only happen with the support of a structured company like Sodi, which is the largest karting company in the world. There is a lot of work to do to get there but we are well aligned to grow together. We have already received and tested our first chassis. They are magnificent!”
Sodi Racing USA is focused on supporting new dealers and race teams throughout the United States. Piquet Sports will provide trackside support for major races during the 2023 season, especially the United States Pro Kart Series program this year, set to start this March at the Orlando Kart Center in Florida.
CEO of Sodikart, Bertrand Pignolet adds, “When Thierry (Sodi Racing USA) told us about the opening of the Piquet Entertainment & Race Park circuit in Florida and the possibility for Sodikart to become a key partner, we did not hesitate and provided the necessary support for this launch. Today, we are proud to associate our company with Nelson Piquet’s projects. His ambitions are equal to ours. There is no doubt that this association will be prolific. Congratulations also to Sodi Racing USA for this partnership after only a few weeks of presence in the USA.”