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Rinus van Kalmthout

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Rinus van Kalmthout (born September 11, 2000 in Hoofddorp, North Holland) is a Dutch racing driver, also known as Rinus VeeKay. He is the 2018 Champion of the Pro Mazda series, winning 7 of 16 races in his debut season. Rinus is the son of Marijn van Kalmthout, a gentleman racing driver in the BOSS GP series.

Rinus van Kalmthout
NationalityNetherlands Dutch
Born (2000-09-11) September 11, 2000 (age 18)
Hoofddorp, North Holland
Indy Lights career
Debut season2019
Current teamJuncos Racing
Best finishTBA in 2019
Previous series
2019
2018
2017
2016-17
2016
2009-2016
F3 Asian Winter Series
Pro Mazda Championship
USF2000
MRF Challenge Formula 2000
V de V Challenge Monoplace
Karting
Championship titles
2019
2018
F3 Asian Winter Series
Pro Mazda Championship
Awards
2014KNAF Talent First

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CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Van Kalmthout started karting in 2009. The eight year old won races in the 4-stroke cadet championship with a DR chassis. He finished second in the championship.[1] During the 2009-2010 winter season Van Kalmthout won the 4-stroke cadet series. The following season the young driver graduated into the Briggs & Stratton World Formula 4-stroke class winning the Dutch and Benelux championships.[2][3] He also focused on the Rotax Max Minimax class winning the Dutch championship in 2012 and Junior championship in 2013.[4][5] Throughout 2014 and 2015 Van Kalmthout raced in various Rotax Max racing series. He finished second in the Rotax Max Euro Challenge Senior class, behind Australian driver Pierce Lehane.[6]

Single seaterEdit

Introduced as Rinus VeeKay, Van Kalmthout signed with Carlin Benik to race in the American based USF2000. Van Kalmthout tested the Tatuus USF-17 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The young Dutch driver ran constant top-ten times for the new driver, new team entry.[7] To further prepare for the 2017 season Van Kalmthout raced in the final two rounds of the French V de V Challenge Monoplace. In an MP Motorsport entered 2013 Tatuus Formula Renault 2.0 car Van Kalmthout scored five podium finishes in six races.[8]

After winning the Pro Mazda Championship with Juncos Racing, Van Kalmthout stepped up to the Indy Lights championship for 2019 again with Juncos Racing. [9]

In July 2019, it was announced Van Kalmthout would join the IndyCar test at Portland with Ed Carpenter Racing.[10]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2016 V de V Challenge Monoplace MP Motorsport 6 0 1 1 4 0 NC†
2016-17 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 MRF Racing 12 0 0 0 0 58 10th
2017 U.S. F2000 National Championship Pabst Racing Services 14 3 1 3 12 344 2nd
BOSS GP Series - Open Class Mansell Motorsport 6 2 1 1 5 116 2nd
2017-18 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 MRF Racing 16 3 2 7 11 245 3rd
2018 Pro Mazda Championship Juncos Racing 16 7 6 3 10 412 1st
BOSS GP Series - Open Class Mansell Motorsport 2 0 0 0 1 22 5th
2019 Indy Lights Juncos Racing 13 3 3 3 9 304 2nd*
F3 Asian Winter Series Dragon Hitech GP 9 4 2 4 8 184 1st

As van Kalmthout was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points. * Season still in progress.

U.S. F2000 National ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2017 Pabst Racing Services STP
3
STP
2
BAR
3
BAR
4
IMS
6
IMS
2
ROA
1
ROA
1
IOW
2
TOR
3
TOR
2
MDO
3
MDO
2
WGL
1
2nd 344

Pro Mazda ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2018 Juncos Racing STP
1
STP
1
BAR
5
BAR
4
IMS
3
IMS
14
LOR
4
ROA
5
ROA
5
TOR
1
TOR
1
MDO
1
MDO
1
GMP
1
POR
2
POR
2
1st 412

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2019 Juncos Racing STP
5
STP
1
COA
2
COA
4
IMS
3
IMS
1
INDY
3
RDA
7
RDA
1
TOR
3
TOR
9
MDO
3
MDO
3
GTW POR POR LAG LAG 2nd* 304*

* Season still in progress

Asian F3 Winter SeriesEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2019 Dragon Hitech GP CHA SEP1 SEP2 1st 184
1 1 3 1 1 2 6* 3** 3**

* Finished 6th but received points for 3rd place due to non-championship contenders.

** Finished 3rd but received points for 2nd place due to non-championship contenders.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dutch 4-Stroke Sprint Championship - Cadet 160 2010 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Dutch 4-Stroke Sprint Championship - World Formula 2011 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Benelux 4-Stroke Sprint Championship - World Formula 2011 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Chrono Dutch Rotax Max Challenge - Minimax 2012 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Dutch Championship Rotax Max Junior 2013 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Rotax Max Euro Challenge Senior 2015 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  7. ^ "2016 CHAMPIONSHIP CHRIS GRIFFIS MEMORIAL TEST RESULTS". USF2000. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  8. ^ "V de V Challenge Monoplace 2016 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  9. ^ "VeeKay confirmed with Juncos Racing for 2019 Indy Lights season". IndyCar.com. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  10. ^ Malsher, David (July 19, 2019). "Indy Lights ace VeeKay to test for Carpenter next month". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved July 27, 2019.

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