Kristian Kolby

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Kristian Kolby (born 9 October 1978) is a Danish racing driver from Ringkøbing in Denmark.

Career[edit]

Kolby was based in the United Kingdom for many years and was a successful junior single seater racer.

He was British Formula Ford champion for the Van Diemen team. He went on to become a race winner in the Formula Three series, finishing 4th in the British championship in 1999, and the American Indy Lights series.[1][2] His win in Indy Lights at Kansas is one of the world's closest motor race finishes as he narrowly beat Irishman Damien Faulkner.

Before finishing in single seater racing he also competed in the Le Mans 24-hour race for the DAMS (Driot-Arnoux Motorsport) Cadillac team. He also competed in touring car races in the Danish Touring Car Challenge.[3]

Kolby retired from racing in 2003 at a young age due to his backers going into receivership.

He was also a founding member of the I.A.G.

Racing record[edit]

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2000 DAMS IMO
11
SIL
12
CAT
Ret
NUR
DNQ
MON
DNQ
MAG
DNQ
A1R
DNQ
HOC
5
HUN
20
SPA
15
23rd 2
2002 European Minardi F3000 INT IMO CAT A1R MON NUR SIL MAG HOC HUN
12
SPA
10
MNZ
11
NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2000 France Team DAMS Belgium Marc Goossens
France Christophe Tinseau
Cadillac Northstar LMP LMP900 4 DNF DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKevitt, Greg (2001) "Rookie Faulkner wins in impressive debut race Archived 5 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.", RTÉ Sport, 29 April 2001, retrieved 2010-02-09
  2. ^ "CHAMPCAR/CART: Surfers Paradise: Conquest Racing race report", motorsport.com, 2004-10-24, retrieved 2010-02-09
  3. ^ "DTC: Season finale", motorsport.com, 2000-10-09, retrieved 2010-02-09
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bas Leinders
British Formula Ford Champion
1996
Succeeded by
Jacky van der Ende