Rinus van Kalmthout

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Rinus van Kalmthout
NationalityNetherlands Dutch
Born (2000-09-11) September 11, 2000 (age 18)
Hoofddorp, North Holland
Pro Mazda career
Debut season2018
Current teamJuncos Racing
Starts16
Championships2018 Champion
Wins7
Podiums10
Poles6
Fastest laps3
Best finish1st in 2018
Previous series
2017
2016-17
2016
2009-2016
USF2000
MRF Challenge Formula 2000
V de V Challenge Monoplace
Karting
Awards
2014KNAF Talent First

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.

After winning the Pro Mazda Championship with Juncos Racing, Rinus will step up to the Indy Lights championship for 2019 again with Juncos Racing. [1]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3][4] He also focused on the Rotax Max Minimax class winning the Dutch championship in 2012 and Junior championship in 2013.[5][6] 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.[7]

Single seater[edit]

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.[8] 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.[9]

Racing record[edit]

U.S. F2000 National Championship[edit]

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 Championship[edit]

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

Asian F3 Winter Series[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2019 Dragon Hitech GP CIC SIC SIC 1st* 133*
1 1 3 1 1 2

* Season still in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VeeKay confirmed with Juncos Racing for 2019 Indy Lights season". IndyCar.com. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  2. ^ "Dutch 4-Stroke Sprint Championship - Cadet 160 2010 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Dutch 4-Stroke Sprint Championship - World Formula 2011 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Benelux 4-Stroke Sprint Championship - World Formula 2011 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Chrono Dutch Rotax Max Challenge - Minimax 2012 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Dutch Championship Rotax Max Junior 2013 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Rotax Max Euro Challenge Senior 2015 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  8. ^ "2016 CHAMPIONSHIP CHRIS GRIFFIS MEMORIAL TEST RESULTS". USF2000. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  9. ^ "V de V Challenge Monoplace 2016 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.

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