Rasmus Lindh Ready for Road to Indy Test at Homestead

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 30, 2018) – Swedish Road to Indy driver Rasmus Lindh will travel to Homestead, Florida for the Road to Indy Open Test on December 3-4, reuniting with Pabst Racing. The test will mark Lindh’s second time testing a Pro Mazda car and the first time for the Wisconsin-based outfit.

Returning to the same team he competed for in the 2018 USF2000 season, Lindh is excited for the upcoming test.

“It will be a lot of fun to be back in a Pro Mazda car again,” commented Lindh, who captured five podium finishes and nine top-five results in his rookie USF2000 season en route to finishing second in the championship. “I learned so much during the Chris Griffis test at IMS [Indianapolis Motor Speedway] and I can’t wait to get to Florida to keep developing. It will also be nice to be reunited with Pabst Racing again. We had a lot of success in USF2000 this year and it will be great to work with them again. It feels like a long time since I was last in a car so I’m extremely excited.”

In September, Lindh got his first taste of Pro Mazda machinery at the Chris Griffis Memorial Test with Juncos Racing. The talented Swede finished in the top-three every session and topped the charts in the second session. Lindh has his sights set on competing in the Pro Mazda Championship in 2019.

The Road to Indy will utilize the 2.25-mile 11-turn road course at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Pro Mazda testing begins on Monday, December 3rd at 9:50 a.m. ET and will conclude on Tuesday, December 4th at 4:10 p.m.

Rasmus Lindh Caps Off 2018 Season With Pro Mazda Debut at Chris Griffis Open Test

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (September 25, 2018) – Three weeks after concluding his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda season, Swedish phenom Rasmus Lindh has already sampled the next rung on the Road to Indy ladder. This past weekend, the 17-year old tested a Pro Mazda car for Juncos Racing at the Chris Griffis Open Test at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“I’m very happy with my first year driving open-wheel cars,” commented the teenager who finished fifth in the World Karting Championship last year and ended up Vice-Champion as a rookie in USF2000 this year. “It was a steep learning curve for sure, but towards the end of the year we really found the speed and we were always contending for the top step of the podium. The USF2000 car fit me very well so I was able to learn quite quickly.”

With three pole positions and five podiums in his rookie USF2000 effort, Lindh is already looking towards the 2019 season, eyeing up the Pro Mazda Championship. In his first test in a Pro Mazda car, Lindh topped one session and ended all sessions at the Chris Griffis Open Test inside the top three.

“I learned a lot with the additional downforce, bigger tires and more horsepower,” said Lindh. “I kept improving and made a big leap for the second day. I really like the Pro Mazda car and hope to be racing on the next step of the Road to Indy next year. I really like how the ladder system works here so I am excited for next year.”

While Road to Indy teams would have only taken notice of Lindh this year, Formula 1, IndyCar and Le Mans legend Stefan Johansson spotted the talented Swede many years ago.

“I’ve been following Rasmus ever since he beat me in a video game when he was seven years old,” said Johansson, who also manages five-time IndyCar Champion, Scott Dixon. “He’s one of the few drivers that has come through with huge talent and he’s done a fantastic job already. He’s got a very calm and calculating demeanor and I view him as a protege more than anything. He’s well prepared for what comes next.”

Off-season preparations will now continue for Lindh as he sets his sights on the 2019 Pro Mazda Championship. Announcements regarding exact plans will follow.

About Rasmus Lindh
Rasmus Lindh burst onto the American racing scene in 2018 with an impressive European karting resume. From 2010 through 2017, the Swede captured two National championships, won the WSK Series in Mini 60 and finished fifth in the World OK Senior Championship. In 2018, the teenager made the move to North America and his first season of open-wheel racing. In his debut USF2000 season, the youngster went on to score three pole positions and five podiums en route to second place in the championship. For 2019, the 17-year old aims to move up to the next rung on the Road to Indy ladder, Pro Mazda.