Sweden’s Linus Lundqvist is a triple single-seater champion, clinching the 2020 Formula Regional Americas title, the 2018 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship and the 2016 Formula STCC Nordic crown. He finished third overall as a rookie in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship in 2021 and returns to the INDYCAR support series again in 2022, racing for HMD Motorsports.
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Linus Lundqvist out to defend championship lead in Indianapolis double-header
With an important victory last time out, Linus Lundqvist shot to the top of the Indy Lights standings. As action resumes this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the championship leader will be faced with not just one, but two races around his “home” track…
HMD Motorsports racer tops the charts in Indy Lights
Swedish simulator developer Racemore joins as Event Title Sponsor
With an important victory last time out, Linus Lundqvist shot to the top of the Indy Lights standings. As action resumes this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the championship leader will be faced with not just one, but two races around his “home” track.
Lundqvist struck with force in the latest round at Barber Motorsports Park two weeks ago, winning from pole position in a thrilling wet/dry race.
The Alabama victory has duly placed Lundqvist atop the championship charts, just ahead of fellow HMD Motorsports driver Benjamin Pedersen, as the INDYCAR paddock and its leading support category prepare to set camp at the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“I’m obviously happy to be leading the championship, and I prefer to be the hunted rather than the hunter, but it’s still very early days and one bad result is all it takes for that lead to evaporate,” says Linus Lundqvist. “I think attacking is the best defense at this stage. We just have to keep doing the things we do, and then I see no reason why we shouldn’t be up there again this weekend.”
Although most famed for its 2.5-mile superspeedway oval, home of the Indy 500, this weekend’s races play out around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course iteration, which winds its way mainly through the oval’s infield.
Linus Lundqvist took victory in one of the two Indy Lights races staged at the track last season, and the venue later played host to the Swede’s first sampling of an INDYCAR machine last fall.
Add in the fact that Lundqvist currently resides in Carmel, just outside Indianapolis, and this weekend’s encounter is as close to home as it gets. “It’s my home event, at least until we get a race in Stockholm! I enjoy spending time in Indy and the track has been really kind to me in the past,” Linus Lundqvist concludes. “I look forward to the weekend, especially with two races coming up, which makes it even more important. I’m all ready to go!”
As the first double-header event on the 2022 schedule, this weekend’s activities play out across Friday and Saturday. Practice, qualifying and Race 1 take place on Friday, with Race 2 on Saturday.
Live timing will be available through racecontrol.indycar.com and the INDYCAR App, with live streaming available in selected markets (including Sweden) through INDYCAR Live! Results, reports and updates will be published at www.linuslundqvistracing.se during the event.
Event Title Sponsor: Racemore
Linus Lundqvist is proud to be backed this weekend by Racemore, a newly-founded Swedish race simulator company catering to a global market.
Producing high-end full-motion simulators, Racemore products can be used both as professional sim racing rigs and as a critical practice tool for real-life racing drivers.