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Rinus VeeKay

Rinus VeeKay

#21 Juncos Racing

 

Birthdate: September 11, 2000
Hometown: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Website: rinusveekay.com
Twitter: @rinusveekay
Instagram: @rinusveekay
Facebook: Rinus VeeKay
Team Website: JuncosRacing.com

 

Sponsors:

 

Mazda / Jumbo Supermarkets  / La Place Restaurants / KNAF Talent First

Nationality: Dutch

Languages spoken: Dutch and English

Height/weight: 6’4” / 154 lbs.

Education: High school

Current sports played: Thai boxing, fitness, beach tennis and running

Song that must be on my playlist: Don't Stop Me Now by Quene

Guilty food pleasure: Chocolate lava cake after a successful race weekend

Favorite places to visit: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indy 500

The one talent I wish I had: To understand my car as well as the best engineers in the paddock

An interesting note about me: I speak words backwards as fast as forwards (in Dutch) – that’s why they call me Sunir instead of Rinus in Holland!

Racing goal: To win the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indy 500

Racing heroes: Max Verstappen and Arie Luyendyk

Career results:

2019

  • Won the F3 Asian Winter Series championship with four victories, two pole positions and eight podium finishes in nine races

2018

  • Earned the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires title with seven victories, six poles and 10 total podium finishes
  • Also set four new series track records and earned two Tilton Hard Charger awards
  • Finished third in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 Championship held in the Arabian Gulf states, with three victories and 11 podiums in 16 races 

2017

  • Finished a hard-fought second in his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship campaign
  • Claimed three victories, three new track records and a total of 12 podium finishes out of 14 races, and was the only USF2000 driver to not finish a race lower than he qualified
  • Runner-up in the BOSSGP FIA International Racing Series Open Class, with five podium finishes in six races and a win in the final race at Imola (Italy)
  • Competed in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 series 

2016

  • Finished third in the IAME Super X30 Euro Series
  • Finished third in the BNL Karting Series Rotax Max Senior class and fourth in the European Rotax Max Euro Challenge Senior championship
  • Made his racing car debut on his 16th birthday in the French Formula Renault 2.0 VdeV championship at Mugello, earning two podiums in three races

2015 

  • Winner of the MAXSpeed Driver Advancement Program, earning a Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship test at COTA, where he was third quickest overall and fastest Rookie
  • Finished second in the European Champion Rotax Max Senior championship
  • Finished second in the Rotax US Open Senior Max championship and third in the BNL Karting Series Senior class

2014

  • Finished third in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy World Championship
  • Named a KNAF Talent First selection

2013

  • Won the Dutch Rotax Max Juniors Karting Championship
  • Youngest member of Team Netherlands as the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand FInals in New Orleans

2012

  • Won the Dutch Rotax Max Minimax Karting Championship

2011

  • Earned both the Dutch and Benelux World Formula Karting Championship

2009-2010

  • Earned the Dutch Winter championship in the Cadet class