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IP2000 runner-up Rasmus Lindh working on finding Indy Lights seat

by Ida Wood

Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Rasmus Lindh, the 2019 Indy Pro 2000 runner-up, is still seeking a graduation to Indy Lights this year as the larger teams fill their line-ups.

The Swede was set to race in the series last year with Belardi Auto Racing, but the 2020 season ended up being cancelled and Belardi closed its doors meaning there was no possibility of a delayed debut with the team for 2021.

He switched to LMP3 prototype sportscars with Performance Tech Motorsports when his 2020 single-seater plans came undone, coming 12th in the IMSA Prototype Challenge and then returning to the team for this year’s Daytona 24 Hours.

Lindh is set to continue in the car for next month’s IMSA PC round at Sebring, but has told Formula Scout he is also “working on” making his way onto the Indy Lights grid.

Over winter the 19-year-old did a two-day test with HMD Motorsports, but the team’s four-car roster shared with Global Racing Group has now been filled.

Andretti Autosport has signed four drivers for its main team and offshoot co-owned by George Steinbrenner IV, and Juncos Racing has promoted its 2020 IP2000 champion Sting Ray Robb alongside Lindh’s fellow Belardi refugee Toby Sowery.

Kyle Kirkwood and Andretti team-mate Robert Megennis will be contesting IMSA’s endurance races this year for IndyCar-famous team Vasser Sullivan Racing in its Lexus RC F GT3s.

British outfit Carlin has returned to Indy Lights in alliance with the debuting Jay Howard Driver Development, and also filled its two cars.

Exclusive Autosport bought a Dallara IL-15 chassis to run in 2020, and it intends to race it this year as it eyes a future move up to IndyCar.

Parker Thompson, Lindh’s predecessor as IP2000 runner-up, acted as a spotter in last month’s Daytona 24 Hours and is understood to have already finalised his 2021 racing plans after staying in IP2000 for a third season last year.