Niels Koolen
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Niels  Koolen

HMD Motorsports | Super B Lithium Batteries

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Son of rally raid driver and Dutch businessman Kees Koolen, Niels Koolen began karting later than most, at age 14, but has gained a multitude of experience racing in Formula Regional European and Middle Eastern championships, as well as some races in Spanish and Italian Formula 4 Championships.

Making his U.S. open-wheel racing debut with HMD Motorsports, Koolen joins a back-to-back championship winning team with plans of working his way into the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

Koolen is managed by A-14 Management, a driver development academy founded by Fernando Alonso, a two-time Formula One World Champion, two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

STATS

Current Standing
Current
Standing
19
Season Race Wins
Race
Wins
0
Season Poles
Poles
0
Season Championship Points
Points
140
Season Top 5 Finishes
Top 5s
0
Season Top 10 Finishes
Top 10s
1

PHOTO REEL

TEAM INFO

Entering the motorsports scene in 2019, HMD Motorsports took over leadership of BN Racing’s INDY NXT by Firestone team partway through the season. Beginning a complete overhaul, the team moved to the Indianapolis area and began hiring new and highly experienced personnel as it prepared for the 2020 season. However, the worldwide pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 season, and HMD Motorsports turned to FR Americas.

The team returned to the INDYCAR paddock in 2021 as it made its official INDY NXT by Firestone debut as a rookie team. Focusing on the continued growth of the program, HMD ran four entries. In its first season, HMD Motorsports claimed 10 wins and 33 podiums on their way to winning the final series team championship as David Malukas finished second in the drivers’ championship.

In 2022, HMD Motorsports’ growth continued as the team expanded to four full-time entries and four part-time entries in INDY NXT by Firestone while also partnering with Dale Coyne Racing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to run graduate David Malukas. Claiming seven wins and 15 podiums in the 14-race calendar, HMD Motorsports continued its streak of INDY NXT success as Linus Lundqvist secured the overall championship.