Christian Rasmussen will move to HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing in the 2023 Indy Lights season, driving the team’s No. 6 entry.
Rasmussen, 22, from Denmark, won two races, earned one pole and finished sixth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings for Andretti Autosport. He won the season finale on Sept. 11 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca after leading every lap from the pole.
“I am excited to get a new year of Indy Lights racing going and look forward to joining HMD Motorsports,” Rasmussen said. “I learned a lot last year in my rookie season and was able to score a pair of victories. I am excited to work with everyone at HMD, including my new engineer Yancy (Diotalevi), as we aim to hit the ground running on our first two test days later this month.”
Before his rookie Lights season in 2022, Rasmussen won the Cooper Tires USF2000 championship in 2020 and the Indy Pro 2000 Presented by Cooper Tires championship in 2021. He won 12 USF2000 races overall in the 2019 and 2020 seasons and won seven Indy Pro 2000 races in 2021.
“I am confident that Christian will be a championship contender in one of our cars,” HMD General Manager Mike Maurini said. “Coming off a pair of wins in 2022, showing speed at several races, and now with a year’s worth of experience, we have very high hopes for Christian.”
HMD announced after this season plans to field eight cars in Indy Lights in 2023. So far, the team has named Rasmussen, Josh Green, Christian Bogle, Danial Frost and Nolan Siegel as drivers in 2023.