Swedish driver Rasmus Lindh will return to Indy Lights in 2023 after a year away from the series, competing for HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing with support from GarageXYZ.
Lindh, 21, will drive the team’s No. 10 entry in the full 2023 season. He will debut with the team Friday, Oct. 21 during the Chris Griffis Memorial Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“When the opportunity to join HMD Motorsports came, it was a pretty easy decision for myself and the team I have around me,” Lindh said. “A huge thank you to GarageXYZ, Peter Miller, Stefan Johansson and every single person I have in my corner. I am happy to be back, and I will not disappoint.”
Lindh is a veteran of the Road to Indy ladder series, recently renamed USF Pro Championships Presented by Cooper Tires, and Indy Lights. He earned three wins, 18 podium finishes and seven poles in 2018 and 2019 when he raced in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, finishing second in the USF2000 standings in 2018 and second in the Indy Pro 2000 standings in 2019.
He moved to sports car racing in 2021 and 2022, competing in the LMP3 class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. He also made six Indy Lights starts in 2021 with Juncos Racing, with a best finish of fifth at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
“The goal has always been INDYCAR, and sometimes there is a direct path and sometimes you must take an alternate route,” Lindh said. “I am happy to be back and am ready to get to work for myself, my team and my partners.”
GarageXYZ is a community-led automotive brand built to provide its membership with leading access to the world of motorsport. The company previously sponsored Scott Dixon in the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, Julia Landauer in the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Jota Sport during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“Rasmus was a part of HMD Motorsports in our 2020 preseason test program and performed well, topping the charts on multiple occasions including the series test at Sebring in December,” HMD Motorsports General Manager Mike Maurini said. “He is a driver you want in your program rather than racing against your program. With experience in the Road to Indy, Rasmus has a real shot at taking his talents to INDYCAR in 2024.”
HMD announced after this season plans to field eight cars in Indy Lights in 2023. So far, the team has named Lindh, Josh Green, Christian Bogle, Danial Frost, Nolan Siegel, Christian Rasmussen and Kyffin Simpson as drivers in 2023.