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VeeKay

Rinus VeeKay

#2 Juncos Racing

 

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

 

Sponsors:

 

Jumbo Supermarkts  / La Place Restaurants / KNAF Talent First

Nationality: Dutch

Languages spoken: Dutch and English

Height/weight: 6’4” / 154 lbs.

Education: Middle school

Current sports played: Thai boxing, fitness and running

Hobbies: Everything with speed! Racing, karting and jet skiing

Racing goal: Winning the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indy 500

Racing hero: Max Verstappen and Arie Luyendyk

My fitness routine includes: Cardio training and sports diet

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Always step into my car from the left side

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

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!

Career results:

2017

  • Finished a hard-fought second in his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda 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)
  • Finished third in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 series, with two victories, seven podium finishes, four pole positions and five fastest laps in 12 races

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 Powered by Mazda 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