videoFor Rinus van Kalmthout, the Indy500 turned out to be a huge disappointment. The Dutchman started third in the most prestigious car race in the United States. He started well and moved to second place but he made a terrible mistake at the start of the match.
He lost control of his car and crashed into a wall at high speed on the legendary track in Indianapolis.
For Veekay, as Van Kalmthout goes through life in the States, winning an Indy500 race is a dream. He would have loved to follow in the footsteps of Ari Luyendyk, who was the only Dutchman to win the race in 1990 and 1997 and thus earned champion status in America.
So that’s not happening to Van Calmott at the moment. I lost control of the back of the car. “I was surprised that it happened. Just a huge bum. Racing can be so much fun, but sometimes it’s also the worst sport ever. Now I have to watch all those rounds like the others do. It’s so frustrating.”
Marcus Ericsson won the 106th round of the Indy 500. The Swede had a big lead, but after Jimmy Johnson crashed, the race resumed four laps before the finish. Ericsson managed to hold on to that. Mexican Pato Oward finished second, ahead of Brazilian Tony Kanaan. Eriksson is the second Swede to win the competition after Kenny Brack in 1999.
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