Juncos Hollinger Racing Welcomes Back Lindh at Portland
 September 15, 2021| 
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Portland, Ore. – Juncos Hollinger Racing welcomed back 2019 Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires runner-up Rasmus Lindh to the line-up to compete alongside Sting Ray Robb for the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship at the Portland Grand Prix.

It was not an easy weekend for the young drivers who couldn’t make it to the Top-5. The team faced some struggles with the cars and a race that had many incidents, making it difficult to finish in a strong position during the doubleheader event.
 
Two test sessions, one practice, and qualifying for the first race went down on Friday at the 1.964 miles, 12-turn road course located at Portland International Raceway. Lindh with the No. 51 SKF entry finished in the ninth position and Sting Ray 10th with the No.2 Road to Indy scholarship car in Qualifying 1.
 
Juncos Hollinger Racing driver Sting Ray Robb was able to improve during the final qualifying session Saturday morning finishing in eighth place while Rasmus Lindh settled for tenth. Race 1 was better for the Swede who managed to grab the seventh position while Sting Ray finished in ninth place, setting their mind on making their way to Top-5 for the final race on Sunday.
 
Race 2 wasn’t what the team expected, as a contact in Turn-1 for the 30-lap event had Sting Ray going back to pits as soon as the race had started and then struggling with the car because of the damage caused. Rasmus, who was feeling more confident with the car, showed great speed and was able to finish ninth while Sting Ray Robb finished in the last position.
 
Juncos Hollinger Racing team owner Ricardo Juncos said, "Even though our results were not what we deserved, we made a lot of progress and showed great speed on the track. After a few tough weekends, getting back on pace was exactly what we needed going into the final races this season. Rasmus did an excellent job, back in the car for the first time in well over a year. The feedback he provided was incredible, which helped us get back on pace. He was running 0.2 seconds off of the leader fighting for the pole but wasn't able to get the qualifying he deserved after a penalty that took him from 4th to 9th place. We continued to fight hard during both races, but multiple incidents derailed our hopes of good results. Sting Ray Robb was also able to lay down some strong laps and gained a lot more confidence behind the wheel. Unfortunately in the second race, he was involved in an incident that put him back in the pits for repairs. The crew worked so hard to get him back on track to finish as many laps as possible. We will keep the positive momentum we have gained moving forward into this weekend's races at Laguna."
 
“Tough weekend all around for Juncos.” said Sting Ray. “We struggled rolling off the truck but made good progress through the sessions. Frustrating that what we hoped to be our best race in Race 2, ended pretty much before it got started. Contact in turn 1 forced an early pit, and repairs on the rear wing and back of the car ran extensively into the race. Thanks to Juncos Hollinger Racing for the continued hard work and hope we can take what we learned into Laguna Seca.”
 
Rasmus Lindh said: “We struggled for speed in the beginning but we got the speed in the end and made good progress throughout the weekend. Now we are the same and even faster than the top 3 so it's really good progress. Looking forward to the next one!”
 
The Indy Lights Grand Prix Of Monterey Presented By Cooper Tires will take place on September 17th- 19th at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
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