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6.3.2013 - Emil Lindholm into debut international rally victory in Norwegian Numedals rally

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Emil Lindholm, who is a son of eight times Finnish Rally Champion mr. Sebastian Lindholm, drove a superb performance with his co-driver mr. Janne Lillqvist in norwegian Numedals rally and kept fastest pace in group of younsters with Even Rally team a bit old group N Ford Fiesta ST rally car.

In a 95 special stage kilometres rally, which was driven in first weekend of March, Lindholm was able to drive a trouble-free event and kept top position from third stage to finish. His best stage was technically challenging third stage where he was 20th fastest in overall classifications.

Sebateam younster was very happy for the rally day and especially for the highest trophies. Also team manager mr. Sebastian Lindholm was very satisfied for the performance and results what his son made.


30.5.2013 - Emil Lindholm on podium in opening round of FINRace Championship racing series

In Finnish Racing Championship series, FINRace v1600 group, mr. Emil Lindholm, who is a son of eight times Finnish Rally Champion, gave a strong show of his performance and collect third highest Championship points in opening round of the ten round series.

In qualifying he was third, just +0,588 seconds slower than pole position competitor and after first round and its' eight laps he entered to chequered flag in third position, just 2,507 seconds slower than winner. In second round he suffered a collision and was forced to enter the pit for repairs. However after 12 laps he managed to rise into eight position and therefore after two rounds he's in fourth position in overall standings.

Next two rounds are to be driven in the middle of June in circuit of Ahvenisto which is located in Hämeenlinna.

Final results FINRace v1600 SM Motopark 1st start 25.5.2013, Top-5:
1. Marko Helistekangas, Mini One, 14:35.434
2. Otto Koliseva LMM Alfa Romeo 147, +0.658sec
3. Emil Lindholm NHD VW Lupo GTI, +2.507sec
4. Erkka Lindstedt, Mini One, +16.378sec
3. Jaakko Syvänen TamUA Honda Civic, +18.294sec

Final results FINRace v1600 SM Motopark 2nd start 26.5.2013, Top-3:
1. Marko Helistekangas, Mini One, 21:48.802
2. Otto Koliseva LMM Alfa Romeo 147, +1.384sec
3. Jaakko Syvänen TamUA Honda Civic, +22.046sec
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8. Emil Lindholm NHD VW Lupo GTI, +52.059sec


20.6.2013 - Emil Lindholm: A victory and a silver position from FINRace Ahvenisto!

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In the middle of June the second weekend for FINRace Championship series was driven in a circuit of Ahvenisto, Hämeenlinna. I participated the event with Magenta Racing maintenanced v1600 VW Lupo GTi.

In Fridays' rainy free practice I was able to push fastest pace and therefore for qualifying I headed with high hopes. However I wasn't on my best speed but still fourth grid was not so bad at all.

In first race I got a perfect start as I was able to pass one of my fellow competitor and on second lap I passed another one. In fourth lap I decided to race for victory and passed Championship leader Marko Helistekangas who I had a pretty good battle. I arrived to chequerred flag as a winner by narrot 0.809 seconds gap.

As I was able to drive the fastest lap in first race I was given pole position for second race. However on start Marko pushed hard and passed me and then on second lap braking point mistake Arttu Kilpi also passed me. During the 12 lap race I was able to get back to second position but Marko won the race by 3.358 seconds gap. Once again I was able to drive fastest lap.

Next round is to be driven in third weekend of July at Botniaring which is located at Jurva. All drivers face renew and longest circuit of Scandinavia. My expectations are set for podium as due good results I'm now on bronze position in overall standints.

Final results 15.6.2013 FINRace Ahvenisto 2013, v1600 SM 1st start
1. Emil Lindholm, VW Lupo GTi, 13:01.524
2. Marko Helistekangas, Mini One, +0.809sec
3. Otto Koliseva, Alfa Romeo 147, +8.656sec

Final results 16.6.2013 FINRace Ahvenisto 2013, v1600 2nd start
1. Marko Helistekangas, Mini One, 14:34.837
2. Emil Lindholm, VW Lupo GTi, +3.358sec
3. Arttu Kilpi, Toyota Yaris, +6.495sec


17.8.2013 - Emil Lindholm: Double victory at Kemora FINRace v1600 weekend!

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In second weekend of August 2013 the fourth racing weekend of FINRace Championship series was driven in circuit of Kemora. I entered the event with Magenta Racing supported v1600 Volkswagen Lupo and my goals were to secure a medal position in v1600 series. After two intense races I fullfilled my goals in a perfect way!

Weather in thursdays' free practice session was dry and therefore all drivers faced a perfect summer day to maximize their performance. As the times were very closed each others the predictions for top positions were intense.

Friday was complitely rainy and wet, which suit well for myself and for my car. I was fastest in two of four practice sessions and therefore for Saturdays' qualifying I entered with high self-confidence. After having a good attack in qualifying, my first-ever pole position was set by two tents of second.

For first race and its' eight laps I had a bad start and lost two positions. However on first lap I managed to pass Jaakko Syvänen and on second lap I passed Otto Koliseva and after eight laps I came to chequerred flag as a winner by 2,911 seconds gap.

For Sundays' second race I started on second position. Just 10 minutes before the start the conditions were very unstable. We made a bold decision and entered the event with dry setup. However on warm lap it started to rain a lot and I got worried. Despite slippery conditions I managed to get a good start and on second lap I was able to pass leader Erkka Lindstedt and secured my second victory of the weekend by 3,543 seconds gap.

After eight rounds I'm in third position in overall classifications. From penultimate weekend of FINRace Championship series I was able to collect maximum points and therefore I'm in excellent position to drive for silver medal. Next and final round of the series is to be driven in circuit of Alastaro at the middle of September. My goals are very clear: To collect more Championship points than Otto Koliseva and take silver medal.

Final results FINRace v1600 SM Kemora 1st start 10.8.2013, Top-5:
1. Emil Lindholm NHD VW Lupo GTI, 11:29.517
2. Otto Koliseva LMM Alfa Romeo 147, +2.911sec
3. Jaakko Syvänen TamUA Honda Civic, +3.159sec
4. Marko Helistekangas, Mini One, +5.537sec
5. Erkka Lindstedt, Mini One, +5.847sec

Final results FINRace v1600 SM Motopark 2nd start 11.8.2013, Top-3:
1. Emil Lindholm NHD VW Lupo GTI, 18:15.342
2. Marko Helistekangas, Mini One, +3,543sec
3. Erkka Lindstedt, Mini One, +3.869sec
4. Jaakko Syvänen TamUA Honda Civic, +8.497sec
5. Otto Koliseva LMM Alfa Romeo 147, +8.870sec


16.9.2013 - Emil Lindholm: Double victory at Alastaro and a bronze medal in v1600 Finnish Racing Championship series

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In third weekend of September the final weekend of FINRace Championship series was driven at circuit of Alastaro. Sebateam driver Emil Lindholm entered the event with Magenta Racing maintenanced 1600 group VW Lupo GTi and goals were set for silver medal.

Fridays practice session was dry and warm. Our goals were set to improve our last year 1:35:00 time and it was done in first practice session where I drove best lap in time of 1:33,2. In each practice session we were in top positions.

Saturdays qualifying were also driven in dry conditions. In 20 minutes session we took pole position by 0,25 seconds gap before serie leader Marko Helistekangas. Otto Koliseva was third, just 0,4 seconds slower and therefore I was in good position when considering our silver medal goals.

First race went very well, despite the thing that in start I dropped few positions. Nowever in first two laps I was able to get back to leadership and as Marko Helistekangas took a false start I drove intense drive against Koliseva. After 12 minutes and 40 seconds drive I came I was fastest by just 1,033 seconds gap to Otto.

For Sundays second race we entered with hopes of even possible Championship title. As Championship leader Marko Helistekangas took false start in first race and didn't gain enough Championship points, me and Otto had all chances to reach him and for the title. My gap for Otto and his silver position was narrowed to just two points and therefore for me it was realistic to gain silver medal. After driving fastest lap in first race, I was again set to drive from pole position.

Start for Sundays' race was perfect and I was able to increase my leadership in first lap. However a small brake problem gave a possibility to Arttu Kilpi to challenge me. However due steady driving I was able to keep the leadership for the whole 19 minutes of intense racing. I entered to chequerred flag by 2 seconds gap and as Marko Helistekangas took fourth position, my points weren't enough for the Championship title. Howeve as Otto Koliseva was fifth, I was able to pass him in Championship points and collect Finnish Racing Championship silver medal.

Sebateam goals for the season 2013 were set to medal and that goal was fullfilled
Thank you for this season and we really to hope to see you on season 2014 aswell!

Final results FINRace Alastaro, v1600, 1st start 14.9.2013:
1. Emil Lindholm, VW Lupo GTi, 12:40.178
2. Otto Koliseva, Alfa Romeo 147, +1.033sec
3. Arttu Kilpi, Toyota Yaris, +1.522sec

Final results FINRace Alastaro, v1600, 2nd start 15.9.2013:
1. Emil Lindholm, VW Lupo GTi, 18:54.149
2. Arttu Kilpi, Toyota Yaris, +2.055sec
3. Jaakko Syvänen, Honda Civic, +3.864sec

FINRace v1600 FRC 2013 final points 10/10 rounds:
1. Marko Helistekangas, Mini One, 198 points
2. Emil Lindholm, VW Lupo GTi, 187 points
3. Otto Koliseva, Alfa Romeo 147, 178 points
4. Jaakko Syvänen, Honda Civic, 118 points
5. Erkka Lindstedt, Mini One, 115 points
 
     
 
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