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28.1.2017 - Emil Lindholm into his debut win in Finnish Rally Championship series

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Flying Finn Emil Lindholm and his co-driver Tomi Tuominen won FRC3-group in opening round of Finnish Rally Championship series which was driven in final weekend at the region of Arctic Circle. This was the first victory for Lindholm in Rally. In circuit racing he as won five Finnish Racing Championship rounds.

Youngster lead and controlled the 10 special stages event from start to begining. This victory was second for family Lindholm as father and eight times Finnish Rally Champion Sebastian Lindholm won the event first time in season 1995.

- It was intense two days of rallying with long stages to enjoy every minute of it. My driving was in order as I didn't have any big moments in anywhere. The stages were very demanding and ofcourse anything could have happen. I'm very happy to finish this traditional season opener to a victory and therefore my season 2017 got a perfect start with maximum Finnish Rally Championship points, Lindholm tells at the chequered flag.

Previosly Emil was behind the steering wheel of a rally car 10 months ago in season 2016 final winter Finnish Rally Championship event. Highly experienced co-driver Tomi Tuominen shared very positive thoughts of his driver.

- I noticed immediately that Emil is a true athlete. He listens the pace note and drives just like it tells him to do. Emil can drive from first to final meters of the rally on top speed and if I have to tell him to calm down, he does so. As his co-driver I never had a even a thought of is he handling the car or not. There were no setbacks during the performance and therefore its' very confident to say that his performance was very mature and professional, Tuominen told.

Lindholm participates only to first three Finnish Rally Championship winter rounds because he misses first two gravel rounds due European circuit racing campaign.

- I love rallying and its' nature a lot. Problem is that I also like circuit racing a lot. I haven't made my choice between these sports. However it is very clear for me that in this winter I'm focusing 110% to rally and therefore I really cannot wait for the next four weeks when Finnish Rally Championship series continues in the region of Mikkeli, Lindholm concludes.maalissa.

Final results Arctic Lapland Rally 2017: FRC3-group, Top-3:
1. Emil Lindholm - Tomi Tuominen Peugeot 208 R2 2:20:46,8
2. Anssi Rytkönen - Rami Suorsa Peugeot 208 R2 + 1:23,4sec
3. Jussi Lindberg - Toni Nuikka Renault R2 + 3:39,8sec


20.2.2017 - Emil Lindholm took another podium in second round of the Finnish Rally Championship series event at Mikkeli

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Second round of the Finnish Rally Championship series was driven in region of Mikkeli. In FRC3-group young Flying Finn Emil Lindholm and his co-driver Tomi Tuominen kept second fastest pace and were able to increase their chances to win Finnish ASN competition to enter WRC Rally Finland which is to be driven at the end of July.

In traditional season opener, Arctic Lapland Rally Lindholm and Tuominen won FRC3 group and now in second round they had a thrilling battle for victory against Jari Huttunen, who had won the Finnish ASN competition in season 2015. After nine fast-paced special stages Lindholm was 10,4 seconds slowe than Huttunen and over a minute faster than third Henrik Pietarinen.

Lindholm knows the importance of second highest Championship points and to win Finnish ASN competition.

- This kind of situation is new for me in rallying. Ofcourse we've been in this situation before but we haven't been leading the series by 24 points after two of seven rounds. Huttunen gave us an excellent boost for the event and as we seriously tried to reach his gap we drove one junction very wide in final stage and lost the battle. It was my own mistake as I had too much of speed. Maybe I could have saved the situation by using handbrake but I decided to do a secure run and use reverse gear to get back to the stage, Lindholm smiled at the end of the rally.

Finnish ASN "Future Star of Rallying" trophy is to offer a free participation to WRC Rally Finland for best driver under age of 25. Winner can have an excellent chance to show his talent in rollercoaster stages of fastest WRC event of the series. Lindholm knows what skills he has to develope before final winter round of the Finnish Rally Championship series which is to be driven at the second weekend of March at region of Nilsiä.

- Second highest Championship points from FRC Vaakuna rally are very important for me because my only rally goal for this season is to win Finnish ASN competition, Lindholm tells.

- I need more recce practice because I don't trust my notes as I should and therefore I don't dare to drive on the limit. However I'm still pleased as I could match my speed against winner Jari Huttunen. I feel very confident for the next round, Lindholm continued.

Final results SM Vaakuna rally 2017, Mikkeli, FRC3-group, top-3:
1. Jari Huttunen - Antti Linnaketo, Opel Adam R2, 1:12:11,4
2. Emil Lindholm - Tomi Tuominen, Peugeot 208 R2, +10,4sek
3. Henrik Pietarinen - Juha Lummaa, Ford Fiesta R2, +1:20,5sek

Finnish Rally Championship SM3-group standings 2/6 rounds, top-3:
1. Emil Lindholm - Tomi Tuominen Peugeot 208 R2, 52 points

2. Jussi Lindberg - Toni Nuikka Renault Twingo R2, 28 points
3. Jari Huttunen - Antti Linnaketo Opel Adam R2, 25 points

11.3.2017 - Lindholm secured second win and third podium of the Finnish Rally Championship winter season in Nilsiä

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Flying Finn Emil Lindholm and his co-driver Tomi Tuominen entered the third and final winter Finnish Rally Championship season 2017 round as FRC3-group leaders. In six fast-paced special stages the duo kept again fastest FRC3-group pace and collected highest Championship points by 22,7 seconds gap to silver podium position driver Taisko Lario.

In start of the rally Lindholm was a bit cautious with his driving style. However towards the end of the rally he was able to push and secured group victory with a safe margin.

- It was a sticky start and the reason was that I haven't had driven rally car since previous event which was driven three weeks ago in Mikkeli. If felt like I was driving with a safety switch mode set to on. However victory is always a tasteful thing, Lindholm told at the finish.

Before two final stages Lindholm was 0,3 seconds behind the leader Taisko Lario. In penultimate stage he drove fastest special stage time by 4,6 seconds and in the final stage he was 15,9 seconds faster than Lario.

- Both final stages went well and without any mistakes. I didn't try to drive faster than previous stages but the rhythm was much more better than previous four stages, Lindholm tells.

After three Finnish Rally Championship series winter season Lindholm and his co-driver Tomi Tuominen leads the series by 40 points margin. Lindholm needs the gap because after five rounds there is a decision to be made by finnish ASN to reward best FRC3-group driver with a superb trophy for WRC Rally Finland. Lindholm misses next two rounds.

- Lets' hope that my points are enough to have a success in Finnish ASN trophy for WRC Rally Finland. I will later in spring tell why I miss next two Finnish Rally Championship gravel rounds, Lindholm tells.

Final results FRC Tahko rally, Nilsiä: FRC3-group:
1. Emil Lindholm - Tomi Tuominen, Peugeot 57:23,4
2. Taisko Lario - Tero Nättiaho, Peugeot + 22,7
3. Joni Viitala - Topi Luhtinen, Citroën + 42,5



30.4.2017 - Emil Lindholm and Jonathan Judek had a promising start in German GT Masters

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Flying Finn Emil Lindholm, age of 20, and his new german team mate Johathan Judek, age of 17, gave a superb performance in opening weekend of german ADAC GT Masters which was driven in Oschersleben circuit. In Saturdays' event they were just 11,6 seconds slower than winner and finished the event in 20th position. In Sunday's event their 12,6 seconds gap was enough for 15th position in overall classifications.

Even the position weren't what they had hoped but the gap for top drivers was superb, especially when compared the experience Lindholm and Judek has among 30 other GT3 top drivers.

- In Saturdays qualifying Jonathan was 2,5 seconds slower than leading drivers. Ofcourse its' a lot but when knowing that this was his first-ever run behind the steering wheel of a GT3 car, the result was actually pretty good. In the race Jonathan prooved himself to be a smart driver and didn't make any mistakes. Therefore 20th position in a very intense race was good result as we we're only 11,655 seconds slower than winners Mathieu Jaminet and Michael mmermüller, Lindholm tells.

ADAC GT Masters is very, very, very competiive racing series and therefore there is no room for any mistakes. Lindholm tells that the competitiveness has been increased from last season.

- I started Sundays' event and was in 12th position at my best. I had a thrilling battle against reigning GT Masters Champion Luca Ludwig who was in front of me. It was nice to see that we could match our speed against top drivers and I enjoyed a lot when I was able to match my speed against the Champion, Lindholm joyed.

Before next round, which is to be driven in third weekend of May in Lausitzring, Lindholm, Judek s well as Attempto Racing team has homeworks to do.

- We lost pace at the end of the races. This is what we need to sort out and when doing so I strongly believe that we're more competitive in next rounds, Lindholm tells.

- Before the season we had a very good test at Lausitzring. Now after first two rounds I feel very positive also because of the car is much more better than last season. Now we just need to find how to be a bit more competitive so that we could be able to challenge top-10 drivers, Lindholm continues.

Next two rounds of ADAC GT Masters series are to be driven in Lausitzring circuit in Germany. Series includes seven competitive weekends and 14 events.

Lindholm enters second gravel round of Finnish Rally Championship series

After three Finnish Rally Championship series winter rallies Emil Lindholm is leading driver of FRC3 group. He also leads the competition of Finnish ASN of "Future Rally Star". To be able to secure the victory, Lindholm skips third ADAC GT Masters weekend which is to be driven in Austrian Red Bull Ring as he enters fifth round of the Championship series which is to be driven in Kouvola.

- I'm leading the Finnish ASN competition and I want to win it. Therefore I skip third ADAC GT Masters weekend and at the same time drive in fifth round of Finnish Rally Championship series event. This is also agreed with Attempto Racing team, Lindholm tells.

Final results ADAC GT Masters, Oschersleben, saturday:
1. Mathieu Jaminet (FRA) - Michael Ammermüller (GER) Porsche 911 GT3 R 58:36,595
2. Klaus Bachler (AUT) - Alex Macdowall (GBR) Porsche 911 GT3 R +0,755sek
3. Connor De Phillippi (USA) - Christopher Mies (GER) Audi R8 LMS +1,841sek

20. Emil Lindholm (FIN) - Jonathan Judek (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 +11,655sek

Tuloksia; ADAC GT Masters, Oschersleben, sunnuntai:
1. Ricky Collard (GBR) - Philipp Eng (GER) BMW M6 GT3 59:42,120
2. Jules Gounon (FRA) - Daniel Keilwitz (GER) Corvette C7 GT3 +0,431sek
3. Robert Renauer (GER) - Sven Müller (GER) Porsche 911 GT3 R +1,047sek

15. Emil Lindholm (FIN) - Jonathan Judek (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 + 12,229sek


15.6.2017 - Emil Lindholm is Finnish ASN the Star of The Future 2017 winner

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In past four years there has been a traditional Finnish ASN competition among drivers who competes in Finnish Rally Championship FRC3-group. Season 2017 winner is Emil Lindholm, age of 20. He will be rewarded with a full competition package for WRC Rally Finland with a Ford Fiesta R2T rally car. Lindholm competes with highly experienced co-driver Tomi Tuominen.

To enter the event the drivers have to be in top-5 position at FRC3 group and to be under age of 25. During the season 2017 they have shown their talent and in the finals, which were held in Vierumäki, the Jury valued their physical and mental qualities as well as PR- and media skills. Lindholm was extremely happy for the victory.

- I'm very relived as I'm this is also my debut in WRC Rally Finland. It has been my dream for so long and now its' about to happen. I'm very motivated for this chance, Lindholm tells.

During two intense competition days the drivers were tested with intensive rank..

- Physical tests were familiar for me from other occasions. However this time it felt pretty rough. In physical tests the questions were tricky and in recce test the stage was pretty awesome to put to paper, Lindholm shared his thoughts.

- Victory and Finnish ASN title of Future Rally Star brings new challenges as media value is very high and its' a pretty cool thing for me. Now I'm heading for WRC Rally Poland with high hopes, Lindholm continued sharing is good mood.

Previous Finnish ASN Future Rally Stars:
- 2014 Teemu Suninen
- 2015 Jari Huttunen
- 2016 Juuso Nordgren
- 2017 Emil Lindholm

WRC Rally Poland in thoughts

Next event for Lindholm is waiting in final weekend of June as he and co-driver Tomi Tuominen enters WRC Rally Poland with Ford Fiesta R2T car. This is also his first-ever WRC Rally with this kind of car.

- Two years ago I drove in WRC Rally Germany and now WRC Rally Poland is the first gravel rally for me in this season. I'm expecting a lot for the forthcoming event and its' also a very big thing for me, Lindholm tells.

Youngster drives in the rally with FWD Ford Fiesta R2t which is run and serviced by British M-Sport.

- This is complitely M-Sport own concept. The cars are same and their setup changes are limited. In Poland the stages are very high speed gravel roads which, in previous years, has gone into pretty bad shape for our group drivers. I can only hope that our car can handle the rough conditions, Lindholm continues.

Black weekends in ADAC GT Masters

In season 2017 Emil Lindholm competes in Finnish Rally Championship with Peugeot 208 R2 as well as in ADAC GT Masters Racing series with Lamborghini Huracan GT3 car. In ADAC GT Masters he and young german Jonathan Judek, age of 17, have suffered two very dissapointing weekends as in May at German Lausitzring they finished far beyond points positions and in June at Austiran Red Bull Ring they suffered two engine failures.

Lindholm admited that the speed has been missing.

- A year ago in same circuits we were very competitive but not anymore in this year. In Lausitzring. We don't know where the missing speed is or how to gain it back as we were nearly half seconds slower in a lap than a year ago.

- In Austrian event we couldn't drive even a single lap before qualifying because the main engine as well as the spare engine blew up. For Sundays' race we got a complitely new engine which brought us to chequerred flag. However from back row its' impossible to rise into points positions, Lindholm commented.

ADAC GT Masters continues in Dutch circuit of Zaanvoort at third weekend f July. There are total of seven weekends and 14 events driven in the series.

Results; ADAC GT Masters, Red Bull Ring, Saturday June 10th 2017:
1. Jules Gounon (FRA) - Daniel Keilwitz (GER) Corvette C7 GT3 1:16:40,978
2. Sven Barth (GER) - Maximillan Häckländer (GER) Corvette C7 GT3 + 0,861
3. Ricky Collard (GBR) - Philipp Eng (AUT) BMW M6 GT3 + 1,386
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retired. Emil Lindholm (FIN) - Jonathan Judek (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3

Results; ADAC GT Masters, Red Bull Ring, Sunday June 11th 2017:
1. Rolf Ineichen (SUI) - Christian Engelhart (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3
2. Lucas Auer (AUT) - Sebastian Asch (GER) Mercedes-AMG GT3 + 0,755
3. Jules Gounon (FRA) - Daniel Keilwitz (GER) Corvette C7 GT3
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24. Emil Lindholm (FIN) - Jonathan Judek (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 +1 lap

Results; ADAC GT Masters, Lausitzring, Satuday May 20th 2017:
1. Robert Renauer (GER) - Sven Müller (GER) Porsche 911 GT3 R 1:02:04,066
2. Luca Stolz (GER) - Luca Ludwig (GER) Mercedes-AMG GT3 + 1,535
3. Ezequiel Perez Companc (ARG) - Mirko Bortolotti (ITA) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 + 11,351
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23. Emil Lindholm (FIN) - Jonathan Judek (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 +1 lap

Results; ADAC GT Masters, Lausitzring, Sunday May 21st 2017:
1. Ezequiel Perez Companc (ARG) - Mirko Bortolotti (ITA) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:02:48,877
2. Connor De Phillippi (USA) - Christopher Mies (GER) Audi R8 LMS + 1,458
3. Rolf Ineichen (SUI) - Christian Engelhart (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 + 12,647
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21. Emil Lindholm (FIN) - Jonathan Judek (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 +1 lap


4.7.2017 - Emil Lindholm drove one fastest JWRC special stage time in WRC Rally Poland - Steady performance satiesfies

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In June 2017 Finnish ASN rewarded Emil Lindholm, age of 20, with a title of "Young Future Star". As a preparation for WRC Rally Finland, which is to be driven at the end of July, Emil and his co-driver Tomi Tuominen entered WRC Rally Poland with Ford Fiesta R2T car and drove one fastest special time of JWRC group as well as other top times. However the off they encoutered in second day ended their hopes for podium positions and after continuing the rally with Super Rally Rule they managed to drive fastest JWRC special time to Power Stage and finish the rally as 8th fastest JWRC drivers.

After first intense rally day Lindholm and Tuominen were in 3rd position at JWRC. Then on next day and before having an off they had picked 2nd position. After having and off and retirement the duo continued on next day with Super Rally Rule and were able to drive top three times for final four stages. They finished the event on fastest special stage time in power stage.

Even facing some difficulties Lindholm was very satisfied for the experience he gained and the fastest JWRC time on wet and muddy stages.

- I haven't driven in these wild conditions. Even as I tried to walk on the stages I really had to be very cautious for not stepping on stones and wrist my ankle. Whole rally was a full survival because the stages were in extremely muddy conditions, Lindholm tells.

- The off we encountered on second day was complitely my own fault. It was a twisty left-right corner combination which had very deep ruts. I braked a bit too late and the car jumped off the ruts into two wheel. When I tried to save the situation we went off and hit a tree. It wasn't a big hit but even so the car suffered technical difficulties and we had to retire. I just read the road wrong and it was it, Lindholm admited.

M-Sport team fixed the car on service and Lindholm thank the team by driving top three times in final four stages. He also secured his first-ever fastest special time in JWRC at the final Power Stage.

- I'm very happy to end the rally with fastest special time. Now I'm nearly a driver who has driven the whole World Rally Championship event and therefore this experience was very taughtful when considering forthcoming WRC Rally Finland, Lindholm tells.

- The conditions in WRC Rally Poland were very extreme. Ruts on the road were severe and the car made surprise moves in every stages. We learned a lot, especially when rallying in serious thunderstormic weather, Lindholm concludes.

Next round for Lindholm is international Autoglym Rally which is to be driven two weeks before WRC Rally Finland. Then he collects is Finnish ASN reward in WRC Rally Finland.

- Ford Fiesta R2T is a very different FWD car than my Peugeot 206 R2 which I've driven in Finnish Rally Championship events. Ford Fiesta is turbochardged and doesn't respond to throttle like non-turbocharged Peugeot. During WRC Rally Poland I learned a lot which will help me in WRC Rally Finland. This car has to be driven as less as sideways as possible. When you're able to keep the car in straight the clock also enjoys, Lindholm analyses.

- International Autoglym rally is also a big thing for me when preparing myself for WRC Rally Finland. I would like to thank all sponsors, partners as well as specators for their support, Lindholm joyes.

Final results WRC Rally Poland 2017: JWRC: Top-3:
1. Nil Solands Baldo - Miquel Ibanez Sotos (ESP), Ford Fiesta, 3:17;47,0
2. Dennis Rådström - Johan Johansson (SWE), Ford Fiesta, +15,4sek
3. Nicolas Ciamin - Thibault De la Haye (FRA), Ford Fiesta, +2;41,8sek
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8. Emil Lindholm - Tomi Tuominen (FIN), Ford Fiesta, +28;43,4sek


15.7.2017 - Emil Lindholm had a victorious practice for WRC Rally Finland in international AutoGlym Rally

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Winner of Finnish ASN "Future Rally Star 2017" -trophy, Emil Lindholm, age of 20, was fastest R2 group driver in international AutoGlym rally which was driven in region of Sastamala, Finland. Lindholm and his co-driver Jarno Ottman won their group by 31,7 seconds gap before Henrik Pietarinen. Overall winner of the rally was Hyundai Manufacturer Driver Thierry Neuville.

Lindholm, who drove his second-ever gravel rally, was very happy for the result even the stages of Sastamala were very demanding.

- I haven't never driven rally in so hard and challenging stages. Even a small mistake and we would have gone off. When I got myself to the rhythm the driving was enjoyable learning and therefore this event was very taughtful for me, Lindholm told.

For the first three stages youngster introduced himself to the Peugeot 208 R2 car on gravel surface. Then from third stage until the end of the rally he picked the leadership and rised the gap.

- In second stage we drove a moment without pace notes due the error we encountered in pace notes cleaning process. Fortunately it was a small mistake and we lost only four seconds, Lindholm commented.

- In this rally the most important thing was to find these small things for my driving which increases my speed. The stages were very tricky and challenging. Therefore this was the best preparation for the forthcoming WRC Rally Finland, Lindholm reminded.

The main and the most important rally for the season 2017 is in two weeks as legendary Gravel Grand Prix, WRC Rally Finland gets underway. Lindholm and co-driver Tomi Tuominen enters the event with Ford Fiesta R2 which is run by British M-Sport. In next weekend youngster is racing on circuit at Dutch Zaanvoort as ADAC GT Masters continues with two rounds.

- Before AutoGlym rally I was able to test my Peugeot 208 R2 and the Ford Fiesta R2 I'll be using in WRC Rally Finland. Now as I know the differences between the car I strongly believe my speed in WRC Rally Finland will be in order from the first special stage kilometre on, Lindholm promises.

Final Results AutoGlym Rally 2017, Sastamala:
1. Thierry Neuville - Nicolas Gilsoul (B) Hyundai i20 WRC 53:46,5
2. Ole Christian Veiby - Stig Rune Skaermoen (N) Skoda Fabia R5 +1:38,0sec
3. Hiroki Arai (J) - Glenn Maclean (AUS) Ford Fiesta R5 +3:14,0sec
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8. Emil Lindholm - Jarno Ottman (FIN) Peugeot 208 R2 + 5:27,3sec (1st in R2)


30.7.2017 - Emil Lindholm heads toward the future after a positive WRC Rally Finland

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In Grand Prix WRC Rally Finland young Flying Finn Emil Lindholm demonstrated superb performance. Finnish ASN Trophy winner hopes to drive against top drivers also in forthcoming seasons.

Even in third and final day of WRC Rally Finland, young Emil Lindholm rolled his Ford Fiesta R2 car, his performance was highly noted as at the time of the crash he was in second position at Junior World Rally Championship serie drivers.

- I drove too fast for right turning corner and we went out. Clearly I had too optimistic pace notes as the car rolled four times. It was very unfortunate because we already had secured the second position, Lindholm tells.

Despite having an off and retirement, his rally was full with positive signs: being very competitive in gravel rallyes against top and more experienced JWRC drivers. Lindholm showed that he has lots of potential for forthcoming events.

- I really did enjoy very much of the experience WRC Rally Finland offered me and it was very nice to see that I can challenge fellow competitors in very demanding and legendary special stages. In Friday me and my co-driver Tomi Tuominen drove very well as the times were very OK. Then Saturday was even better. It proved to be a good strategy and P2 was therefore well earned position. I did learn a lot during the intense weekend. Lindholm continued.

Lindholm entered the event as a winner of Finnish ASN "Future Rally Star" competition as he was leading driver in Finnish Rally Championship FRC3 group after four rounds. Also his excellent physical and mental skills as well as knowledge from rally technics and PR & media skills helpt him to win the trophy.

Next round for Emil Lindholm is on forthcoming weekend in German ADAC GT Masters continues in legendary circuit of Nurburgring. Next rally for him is in September as Finnish Rally Championship series season 2017 concludes.


24.9.2017 - Emil Lindholmin finished German ADAC GT Masters with retirement

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German Attempto Racing drivers Emil Lindholm, age of 20 and his german team mate Jonathan Judekin, age of 17, ended with retirement in final round which was driven in circuit of Hockenheim.

- During the weekend we had lack of speed. Then in final round technical issues begun to ruin our race as speed pedal went sticky. Then few laps later brake pedal got stuck and we decided to retire the race because of not risking the car, Lindholm tells.

For young Flying Finn season 2017 wasn't he had hoped for as his goals were set for top 10 positions. However that goal didn't happen.

- We had lots of small problems during the season and we weren't able to gain success in qualifyings aswell. My season highlight was Nurburgring qualifyings where I collect 14th grid from 30 drivers. I lost pole position just by 0,6 seconds and therefore it was very good performance, Lindholm shares his thoughts.

Final results; ADAC GT Masters, Hockenheim, Saturday:
1. Jules Gounon (FRA) - Renger van der Zande (NED) Corvette C7 GT3 1:18:21,552
2. Connor de Phillippi (USA) – Christopher Mies (GER) Audi R8 LMS +0,834sek
3. Luca Stolz (GER) - Luca Ludwig (GER) Mercedes-AMG GT3 +10,419sek
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20. Emil Lindholm (FIN) - Jonathan Judek (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 +1:07,560sek

Final results; ADAC GT Masters, Hockenheim, Sunday:
1. Rolf Ineichen (SUI) - Christian Engelhart (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:03:28,095
2. Jules Gounon (FRA) - Renger van der Zande (NED) Corvette C7 GT3 +1,864sek
3. Jeffrey Smith (SUI) – Christopher Haase (GER) Audi R8 LMS +2,380sek
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23. Emil Lindholm (FIN) - Jonathan Judek (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3, retirement

Final results; ADAC GT Masters, Nürburgring, Saturday:
1. Sebastian Asch (GER) - Lucas Auer (AUT) Mercedes-AMG 1:02:52,996
2. Mathieu Jaminet (FRA) - Michael Ammermüller (GER) Porsche 911 GT3 R +7,257sek
3. Luca Stolz (GER) - Luca Ludwig (GER) Mercedes-AMG +8,663sek
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19. Emil Lindholm (FIN) - Jonathan Judek (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 +58,221sek

Final results; ADAC GT Masters, Nürburgring, Sunday:
1. Markus Pommer (GER) – Kelvin van der Linde (RSA) Audi R8 LMS 1:02:27,379
2. Nick Catsburg (NED) - Philipp Eng (AUT) BMW M6 GT3 +4,568sek
3. Jeffrey Smith (SUI) – Christopher Haase (GER) Audi R8 LMS +5,005sek
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19. Emil Lindholm (FIN) - Jonathan Judek (GER) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 +27,233sek


30.9.2017 - Emil Lindholm victorious in penultimate round of Finnish Rally Championship series but retired in final due crash

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Flying Finn Emil Lindholm and his co-driver Tomi Tuominen drove superb performance in penultimate round of Finnish Rally Championship series which was driven in western coast of Finland, in vicinity of a city called Uusikaupunki. However even Lindholm started the final round in 19 points leadership, he experienced an off in second stage and was forced to retire the event. Damages we're so severe that team was unable to repair the car for super rally. Therefore a fellow rival Miika Hokkanen secured his first-ever Finnish Rally Championship title.

In SM Oili Jalonen rally and its' eighty special stage Lindholm and Tuominen were fastest in five of eight stages. He also was in good pace after first stage of the final round but then a hard crash ended his hopes for the title due heavy damages the car experienced in the off.

Even Emil lost the title, he still was very happy for collecting his first-ever medal in Finnish Rally Championship series.

- We didn't drive in two rounds because simutanious events in ADAC GT Masters racing series and therefore we lost lots of valuable points. But then again silver medal is also an excellent result from this fast-paced series. Ofcourse I'm a bit sad for losing the title but then again the crash was all my own mistake, Lindholm tells.

- Big congratulations for my fellow rival Miika Hokkanen for finishing the rally and collecting the points he needed to secure the title. We had a good season as the car was always in superb technical condition before the rally. Big thanks for Esko Reiners Motorsport and his team for giving us the possibility to drive without any worries of technical issues. Also big thanks for my sponsors and partners for this season, Lindholm concludes.

Season 2018 plans are under construction but still there aren't no decisions made.

Final results FRC Oili jalonen rally, Uusikaupunki, FRC3-group top-3:
1. Emil Lindholm - Tomi Tuominen Peugeot 52:07,8

2. Miika Hokkanen - Jukka Pasenius Ford +30,3sek
3. Olli Pollari - Arto Ala-Kokkila Citroën +42,6sek

Final Results Finnish Rally Championship series 2017: FRC3-group, Top-3:
1. Miika Hokkanen - Jukka Pasenius Ford 110 points
2. Emil Lindholm - Tomi Tuominen Peugeot 102 points
3. Samuli Vuorisalo - Henri Arpiainen Opel 74,7 points
 
     
 
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