Karts & Cars For Lindbom

Kristian Lindbom returned to karting earlier this month with BRM, and will be returning to Formula Ford this weekend at Wakefield Park with Team Sonic.

The former national karting champion and CAMS Rising Star driver was missed the opening round of the series due to budget, but he never gave up onthe idea of racing FF this year. "I think it’s still possible to win the championship despite missing a round” he said.

In the meantime, the 18 year old Sydneysider has been keeping sharp by racing karts. A return to the pocket rockets after a two year break almost netted a win in the Pro Clubman feature at the Brian Farley Memorial earlier this year. The Victorian Open “was a disaster” in Leopard Light, but he bounced back with fourth at the opening round of the NSW Leopard Series followed by a win at the opening TaG Super Series round.

Lindbom plans to race the entire Leopard series, the prize of a new Toyota for the winner one of the motivating factors. The other motivation is to help out his dad, Karl.

Lindbom senior now runs Steve Pettaras’s Definitive Racing kart shop. With Kristian back on the kart track, he’s been able to assist the team with the development of the BRM chassis.

“The kart is really great to drive, but we’ve only really just started to understand what it needs in regard to setup” Lindbom said. “Considering how little work we have done, the results have actually been pretty good.”
“We wont be chasing the big meetings so much” he said. “We’ll also be doing things like using old tyres because we want to get the kart working properly across all conditions and make it carry its rubber through a meeting. With the Leopard class in particular, you have to get everything just right to be successful. There are less adjustments to play with compared to Formula Ford.”


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