KELVIN VAN DER LINDE

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Born & raised in South Africa, Kelvin started his racing career in Karting at the age of 8 in 2005. Since then, Kelvin has won multiple National and International Titles, as well as one of the Worlds biggest Endurance races, the 24H of Nurburgring.

In 2011 Kelvin became the youngest ever driver to compete in a National South African Circuit event at age 14 and then went on to become South Africa’s youngest ever National Champion at the age of 16 years and 128 days the following year.

2013 was a breakthrough year for Kelvin as he made even more history when he won his first International Championship. At the age of 17, Kelvin became the youngest ever winner of the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup and earned his place as a Volkswagen supported Junior driver for the 2014 season. Leading on from the previous year’s success, Kelvin wrapped up back to back European titles when he became the youngest ever ADAC GT Masters Champion at age 18 driving an Audi R8 LMS Ultra.

Kelvin’s success at a young age, promoted him to the role as an Audi Factory driver and since 2015, he has been competing as a Professional racing driver for the brand, winning some of the world’s most prestigious events.

Birth date: 20 June 1996

Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa

Currently Living In: Kempten, Germany

Height: 1.83m

Weight: 72 kg

Other Interests: Triathlon; Sim-Racing

Motorsport Ambition: Become DTM Champion / Win 24hr Le Mans

24H NURBURGRING WINNER
2017 AUDI SPORT TEAM LAND
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2 X ADAC GT MASTERS CHAMPION
2014 - PROSPERIA C ABT RACING // 2019 - RUTRONIK RACING
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SUZUKA 10H WINNER
2019 AUDI SPORT TEAM WRT
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CALIFORNIA 8H WINNER
2017 AUDI SPORT TEAM MAGNUS // 2018 AUDI SPORT TEAM LAND
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2021 -Official AUDI SPORT Driver

DTM – ABT Sportsline

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E Reserve Driver

2nd – 24H of Dubai

3rd – 4H of Yas Marina, ALMS (LMP2)

2020 – Official AUDI SPORT Driver

FIA Formula E Rookie Test – Marrakech

4th – 24H of Dubai

4th – ADAC GT Masters

4th – GT World Challenge Europe

6th – 24h Nurburgring

2019 – Official AUDI SPORT Driver

ADAC GT Masters Champion.

1st – Suzuka 10H.

3rd – Rolex 24H of Daytona (GTD)

2018 – Official AUDI SPORT Driver

ADAC GT Masters Vice-Champion.

1st – 8H California.

3rd – Total 24H of Spa-Francorchamps.

3rd – Suzuka 10H.

3rd – Blancpain Sprint Series.

3rd – Brazilian Stock Car – International Race.

6th – 24H Nurburgring.

2017 – Official AUDI SPORT Driver

1st – 24H Nurburgring.

1st – 8H California.

5th – ADAC GT Masters (1 win, 2 podiums)

Australian GT (2 wins, 5 podiums, 4 pole positions, 8 fastest laps)

 

2016 – Official AUDI SPORT Driver

ADAC GT Masters (Audi R8 LMS)

VLN (Audi R8 LMS)

Audi RS3 TCR Development + Debut race in VLN 10 (Victory on Debut)

2015 – Official AUDI SPORT Driver

ADAC GT Masters (3 Podiums, 1 Victory)

TCR International Series (1 Race)

Blancpain GT Series

2014 – ADAC GT Masters – C Abt Racing

ADAC GT Masters Champion.

Blancpain GT Series (1 race, Baku World Challenge, DNF)

South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Motor Sportsman of the Year.

FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy Winner.

2013 – VW Scirocco R-Cup Germany

Scirocco R-Cup Champion.

Finalist Porsche Junior Shootout.

South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Motor Sportsman of the year.

2012 Volkswagen Polo Cup Championship

South African Volkswagen Polo Cup Champion

2011 Volkswagen Polo Cup and Volkswagen Challenge

Volkswagen Challenge Regional Champion/Rookie of the Year/Driver of the Year

3rd – South African Volkswagen Polo Cup Championship + Rookie of the Year

2006-2010 – Karting

Multiple South African Karting Champion