Rinus van Kalmthout did not enjoy his debut in the IndyCar Series for Saturday (local time). The driver from Hoofddorp crashed in the opening phase of the race at the Texas Motor Speedway and dropped out.
Van Kalmthout lost control of his car in the 39th round and took the Spaniard Álex Palou with him on the way to the wall. The drivers hit each other, were unharmed themselves, but saw their race come to an end.
It was the second time for Van Kalmthout that he was involved in a crash on Saturday. Earlier in the day, he also finished in the guardrail. His car was so badly damaged in that incident that he was unable to participate in qualifying.