How Rad Are You: Sheldon van der Linde

How Rad Are You: Sheldon van der Linde

Meet Sheldon, a global rising star in SportsCars. He's currently competing in the ADAC GT Masters Championship, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and all major endurance GT3 races around the world. 

Where are you from?

South Africa

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Ambitious - Visionary - Everygirlsdream ;)

What's the best part about your sport?

The travelling. We get to visit so many cool places around the world that you would never otherwise get to see. 

Favourite track(s)?

Nürburgring Nordschleife (all around favourite) and Watkins Glen in North America.

Do you have any advice for young athletes that aspire to become pro drivers?

Believe! Anything is possible if you fully commit your life to it. Also, in racing the younger you are, the better.

What is one major challenge that you’ve had to overcome in your career? How did you overcome it?

The move to Europe. I left home in South Africa when I was only 18 which at the time was a big step for me but so worth it in the end. I overcome every day by meeting so many new people. 

What does the word "Rad" mean to you?

The Rad in MORADNESS!

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JUST FOR FUN:

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Dayummm. Ben and Jerry's ice cream. 

What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on?

Shoes. I tend to occasionally buy more than necessary. 

Next place you'll be travelling to?

Cape Town for a holiday. The best place to be in December!

Who’s one person you think everyone should be following on social media?

@vdlbros

Which Moradness hat is your favourite? 

Definitely the Lumberjack

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*You can follow Sheldon on Instagram @sheldonvanderlinde


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