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Danial Frost sticks with HMD Motorsports for third Indy Lights campaign

by Ida Wood

Photo: James Black / IndyCar

Danial Frost will remain at HMD Motorsports for his third season in Indy Lights next year.

The 20-year-old Singaporean raced with Andretti Autosport in his rookie season in 2021, claiming two pole positions and four podiums en route to fifth in the standings.

He switched to HMD for this year and won the third race of the season on Indianpolis Motor Speedway’s road course, but only finished in the top five two times after that and concluded the campaign seventh in the points table.

“I am excited to be back with HMD Motorsports and continue with the same programme as I had in 2022,” said Frost.

“I have the opportunity for one of the first times in my career to work with the same engineer in back-to-back seasons which I feel will reap benefits. The goal is simple for us as a team in 2023, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Frost started his car racing career in Formula 4 South East Asia, winning seven races in the 2016-17 season before moving into Formula Masters China and coming third in the standings.

For the next two winters he contested the MRF Challenge, and took his racing career to America in 2018 by debuting in USF2000. Following a part-time campaign there, he then spent two seasons in Indy Pro 2000, winning three races and coming third in the championship in 2020. That year he also came ninth in Formula Regional Americas.

“It is great to have Danial back for a second season, and hopefully a championship-winning season,” HMD’s general manager Mike Maurini said.

“Danial returns to the team as one of the veteran drivers and a leader, so we are expecting big things from him. I know his goal is the IndyCar series, and we hope that we can help him get there.”