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Danial Frost switches to HMD for sophomore Indy Lights campaign

by Ida Wood

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography / Road to Indy

Danial Frost has signed with HMD Motorsports for his second season in Indy Lights, having spent his rookie campaign with Andretti Autosport.

The Singaporean claimed two poles and four podiums in his first year in the championship and second year with Andretti after contesting a half-season in Formula Regional Americas with the outfit in 2020.

His prior Road to Indy experience before Indy Lights included seven races in USF2000 and two seasons in Indy Pro 2000 where he won three races and came third in the 2020 title race.

“The HMD Motorsports crew welcomed me with open arms, and it has been a pleasure to work with their entire team during testing,” said Frost.

“My engineer Mike Reggio and I seem to be a perfect mix as his knowledge and skillset are exactly what I need to advance my career. The car is a little different than what I have been used to in the past, but I am coming to grips with it and had a great test at Barber Motorsports Park earlier this week.”

Frost is HMD’s first signing for 2022, although it’s already committed to co-running an entry with Global Racing Group for Benjamin Pedersen in the likely outcome that he remains in Indy Lights rather than lands a surprise IndyCar seat.

HMD won this year’s teams’ title, and ran David Malukas to second in the standings.

“Danial is a talented driver and will be a threat in 2022,” Mike Maurini, HMD’s general manager, said.

“He is the first driver that we are able to confirm for next season and with his plans set, he can focus on getting every tenth of a second out of the car and himself. We look forward to working with Danial as we head into a new season of racing.”