Hawksworth Eager To Impress In Second IndyCar Test

Jack Hawksworth is hoping to stake his claim to a 2014 IndyCar Series race seat in his second category test outing this week with Dale Coyne Racing.

The 22 year old made his IndyCar test debut with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing at Sebring in September, and he will return to the same circuit on Wednesday (18 December) to run in a Honda manufacturer test.

Hawksworth, who made his US racing debut with a title-winning campaign in Star Mazda in 2012, has got the call up after an impressive run to fourth overall in the Firestone Indy Lights series this season.

“The Honda manufacturer test is a massive shop window and an exciting opportunity to measure myself against the leading IndyCar drivers and really prove my potential at the highest level,” said Hawksworth. “There will be some championship-winning teams and drivers there, and if I do a good job, hopefully my performance will keep my name in the frame for next year.

“The Rahal outing was my first time in an IndyCar so it was a complete step into the unknown, but I showed I could drive the car fast and received very positive feedback from the team. That gives me a good footing to start from, and I also feel a lot more prepared returning to Sebring now as I’ll know more what to expect and will be able to treat it more like a normal test day. It’s a big chance to make an impression and really spark some interest.”