February 12, 2019 | 12:00 PM
Exclusive Autosport is extremely excited to welcome back 17-year-old Danial Frost to the team, as the young driver from Singapore will compete in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires program.
In 2018, Frost participated with Exclusive Autosport in seven rounds over three weekends in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, racking up an impressive five top-10 finishes in his Road to Indy debut with a top result of fourth in Toronto. With that experience completed, Frost elected to make the calculated jump up to the Indy Pro 2000 series after successfully testing a PM-18 car at the Chris Griffis Memorial test in September.
Danial has also completed numerous off-season tests in preparation for an attack on the 2019 series championship. In addition to testing the Indy Pro 2000 car stateside, he also competed in the first two weekends of the MRF Challenge 2018-2019 Formula 2000 Championship. Frost raced the opening events in Dubai and Bahrain, scoring one win and six top-fives.
“We are thrilled to welcome Danial back to the Exclusive Autosport program for 2019,” enthused Michael Duncalfe, Team Principal. “Danial showed very quickly that he has immense talent behind the wheel and has adapted really quickly to the Indy Pro 2000 car. We have been busy over the off season preparing on and off the track for the upcoming Indy Pro 2000 championship.
“He had his best finish with us on the streets of Toronto last year, so we are anticipating a strong showing in the first outing at St. Petersburg.”
As most drivers do, Frost began his racing career in karting at the age of 15 in his home country of Singapore. After developing his initial racecraft, he moved on to compete in the 2016 F4 South East Asia Championship, winning an impressive nine times. He also scored his first of two titles in the Singapore Karting Championship.
In 2017, Danial won in the Formula Masters series and gained his first podium in the MRF Challenge series, all while continuing his karting program with another crown in the Singapore Karting Championship. After competing in USF2000 in 2018, the move up to Indy Pro 2000 was a natural progression, considering the significant amount of seat time that he has logged in cars similar to the PM-18.
“I’m super stoked to have been given the opportunity to be working with Exclusive Autosport for this season,” Frost enthused. “I’ll be working harder than ever to get the results and I’m ready for the next step in Indy Pro 2000!”
The team is ready and the cars have been prepared for the next official test for the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, which will take Exclusive Autosport back to South Florida for official Spring Training at Homestead on March 2-3, followed immediately by the 2019 season opener in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 8-10.
The entire Exclusive Autosport staff is motivated to begin their third season of Road to Indy competition to build off their tremendous successes of 2017 and 2018.
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