2012 IZOD IndyCar champion is preparing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona race in a Corvette Daytona Prototype. While focus on the first major series race in North America, Ryan Hunter-Reay is looking forward to starting his title defense.
Ryan Hunter-Reay is not only ready to defend his IZOD IndyCar Series championship but he’s ready to do battle in the 51st edition of the Rolex24 at Daytona. For the Rolex24, he will be driving the Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP with Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor.
Regarding the upcoming IndyCar season, Hunter-Reay said, “I can’t wait to get going. Testing is less this year, so we have fewer opportunities to drive before the start of the season. IndyCar was so much fun last year. Across the board, the racing was so good, and I am looking forward to defending my championship.”
IndyCar will use a variety of race programs, to include an event with heat races and elsewhere a standing start and double-headers, and Hunter-Reay is somewhat enthused about the endeavors. “If we can make the heat races work better than they did a year ago and if the fans like it, I am all for it,” he said. “I am optimistic about it, even though last year’s program at Iowa didn’t work out, as within 10 laps the tires were so new, you couldn’t make any passes.”
Sporting a huge smile, Hunter-Reay seems prepared for whatever challenges the new season offers.