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Daly shines in Hilmer Motorsport debut

"I am so pumped right now - what a crazy five days for me," he said. "To think I was sitting in London last Tuesday night and twelve hours later I was standing on what felt like the surface of the sun it was so hot - just crazy.

"Hilmer has been fantastic to me and I'm so glad that it all went so well for them because I know it was a risk to take a rookie to Malaysia," he added. "I was a little sore all over afterwards - particularly the muscles in my hands - but it's all worth it."

Fortunately there's now four weeks between Malaysia and the second round of the 2013 GP2 Series championship, which will be held at Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain on April 19-21, giving Daly and the team enough of an opportunity to sit down and discuss options.

Daly also had an opportunity to test an IZOD IndyCar Series car with AJ Foyt Racing in December, suggesting that the young second-generation racer is not likely to be short of options whatever he decides to do with the next step of his career.

Reports this week have even linked Daly to a possible second Foyt car at the Indianapolis 500. The team owner was quoted as saying "It could be an American" when asked who his preferred choice of driver would be. However, the Indy 500 is held on the same weekend as the GP2 and GP3 Series races at the prestigious Monaco round, making it a tough choice for Daly should the offer come his way.


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Hilmer Motorsport logo (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Conor Daly (USA, Hilmer Motorsport) during the second day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 6th March. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Pal Varhaug (NOR, Hilmer Motorsport) during GP2 testing at Jerez - February 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Conor Daly (USA, Hilmer Motorsport) in action at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia during GP2 practice - March 22, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Daniel Abt (GER, Hilmer Motorsport), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) & Artem Markelov (RUS, RT RUSSIAN TIME) at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
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