JDC-Miller driver Trummer checks out IndyCar scene

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JDC-Miller driver Trummer checks out IndyCar scene


JDC-Miller driver Trummer checks out IndyCar scene


Swiss open-wheel and sports car driver Simon Trummer is among the interesting visitors to IndyCar’s season finale at Sonoma Raceway.

Trummer, who joined the Minnesota-based JDC-Miller Motorsports IMSA Prototype team this year for a full season of WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, spent two seasons in GP3 followed by three years of GP2 before shifting his focus to the FIA WEC in 2017.

After three seasons of racing LMP1 and LMP2 prototypes, Trummer turned his attention to North America with JDC-Miller and has taken a liking to what he’s experienced.

“IndyCar is a great championship, and I did GP2 and GP3, so IndyCar is a dream,” Trummer told RACER. “I love sports cars too, but I love IndyCar as well. I just wanted to see a race. I was already here in California after [last weekend’s] IMSA race, so we are here to see and learn. The cars are awesome fast.”

Trummer said hello and caught up with a few friends from GP2/GP3 like Conor Daly, and his manager was busy making new acquaintances with various team owners as the two opened dialogue on future possibilities.

“That’s what it’s all about,” he said. “Speaking to people face to face. We’ll see.”