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September 4, 2013

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — HAWKSWORTH-TEST: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will give Indy Lights rookie Jack Hawksworth his first drive in an Indy car with a test at Sebring International Raceway on Sept. 17.

"I can't wait to get behind the wheel of an Indy car," Hawksworth said. "I have been working towards this moment since the day I first jumped into a go-kart many years ago, and I feel ready to use all those years of experience now at the highest level."

The British driver is a three-time Lights winner this season and is 11 points out of the series lead with two races remaining this season. Hawksworth moved to Indy Lights this season as the reigning Star Mazda champion.

"We are pleased to work with Jack on his first test in an Indy car and happy that he came to RLL for this monumental experience," said Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. "We have watched Jack from afar in Indy Lights, he is obviously a proven winner there and there is no reason to think that he couldn't be competitive in Indy cars and be a future winner there as well. We are anxious to put Jack in the car at Sebring and see how he does."

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