SAN ANTONIO, Texas – IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge driver Taylor Hagler has received clearance to return to competition after testing positive for COVID-19.
IMSA required the Honda development driver to meet criteria of reinstatement before receiving approval to race again. After following protocol, Hagler has now received three negative COVID-19 tests and will return to the No. 77 L.A. Honda World Honda Civic Type R TCR at Road America on Aug. 1.
Hagler won’t have to wait until August for her next on-track outing, as she will suit up behind the wheel of the Acura NSX GT3 Evo for the second round of the HPD GT3 Driver Academy at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this week.
“I feel great and am more than excited to get back into a race car,” said Hagler. “It was tough not being able to race at Sebring but I know that was what had to happen. I am looking forward to the second round of the HPD GT3 Driver Academy and learning more from Mario (Farnbacher) and Kyle (Marcelli). Being able to learn from experienced and successful Honda drivers is an opportunity that I am so grateful to have.”