Dreyer and Reinbold has announced that Milka Duno has been picked up again for a limited schedule. With their 2nd car for Kansas and their 4th car for Indy listed as TBA, it was clear that Dreyer and Reinbold had something in the works with somebody other than Darren Manning and Milka’s name was most heavily linked with said works.
While Milka definitely improved over last season, she is still not nearly as talented as most of the Indy Lights field. And while the media has to grudgingly accept that a driver who clearly doesn’t belong on the track is back in a seat, the fans and IndyCar haters clearly have rejected her. But that said, Milka is clearly one of the most hospitable of all the drivers in the paddock.
Still, you have to wonder what the Dreyer and Reinbold PR guys had to drink before they were able to spout out this drivel.
“Not only will Duno be partnering with driver Mike Conway, who will be piloting the No. 24 Dad’s Root Beer machine, but she will also bring her oval experience to the table that will aid in Conway’s learning curve as he visits Kansas for the first time.”
What is Conway going to learn from her? How not to set up the car? How to deal with lapping traffic? Seriously, Conway has serious problems already this season, being a road course ace and past winner of Monaco in GP2, but having disastrous results at the first two street circuits. The last thing he needs as he goes into his first oval event on Sunday is the circus style distraction of Milka playing race car driver.