En 20, elle devient pilote du prototype nissan deltawing. The revolutionary deltawing coupe proved it was fast at the recent roar before the rolex 24 imsa weathertech sportscar championship testing at daytona international speedway, leading a session and placing sixth overall on the final time charts. The deltawingelanmazda dwc went fastest with andy meyrick and sean rayhall at the. Meanwhile, deltawings top driver, katherine legge, has a new driving deal with michael shank racing, who has replaced his honda hpd ligier js p2 daytona prototype. Katherine legge has driven everything from openwheel to dtm and a grandam rolex series daytona prototype. Indy car racing, indy cars, cars series, danica patrick, car and driver. The wraps have come off the coupe version of the deltawing experimental racer. She finished third in the prototype drivers championship that year, with six. Katherine legge talks development of deltawing and nascar aspirations. Of course, that doesnt include racing the deltawing for don panoz and several drives in. But nearly three straight days of steady rain made racing conditions difficult, with the teams day coming to an end just before the fivehour mark. In an exclusive interview with delta wing driver katherine legge and team manager tim keene, we talk about how the delta wing has gone form an experiment to a contender. Early last year the unique deltawing prototype race car was unveiled at the chicago auto show.
She drove the bizarrelooking deltawing prototype for dr. Weathertech sportscar championship katherine legge. Legge makes deltawing debut at mazda raceway the san diego uniontribune. Prior to joining the toyota atlantic series, guildford born legge raced in several developmental openwheel series in britain, including formula. Apres avoir pilote durant deux saisons en champ car, elle a rejoint en 2008 les rangs du championnat allemand dtm. Katherine legge excited for acura opportunity speed sport. Katherine legge and deltawing at lone star le mans youtube. Karting, formula cars, dtm, sports cars, prototypes and shes not done. Women in sports car racing daytona international speedway. Now, panoz deltawing racing is working on its reliability for the 54th rolex 24 at daytona on jan. Katherine legge talks development of deltawing and nascar.
Nissan deltawing thrills le mans fans despite early finish. Driver katherine legge owned the first two hours of this race, stealing the show by driving from a lastplace qualifying position to the lead in the prototype class. Storylines abound on day 2 of roar before the rolex 24 test at dis. Did you know were the only prototype where the driver gets in one side and out the other. Katherine legge has driven champ car, indycar, deltawing and imsa. Katherine legge and the delta wing set fasted lap in the. October 3, 2015 the clarotracfone deltawing racing cars team came into petit le mans powered by mazda with hopes of ending the tudor united sportscar championship season on a high note in their hometown race at road atlanta.
Katherine legge, of england, drives the deltawing dwc during qualifying for the imsa series rolex 24 hour auto race at daytona international speedway in. Katharine legge climbs aboard the delta wing at road atlanta. The nissan deltawing may be listed on the results sheet as a retirement, but after being forced out of the 24 hours of le mans, the revolutionary car has undoubtedly won the hearts and minds of fans throughout the world. The four drivers at the 24 hours of daytona were meyrick, legge, eventual. The deltawing dwc showed encouraging pace in last months official tudor championship test at the 3. Deltawing team adds rossi to driver lineup for daytona. Driver katherine legge, who has been a part of the project since 20, said the upgrades to the car go well beyond what meets the eye. Legge drives deltawing into the lead before crash ends. Katherine legge and andy meyrick return for a third year to compete for panoz deltawing racing in the imsa weathertech sportscar championship.
Also competed in formula renault, daytona 24hour, indy 500. The roar before the roar is a practice race a held couple of weeks before the actual 2016 24 hours at daytona. Katherine legge on deltawing, indy 500 and formula e. She is also featured in richard hammonds crash course. As the name suggests, it has a delta wing shape, with an unusually narrow 0.
Legge is subbing in for team driver jon miller, who has been tapped to drive one of rebel rocks stclass porsche caymans. Literally nothing on the car is the same, she told. Sports car driver katherine legge confident shell break. With the delta wing not competing currently, legge landed with shanks organization, which also has accomplished drivers andy lally and jeff segal in. Former izod indycar series driver katherine legge will race the deltawing prototype in the american le mans series event at mazda raceway laguna seca on may 11. With new prototype regulations on the horizon, the future of the deltawing racing cars program is unclear, although a switch to the gt ranks remains one of the teams options for 2017 and beyond. Legge drives deltawing into the lead at rolex 24 at. Legge will be on hand to determine future racing opportunities with the deltawing program. Legge makes deltawing debut at mazda raceway the san. Versatile racer, with three wins and five podiums in 05 formula atlantic championship, finishing third in points.
British driver katherine legge shifting gears with bobby rahals. Six hours and 15 minutes into the race, the nissan deltawing with. Katherine legge racing career profile driver database. They finished eighth in the prototypes teams standings. Ap katherine legge drove the deltawing car into the lead in the early stages of the rolex 24 at daytona, but a bizarre accident may have ended its race with more than 20. Legge is a former indycar series regular who in recent years had driven the revolutionary delta wing prototype in imsa competition. The deltawing really just drives like a normal race car.
An exciting race for everyone watching, panoz deltawing racing took the checkered flag in seventh position at the ninth round of the imsa weathertech sportscar championship. During the roar katherine legge, driving the esoteric delta wing in the prototype class, set the fastest lap 1. Watch here as katherine legge takes over from sean rayhall in. Legge makes deltawing debut at mazda raceway washington.
Katherine legge on deltawing, indy 500 and formula e in an era where the formula one paddock is obsessed with finding talented female drivers, it is easy to forget that in other parts of the motorsport world, there are plenty of women proving that gender isnt a barrier when it comes to being a racing driver. The deltawing is a racing car designed by ben bowlby and debuted at the 2012 24 hours of. Katherine legge took the deltawing car into the lead in the early stages of the rolex 24 at daytona. In 2016, driving for deltawing racing, legge became the first woman to lead overall. Clarotracfone deltawing racing road atlanta postrace.
Katherine legge is the only driver on the planet to have raced both. The redesign was intended to bring the deltawing in line with le mans prototype p1 regulations, and to minimize the chance of the driver s head being hit in the event of an accident. Donald panoz, inventor of the smokingcessation patch and a former owner of ctmp, to test the delta wing. Deltawing prototype tops a practice session for the first time. Wheels editor norris mcdonald interviews delta wing prototype driver katherine legge as she prepares for the mobil 1 sportscar grand prix this weekend. Check out her deltawing prototype and get ready for the big weekend. Deltawing racing cars will have british racing driver katherine legge. Deltawing shows speed, but reliability key to chances in. Deltawing crashes out of rolex 24 at daytona after. Ride with deltawing driver katherine legge as she laps the 3. Katherine legge andy meyrick cota 20 delta wing racing. Legge s racing resume is as diverse as it is successful.148 731 797 1089 102 1265 1193 930 869 561 1457 1060 985 1062 1191 887 1184 1515 1360 656 742 890 218 1480 986 175 260 576 28 248 953 483 1033 950 352 384 377 409