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DeltaWing Turns Attention to Mosport

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DeltaWing Racing Cars head to Canadian Tyre Motorsports Park, having taking many positives from the previous round of the American Le Mans Series at Lime Rock Park.

The DeltaWing started from 12th at Lime Rock, passing other prototypes to move up to seventh in the early stages of the event, proving that the car had the pace to battle with its prototype rivals.

“We made leaps and bounds forward with the car at Lime Rock, in terms of speed and handling,” said driver, Katherine Legge. “So we have a positive outlook going into this race. We know what we need to do to fix the issues that we had at Lime Rock. We also have made great strides with the tires – and the Bridgestone team has been terrific.”

“Lime Rock was a huge positive for us,” agreed team-mate Andy Meyrick. “To be battling with LMP2 cars at the start of the race and to get the performance out of the car that we did through practice and qualifying was brilliant, especially compared to where we were at the start of the season. I’m really happy with the team and I know they’ll take the steps that they have to in this short turnaround to Mosport. It’s tough, but that is the beauty of the ALMS, that we leave a tight, twisty circuit like Lime Rock and go to somewhere like Mosport two weeks later.”

Neither Meyrick, Legge or the car itself have ever driven at Mosport, so learning the circuit will add an extra challenge for the next round of the championship.

“You can play on iRacing or rFactor, you can watch videos on YouTube and you do the track walk,” Legge related. “And you learn it when you drive it – after about three laps, you know where you’re going. Then it’s just a matter of getting used to it.

“It’s a legendary track. I can’t wait to drive it. It’s in one of the most peaceful settings; it’s so beautiful up here. And the fans are so knowledgeable and great fun. It’s one of the most iconic tracks that the ALMS races on.”

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