The DeltaWing crew will be hoping to draw on the positive results at Mosport heading in to the next round of the American Le Mans Series at Road America.
The innovative prototype set consistently quick lap times at Mosport, spending much of the weekend near the top of the speed charts. This is expected to continue at Road America, a circuit almost ready-made for the DeltaWing with sweeping turns and long straights.
While it will be Andy Meyrick‘s first trip to Road America, Katherine Legge is well known to the local fans and will be hoping to put her past visits to the circuit behind her.
“I’ve raced here three times,” said Legge. “I finished second in an Atlantic race and of course, in my first Champ Car race here I had a horrific accident. It’s a testament to the safety of racing equipment and the track that I was able to walk away from it. But I still love this place; it’s one of my favourite tracks in the entire world.
“I think it will be a good one for the DeltaWing, considering its speed in a straight line and its lack of drag. It will be interesting to see how the car handles the fast first two turns, as well as the Carousel and the Kink.”
“It really is an iconic and historic circuit,” agreed Meyrick, “and to bring the DeltaWing there for the first time should be really cool for the fans. The nature of the circuit should help us, with its sweeping turns, but what really helps is how much we learn each time we go out.
“The team is doing a phenomenal job of figuring out how this car ticks. We said from the outset that this is a development program and we can see that the changes we are trying during the race weekends are working. For a driver, that’s really encouraging.“