The DeltaWing comes full circle at this week’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fuelled by Fresh from Florida, with drivers Andy Meyrick, Katherine Legge and Gabby Chaves ‘looking forward’ to the second TUDOR Championship round.
The 2012 12 Hours saw the DeltaWing Roadster make its American Racing debut on-track, with the current version of the DeltaWing, the Coupé, also making its first public appearance at the Florida track last season.
“I’m looking forward to the coupe’s debut at Sebring; we’ve come a long way since its first race last summer,” said Meyrick, the only DeltaWing driver to race at Sebring last season. “We went into this race a bit blind last year, but we have a great deal of information now from the second half of last year and from the test we did here in November.
“We’ve tested at Sebring, we’ve raced at Sebring and so we’ll be in a much stronger position this year.”
Legge, who will be racing in a twelve hour race for the first time, said: “I’ve done hundreds of laps on the little circuit but I’ve never done a race on the big track – I joined the team after Sebring last year, so I’ve got some catching up to do.
“This race will be so different from Daytona because you really approach it like a cross between an endurance race and a long sprint race. I’ve done 10 hour races and 24 hour races, but not a 12 hour race. We learned so much at Daytona so hopefully we’ll be running competitively at the finish.”
The DeltaWing’s third driver, Chaves, also commented, saying: “It’s great to get back in the car and be back with the team now that I have more experience on the endurance side of motorsports. I know we can capitalize on what we learned at Daytona. Our main priority is to have a car that can go for the entire race and the team has worked very hard to make that happen. We have three very quick drivers so I know we can be competitive.”
The 62nd Annual Mobil 1 Sebring 12 Hours Fuelled by Fresh from Florida will be available in its entirety for European audiences on Motors TV and on IMSA.com.