The DeltaWing team showed its determination and speed as drivers Katherine Legge and Andy Meyrick battled through to a top ten position at Laguna Seca before mechanical gremlins stepped in.
The huge TUDOR United SportsCar Championship field was split into two two-hour races for the Grand Prix of Monterey, with the DeltaWing entered in the 23 car Prototype and GTLM race.
Legge, who started the race, showed strong pace from the start, holding the fastest lap in the early goings and working up to eighth place before handing over to Meyrick on lap 44. Meyrick continued the pace in his stint, beating Legge’s time before transmission issues forced the DeltaWing out on lap 66.
“To come from the back of the grid to the top seven shows that we had good pace, so there are some great strengths there,” said Meyrick. “Our fuel strategy really put us in contention, since everyone else had to come in for a splash and dash and we didn’t. There are a lot of encouraging elements about the race today – the car was strong and consistent, so we’ll take that and keep working.”
“We planned a one-stop strategy from the start, just hoping there wouldn’t be a yellow flag,” added Team Manager, David Price. “We were fine on fuel, even with the competitive race pace. There are a great many positives we can take from the race – we had a race pace close to the leaders, we were quickest in a straight line, we had good fuel mileage.”