The DeltaWing Racing Cars team has announced that it will be returning to track for the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona and will be taking place in the upcoming IMSA test at Daytona International Speedway next week.
Katherine Legge and Andy Meyrick will resume driving duties for the test as the team look to fine tune the set up ahead of the The Roar before the Rolex 24 on January 8-10.
“Really happy to be testing at Daytona as we were very fast on this track last season.” enthused Legge. “It’s a track that suits the DeltaWing very favorably being such a lightweight car with a relative lack of aero-drag compared to the other LMP cars. It’s always good to be testing in the off-season because it keeps us busy and give us a chance to keep our eye-in. The Florida weather will be an added bonus!”
The DeltaWing Coupé has been rebuilt since its last outing at the Petit Le Mans and the team will be hoping the continual development brings added pace to the car.
“I’m looking forward to being back with the team.” said Meyrick. “We were in good form at Road Atlanta keeping pace with the leaders but unfortunately the weather let us down. Daytona is a great track for us as it suits the car well. More track miles will only help to improve our competitiveness and have the car well prepared for January.”
Team manager Tim Keene is looking forward to getting the car back out on track and hopes the Florida weather will help erase the memories from Road Atlanta last month. “First of all, it feels good to be going back to a race track again following the unfortunate circumstances due to the poor weather at the Petit race in October. And to be going back to Daytona makes it even better as we haven’t been back there since the race last January.
“Although we were dealing with issues with the new gearbox that ended our race much too early, we had the pace to run up front and contend for the lead, which was very encouraging. Having Kat and Andy back with us is refreshing, as they both have the most experience in the car and have tremendous speed.”
“We will also have Catherine Crawford doing the engineering duties, as she did an outstanding job this past season and we’ve made some really positive gains with both mechanical and aero setups. We’re all really excited to get to the test and continue to work on reliability and performance of the DeltaWing coupe.”