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Katherine Legge to race DeltaWing at Laguna Seca

Katherine Legge will make her first start for DeltaWing Racing Cars in the ALMS Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next month.

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MONTEREY, Calif. —

Katherine Legge will make her first start for DeltaWing Racing Cars in the ALMS Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next month.

Legge will join Andy Meyrick to create an all-English driver lineup for the DeltaWing's first start in Monterey on May 11. It comes on the heels of her testing the car last week at Road Atlanta.

"It was really exciting to get in the car on Sunday for the first time," said Legge. "Having driven lots of types of racing cars, I didn't know what to expect, so I was very pleasantly surprised."

The DeltaWing is unique in running at half the weight, half the fuel and half the horsepower of a normal prototype, and three quarters of the tire consumption. The car ran for the first time in the LMP1 class at Sebring.

Legge, who raced in IndyCar last year, enjoyed the core attributes of the DeltaWing.

"It braked really well, it turned really positively, and it was really fast in a straight line - it drove like a really good racing car," she said. "It was very stable, and I also was impressed with the way it handled. It was really neat to get it going."

Legge is replacing Olivier Pla, who raced the DeltaWing in Sebring, due to Pla's extended European racing schedule. Pla's schedule includes the remainder of the FIA World Endurance Championship with OAK Racing, and also additional Porsche GT commitments.

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