Katherine Legge joined the DeltaWing Racing Cars team at the American Le Mans event in Monterey last May. At Road America in August, Legge became the first woman to lead an ALMS race overall, when she took the DeltaWing to the front of the field for the first time.
Legge has one of racing’s most diverse resumes, with stints behind the wheel of IndyCars, Champ Cars, Formula Atlantics, DTM sports cars and Daytona Prototypes. The first female driver to win a professional open wheel road race in North America, Legge won three races and finished third in the Atlantic Championship in 2005. She spent 2006 and 2007 in Champ Car before moving to Europe to drive in the DTM series from 2008 to 2010. Legge returned to the US in 2012 to compete in the IndyCar series for Dragon Racing and finished 26th in the 2013 Indianapolis 500, driving for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
The DeltaWing Coupe
The revolutionary DeltaWing boasts half the weight, horsepower, fuel consumption and tire wear of a typical race car, but gives nothing away in terms of performance. Using conventional technology in an unconventional package, it has been called a "game changer" not only in motorsports but in the automotive industry as well.
The DeltaWing premiered to critical acclaim in 2012 at the renowned 24 Hours of Le Mans and its ground-breaking designed prompted Automobile Magazine to name it the 2013 Racing Car of the Year. The DeltaWing saw the front of the field for the first time at the Orion Energy Systems 245 at Road America last August, holding the lead for a total of 16 laps.
- The concept is radically innovative
- The DeltaWing makes efficiency cool: Fuel and tire savings without sacrificing performance
- Revolutionary appearance - form follows function
- The DeltaWing takes the conventional automotive formula and makes it unconventional; lighter weight and better aerodynamics give the gasoline engine the performance of a hybrid, without the toxic and expensive electrical battery.
Fans can buy tickets for this year’s race at DetroitGP.com. Tickets start as low as $35.
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