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DeltaWing Confirms Full-Season Program with Legge, Rayhall

DeltaWing commits to full-season return with Legge, Rayhall…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

The DeltaWing Prototype will take part in a full season of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, with Katherine Legge and Sean Rayhall having been confirmed as drivers of the Elan-powered DWC13.

Running under the new Panoz DeltaWing Racing banner, the Braselton, Ga.-based team will add Andy Meyrick for the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races.

The program was previously confirmed for Daytona only.

“I believe all of us here at Panoz DeltaWing Racing are really looking forward to the 2016 season, especially getting back to Daytona for both the Roar and the 24,” team manager Tim Keene said.

“We made good progress last year after coming to grips with some of the issues that plagued us during the first half of the season. We had a really good test in Daytona back in November and believe we have the pace needed to run up front.”

The big change for 2016 is the addition of Rayhall to the lineup. The 20-year-old Georgia native — a standout in Prototype Challenge competition — replaces Memo Rojas following an impressive test at Daytona in November.

“I’m extremely excited to sign on with Panoz DeltaWing Racing for the year,” Rayhall said. “The team were excellent when I tested with them back in November and I think it will be a great fit.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity Dr Panoz has given me.”

Legge, meanwhile, will return for her third consecutive season with the team and car, looking to build on what was a challenging 2015 for the Don Panoz-owned operation.

“The team have worked so hard and I think we will be able to show what we are capable of,” she said. “We are all focused on building from the impressive speed we showed at the November Daytona test.”

In addition to the three confirmed drivers, Andrea Wirth is also listed to test the car in this weekend’s Roar Before the Rolex 24, potentially as a fourth driver for the WeatherTech Championship season-opener.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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