Katherine Legge returned to Panoz DeltaWing Racing for the fourth year in 2016, racing the DeltaWing Coupe in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Legge was joined by full season driver Sean Rayhall and long-time co-driver Andy Meyrick for the endurance races.
Legge is one of only two drivers to have driven both the DeltaWing roadster, the open-cockpit version in 2013, and then the DeltaWing coupe which was bought in when the rules changed for IMSA's premier prototype class enforcing closed cockpits for 2014. Legge has been instrumental in the development of the car and this year has enjoyed some particularly memorable success. Navigating her way through the 50-plus field at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, Legge made history for the DeltaWing, driving from the back to the lead within one driver-stint, one tank of fuel and one set of tires.
The season however was not without complications for Legge and the team. Following Sebring, they had to compete the rest of the year without the expertise of Lead Engineer, Catherine Crawford. This was tough but the team battled on and have enjoyed contending the lead at many of the races throughout the year.
"I think it is safe to say that it has been a year of highs and lows. From being in the lead at Daytona to hearing the news of Katie's illness and everything in between, we've certainly had a challenging year," said Legge. "The team have been brilliant to work with again this year and I have enjoyed every last minute of being involved in such an innovative and forward thinking development program."