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USCC: Rojas joins Legge at DeltaWing

Multiple Grand Am champion Memo Rojas will join the DeltaWing project for 2015 alongside Katherine Legge.
Four-time Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Champion Memo Rojas will join the DeltaWing Racing project for 2015 alongside British racer Katherine Legge.

One of the disciplines most successful drivers in recent years, Rojas was a multiple race winner during the Grand Am era, picking up three blue riband Rolex 24 at Daytona wins, and was a three-time victor in 2014 when the series amalgamated with ALMS to create the new United Sports Car Championship.

However, after several years driving a Daytona Prototype machine with Chip Ganassi Racing, Rojas will embark on an entirely new challenge in 2015 by driving the unique front-engined DeltaWing coupe, which showed notable improvements over the course of the 2014 season, peaking with a fourth place in the concluding Petit Le Mans.

Rojas will make his debut with the team at this month's Rolex 24 at Daytona alongside Legge – who will partner him for the full season – and occasional drivers Gabby Chaves and Andy Meyrick.

“I am very excited to be joining DeltaWing, for so many reasons. Tim and I have so much success together; it was a great run at Ganassi and I expect the same here. We are committed to winning and Mr. Panoz wants to do the same. I met him when I tested the front-engine car and now I get to drive one of his cars for the whole year!

“I was used to driving the Daytona Prototype, so having the challenge of such a unique car – and especially one that is writing the history books of motor racing – is very exciting. I have raced against the DeltaWing but it's been good to sit in the car, to get a feel for the layout.

“I've looked at the car up close, and seeing how the car is designed, it's a very clever car. I can't wait to drive it!”

In addition to the high profile acquisition of Rojas, DeltaWing – which is headed up by Don Panoz – will receive title backing from Claro/TracFone, a telecommunications company owned by Carlos Slim, the world's richest man.

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