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USCC: DeltaWing Racing ready for Long Beach debut

Memo Rojas and Katherine Legge confirm the DeltaWing Racing team are fully prepared for its USCC Long Beach debut after a sucessful two-day test
Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing is preparing for its first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race in California with Katherine Lege and Memo Rojas at the wheel for this weekend's Long Beach race.

Both drivers have strong form around the street circuit with Legge being the first woman to win a major US open-wheel race in Long Beach when competing in the Formula Atlantic event in 2005. Rojas has also experienced victory at Long Beach when he won in the USCC's debut event last year.

The co-drivers and DeltaWing car enjoyed a two-day test session last week and Rojas his confident the team is ready to go.

“The test was very successful, getting rid of some of lingering issues,” Rojas said. “Long Beach has so much history with so many drivers and so many classes, from Formula One and IndyCar to sportscars. Growing up, it's one of the tracks you want to race at and win at – and I've been lucky enough to do both.

“This is the first street race for the DeltaWing, but I think the acceleration and the tight corners will suit the car just fine.”

Legge is delighted to return to the scene of where her racing career really took off in the US and says she is raring to go.

“I've been very lucky to have driven some amazing cars at Long Beach, you learned something you can take forward from each one of them,” Legge said. “This place is very close to my heart, as it was the scene of my first win in America, and that really catapulted my career.

“It's a fantastic circuit in a gorgeous location and it's such a storied track. Every time you race there is special, but this time will be even more so, since it's the first time the DeltaWing will race there. I think the car will run well, with the long straights and tight corners.”

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April 25, 2015 10:14 PM

ProfessorX: I am sorry, but there is hardly anything revolutionary about an oddity that does not fall with in the same rule set as the other cars. Yeah, it looks different, but guess what, it doesn't have to compete with the other cars given the same set of rules, so really, it's just there for show, it's not really competing, except maybe not to get knocked over by the bigger and heavier cars that are actually competing with a given rule set. Now if it had to carry the same weight as P1 car, and it still was able to keep up with the P1 cars, that would be something.
Oh.. so you'd be a lot happier watching/following series that were like GP2 etc.. ie all the same with only the colour schemes to differentiate them? C'mon, Prof.. there are few enough oddities around to get us interested nowadays as it is... I bet you loved the Tyrrell 6-wheelers & Ground-effect cars of yesteryear!

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