24 amazing hours for Katherine Legge

Katherine Legge has had 24 amazing hours recently.

First, it was announced that her team in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Meyer Shank Racing, would enter her Acura #86 for the rest of the season. The car started out as only doing the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races, which were Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, Watkins Glen 6 Hours and Petit Le Mans 10 Hours.

However, Legge was so well placed after Daytona and Sebring, P3 in the GTD Championship, that the team managed to collect a few extra sponsors, so they were able to run at Mid-Ohio. That resulted in the second podium of the year, after Daytona. She even won the race at Belle Isle alongside Mario Farnbacher, who replaced her usual co-driver, Alvaro Parente, who had clashing commitments. At the latest round at the Continental Tire Motorsport Park she finished 5th, and still sits second in the Championship, while Parente is currently P6.

Katherine Legge
Photo: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Only a few hours later, it was announced that Katherine Legge will join the new Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, which starts in December 2018 as a support series to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Legge is the first confirmed driver in the series, where she has been contracted by no other than Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, who has confirmed two cars in the series. It has been a bit quiet about other cars in the series, so it will be interested to see how many that will eventually show up.

Those two announcements were done around her birthday last week – and who wouldn’t want a present of two racing programmes on your birthday?

So Legge has quite good cards on her hands, in case she wants to race at the Indy 500 in 2019. She has previously participated in both ChampCar and IndyCar, not to mention the Indy 500. Both RLL and Meyer Shank Racing will enter cars in the race, so there might be a new chance for her to do the prestigious race.

Katherine Legge will be driving the Meyer Shank Racing w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura #86, just to give it the full title, in this coming weekend at Lime Rock Park, where the GTD cars will do their 7th round of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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