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Katherine Legge

Katherine Legge
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Katherine Legge burst on the racing scene in 2001 by beating future F1 star Kimi Räikkönen’s lap record and earning a pole position in Formula Ford, which earned her the British Racing Drivers Club’s prestigious “Rising Star” accolade.

Heading to the US in 2005, Legge won her first start in Formula Atlantic – the first woman to win a developmental open-wheel race in North America – on her way to a third place finish in the championship.

Earning a spot on the PKV Racing team in 2006, she became the first woman to lead a lap in Champ Car series history, pacing 12 laps at the front of the field in Milwaukee. Legge moved to sports cars in 2008, driving for several years in the German Tour Car series. Returning to the US in 2012, Legge drove in the IndyCar series and the Indy 500 before joining the DeltaWing team in 2013.

Legge drove in the IndyCar series and the Indy 500 before joining the DeltaWing team in 2013Legge drove in the IndyCar series and the Indy 500 before joining the DeltaWing team in 2013

At Road America in 2013, Legge became the first woman to lead an American Le Mans Series race, when she took the DeltaWing to the front of the field for the first time early in the event. Legge is one of only two drivers to pilot both the DeltaWing roadster and the coupe version of the revolutionary prototype.

In addition to her duties as a full season driver for Panoz DeltaWing Racing, Legge will also be driving for Grace Autosport, the first all-female racing team competing in the 2016 IndyCar Series.

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