Katherine Legge steps as much as WEC with Iron Lynx Ferrari crew

Legge will be part of Manuela Gostner and Rahel Frey as a part of an all-female crew in one of many two Ferrari 488 GTEs introduced by Iron Lynx for its step up from the European Le Mans sequence.

Michelle Gatting was initially resulting from companion Gostner and Frey in WEC, persevering with their partnership to a 3rd season, however will now stay within the ELMS alongside Esmee Hawkey and Frey.

23-year-old Hawkey is without doubt one of the two new additions to Iron Lynx’s roster of drivers for 2021, the opposite being French teenager Doriane Pin, who has been signed to compete within the Michelin Le Mans Cup alongside Gostner.

There isn’t any change in Iron Lynx’s second entry for the WEC, with Claudio Schiavoni, Matteo Cressoni and Andrea Piccini competing as a trio within the outfit’s different Ferrari 488 GTE.

“We’re extraordinarily joyful that Doriane and Esmee are becoming a member of us,” stated Deborah Mayer, mission chief, Iron Dames. 

“In Iron Lynx, they are going to be surrounded by a bunch of wonderful and really skilled drivers that are positive to assist them combine and develop additional throughout the GT surroundings. We’re satisfied that they’ll do an ideal job and I want all of our drivers good luck for the season.”

Legge was sidelined from racing for almost all of the 2020 season after sustaining a damaged decrease left leg and a damaged bone in a excessive velocity crash in ELMS testing at Paul Ricard. She was resulting from share Richard Mille’s Oreca 07 within the LMP2 class alongside Sophia Floersch and Tatiana Calderon.

This meant she additionally ended up lacking what was speculated to be her debut outing within the rescheduled Le Mans 24 Hours in September, with W Sequence race winner Beitske Visser known as in as her substitute. 

The 40-year-old made her race return within the opening spherical of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Daytona in January with the Hardpoint EBM Porsche crew, ending tenth within the GTD class.

Legge will stay with Hardpoint EBM in IMSA for the remainder of the 2021 season, partnering Christina Nielsen within the crew’s #88 Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The 2021 WEC season is because of start at Spa-Francorchamps circuit on Might 1, two weeks after the ELMS season opener in Barcelona.

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