Legge Confirmed for Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship
Katherine Legge and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan liveried Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY (Photo: Jaguar Racing)
Jaguar Racing has confirmed Katherine Legge as the first driver for the new all electric Jaguar i-Pace eTrophy championship as a part of a two car effort with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
The new single make series, slated for debut in December as a support series to Season 5 of the FIA Formula E championship. will race modified Jaguar i-Pace eTrophy race cars, based on the production version of the all electric i-Pace EV SUV.
The driver announcement with Jaguar Racing and Rahal Letterman Lanigan comes as Legge, who is currently racing in the GTD class with Meyer Shank Racing in the #86 Acura NSX GT3, will compete for the rest of the 2018 IMSA Weathertech Sportscar championship season.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan team co-owner highlighted Legge’s impressive credentials in open wheel racing and in sportscars as part of the decision to sign Legge on for the programme. “I have known Katherine for a number of years and have always been impressed with her capabilities and how she handles herself,” said Rahal. “We have spoken about working together for a number of years, and I’m pleased to finally be able to put a program together.”
Jaguar Racing team principal James Barclay was equally effusive in praise of Legge, and said having the Guildford, England native racing for Jaguar was a point of pride for the British marque. “As Jaguar is a British brand, we’re really excited that the first driver to be announced to join the grid is British and someone of Katherine’s pedigree,” said Barclay. “I have no doubt that with Katherine as part of the team, they’ll do great things in the championship.”
The announcement comes on the heels of Michael Shank Racing confirming Legge for the remainder of the IMSA season. With 180 points Legge currently sits second in the driver championship standings behind Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow.