British sports car racing driver Andy Meyrick heads to the fifth round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the Grand Prix of Mosport at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Ontario, this weekend and looks forward to racing the “dramatically improved” DeltaWing charger just two weeks after its second consecutive ALMS P1 podium.
The 27-year old from Chester completed what he called the car’s “best stint yet” at the last round of championship at Lime Rock Park near New York and commended the team for how it had “dramatically improved the car”, making it more responsive and getting the most out of the new Bridgestone tyres.
“If we can pick up where we left off before the small issue forced us to retire from Lime Rock, we’re going to have a good race,” explains Meyrick. “We knew that this year would see us improve the car race-on-race but the trajectory of development has suddenly rocketed.
“I’m really happy with the team and I know they’ll take the necessary steps in this short turnaround to Mosport. It’s tough, but that is the beauty of the ALMS, that we leave a tight, twisty circuit like Lime Rock and go to somewhere like Mosport two weeks later.”
The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, otherwise known as Mosport, is a 2.5-mile circuit with 10 fast and flowing corners, which Andy believes will suit the lightweight Elan-engined DeltaWing Racing Car. “It seems like a push/pull sort of circuit, very fast, so it should be well suited to the DeltaWing. I think the things we learned in our testing should have us well placed here.”
The Grand Prix of Mosport takes place this weekend (19-21 July) with qualifying starting at 1530hrs on Saturday 20th July and the green flag for the race flying at midday on Sunday 21 July. To follow Andy’s progress go to www.andymeyrick.com/news or follow him on Twitter using @andymeyrick .