British sports car racing driver Andy Meyrick will return to the USA this weekend (19-21 September) to take on the inaugural American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race at the Circuit of the Americas in the revolutionary DeltaWing Racing car.
In his last outing in the 345bhp Elan-engined charger, Meyrick lead the ALMS Road America for eight laps, a landmark in the race car’s very short but prolific history. This round, he hopes to build on this success and says that a race win is within reach before the end of the year.
“I’m not saying it’d be easy, but if we keep improving the way we have been, you can’t say we don’t have a chance at a race win this year,” comments the 28-year old from Chester, UK. “At the start of the year, we would have said a race win is achievable but unrealistic, now I think it’s a very real possibility.
“I guess the aim for this race is to finish without any issues and to once again be a threat to the LMP1 cars from established teams such as Muscle Milk and Dyson Racing.
“It’s great to be sharing the weekend with the World Endurance Championship too, fans attending this weekend will see a real show of the world’s finest sports car racing.”
The weekend also sees the team unveil its DeltaWing Coupe, designed for competition use in the new for 2014 United Sports Car Championship.
The lightweight DeltaWing is designed to be more energy efficient that traditional LMP racing cars but with the same speed and performance. As such, it will be part of a green racing forum on Thursday 20 September. Meyrick will be one of six expert speakers on the ‘green racing panel’. For more information visit: www.greenracingaustin.com.
The ALMS Circuit of the Americas starts at 1545hrs on Saturday 21 September. Information about the race can be found here www.alms.com/races/circuit-americas. Follow Andy’s progress this weekend at www.andymeyrick.com/news and on Twitter @andymeyrick.