Chester, 21 January 2014 - British sportscar racing driver Andy Meyrick will kick off his 2014 racing season this weekend (23-26 January) at Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, once again behind the wheel of the revolutionary DeltaWing Coupe, in which he scored seven podium finishes in last year’s American Le Mans Series (ALMS).
The 28-year old from Chester, UK, returns to America fresh from a fourth place finish in Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi with Team M-Sport Bentley in its new Continental GT3. This was a strong finish to the year that also saw Andy compete in the Blancpain Endurance Series with Gulf Racing in its McLaren 12C GT3.
Despite having raced in several 24-hour races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Spa 24 Hours, this is Andy’s debut in the 24 Hours at Daytona and he is looking forward to the challenges it will bring.
“We came here for the official ROAR before the Rolex test session a fortnight ago and the DeltaWing Coupe felt great,” he explains. “The team has worked on it over the winter and it has come a long way since we launched it at the Circuit of the Americas last September. We now have a very, very nice race car to take onto the track next weekend.
“As with any new car, we had to work on reliability and we’ve come leaps and bounds. The most difficult thing we’ll have to deal with in the race is traffic. There are a lot of cars on track and we have to negotiate our way through the GT cars – we need to stay out of trouble and out of the garage and we’ll get a great result.”
Andy will drive alongside Katherine Legge, with whom he drove the DeltaWing in the ALMS last year, and Alexander Rossi, who will race the car for the first time.
The Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona starts at 1410 on Saturday 25 January. Follow Andy’s progress at www.andymeyrick.com/news and on Twitter using @andymeyrick