The Champ Car season moves to Road America in Wisconsin this weekend for the 10th race of the year – and one British driver will be hoping to lay a few ghosts to rest.
Last year Dale Coyne Racing’s Katherine Legge qualified eighth for the race, her best grid position on a road course. But what everyone remembers is not how her race started, but how it ended – a dreadful 165mph crash caused by a rear wing failure.
She sees this year’s race – her first return to the circuit since the crash – as a chance to move on from it.
“I’m looking forward to going back to Road America this weekend for a couple of reasons. This is the track which gave me my 15 minutes of fame because of my horrific crash there last September.
“Even though I crashed last year during the race I was doing quite well driving there. It looks a lot like a European race track to me and those kinds of tracks are fun to drive.
“We had a good test session there back in June so I think I have a good feel for the track driving the new DP01 car. But mainly I’m looking forward to this weekend to put ‘The Crash’ behind me for good.”
Legge is currently 15th in the championship standings, with team-mate Bruno Junqueira 10th. Up top is the interview she gave CBS in October last year, in which she describes the crash.