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Katherine Legge to drive for Iron Lynx in WEC Season 9

Katherine Legge. Credits: ELMS (Twitter).

The Iron Lynx endurance team reorganized its line-ups in the ELMS as well as WEC in order to recruit and integrate new female talents. This restructuration includes the signing of Katherine Legge.

In line with the Iron Dames project, which is aiming to integrate a 100% female line-up in endurance racing, Iron Lynx recently signed new young female talents and freshly reorganized its lineups for the upcoming season of WEC.

The Italian team officialized the arrival of Doriane Pin, 17 years old French pilot that made it to the finals of the FIA Girls on-track program, as well as the 23 years old Esmee Hawkey.

Doriane Pin will drive in the Michelin Endurance Cup, alongside the experienced Manuela Gostner, whereas Esmee Hawkey will be integrated into one of the ELMS’ Iron Lynx lineup, pairing with Michelle Gatting and Rahel Frey.

“We are extremely happy that Doriane and Esmee are joining us. […] In Iron Lynx, they will be surrounded by a group of amazing and very experienced drivers who are sure to help them integrate and develop further within the GT environment. We are convinced that they can do a great job and I wish all of our drivers good luck for the season.” says Deborah Mayer, Iron Dames project director.

As usual, Iron Lynx will also engage a female line-up in WEC. This year’s line-up will be embellished by the signing of Katherine Legge, a former Formula E driver that will drive alongside Manuela Gostner and Rahel Frey. 

This new chapter of Legge’s racing history is very positive as the 40-year-old Britton had to give up on her LMP2 project because of an injury. She was indeed due to participate in the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Richard Mille Racing team.

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