Katherine Legge named as first driver of Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series
Katherine Legge has been confirmed as the first driver of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY and will join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the series' inaugural 2018-19 campaign.
Legge, 38, currently races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Michael Shank Racing and has competed in a range of racing series including IndyCar, A1 Grand Prix, DTM and Formula E in which she contested two races for the Amlin Aguri team in Season One.
“I am very proud to be driving in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Formula E series for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” said Legge.
“I have followed Formula E since its inception and have been very impressed with the growth of the electric car market as a whole. I have also wanted to drive for Bobby for the past ten years or more so this for me is the realization of a dream.
“Driving for a British brand like Jaguar on a global stage and ‘racing to innovate’ sounds like the best kind of challenge to me. I’m excited!”
The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will act as a support racing series for Formula E in Season Five which is set to commence this December with the inaugural Riyadh E-Prix in Saudi Arabia and will feature 20 identical Jaguar I-PACE cars.
“I have known Katherine for a number of years and have always been impressed with her capabilities and how she handles herself,’ continued Bobby Rahal, co-owner of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing squad.
“She did a great job in Formula Atlantic, Indy car and now in sports car racing and I think she will do very well for us in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series. We have spoken about working together for a number of years and I’m pleased to finally be able to put a program together.”
James Barclay, team director or Panasonic Jaguar Racing said that he was excited to welcome Legge to the series and believes that the RLL outfit will enjoy much success in the championship:
“We’re really proud to welcome Katherine to the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series; she is a passionate and experienced driver, and of course as Jaguar is a British brand, we’re really excited that the first driver to be announced to join the grid is British and someone of Katherine’s pedigree,” he said.
“We have always said that having Bobby on board brings great credibility to the series and cements its place in the motorsport calendar – I have no doubt that with Katherine as part of the team, they’ll do great things in the championship.”