Despite problems, DeltaWing can make strides at Daytona
DeltaWing’s Daytona debut has been a dud, albeit a comparatively successful work for the upstart team.
The odd-looking chrome vehicle had several issues in the initial third of the Rolex 24 at Daytona and retired after 16 hours due to transmission failure. Regardless of the problems, drivers were optimistic as the technologically advanced vehicle went its farthest distance up to now.
The prototype sports vehicle logged 288 laps – hundreds behind the leaders – and 1,035 miles in the endurance competition. DeltaWing was poised to complete 61st out of 67 cars.
The coupe made 18 outings to pit street and spent nearly 5 ½ hrs getting repaired.
Driver Katherine Legge states “it’s hard never to finish, but we know that people are heading in the proper direction.”