RLL announces Katherine Legge as their driver for a fourth Indy 500 entry

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The Brit will drive the Hendrickson no. 44 Honda powered entry. She is one of only nine female drivers to start the biggest race on the planet.

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On February 9th, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced IMSA driver Katherine Legge as their fourth entry on the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500. Hendrickson will be primary sponsor of the new no. 44 car. It will be her third time in Indy, as she competed in 2012 and 2013 with a 22nd place as her best finish.

Legge has already a lot of experience in motorsport. She has taken part of Champ Car, IndyCar, DTM, NASCAR, Formula E, WEC and the European Le Mans Series in the past and since 2014 she competes on IMSA SportsCar Championship, taking four wins, eleven podiums and a vice-championship on the GT Daytona class in 2018. This year the brit took part of the Rolex 24 with her team finishing 4th in class.

RLL will have four entries on the Indy 500 for the first time and will try to achieve glory the race again. They’ve won it in 2020 with Takuma Sato and last season had Graham Rahal as their best finish, 14th place.

Katherine Legge declared: “I am thrilled to be back at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the biggest race in the world, the Indy 500. Bobby gave me my first chance to win races for the team in the Jaguar I-PACE series a few years ago and it feels like a homecoming of sorts to be back with the team. Racing at Indy with an Indy 500-winning team and with Honda is an amazing opportunity, and one I am very grateful for and intend to make the most of. I’m hoping I can learn from my teammates and team members, and transition smoothly back to open wheel racing for May. I can’t wait to get to work!”

Bobby Rahal, Co-owner of RLL said: “After more than a few attempts, I’m happy to announce that Katherine will join us in our Hendrickson Honda for the 107th running of the Indy 500. I’ve been a fan of Katherine’s for many years and know that, in the right situation, she can be competitive and figure into the outcome at the end of the race.”