Andy Meyrick is in sunny Florida getting ready for the Rolex 24 hr race (part of the WeatherTech championship) on the Daytona International Speedway and confirmed he is really happy to be rejoining the DeltaWing Racing Team with their innovative cars for 2016 in the USA based Imsa Racing Series, starting this weekend with the ROAR test. Underlining his abilities as an endurance racing expert, Andy will compete with DeltaWing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona over the weekend of 24th-25th January with team-mates Katherine Legge and Sean Rayhall . “The team made some really progressive developments, and we scored our best result with a P4 at Petit Le Mans in October, so hopefully we can be just as competitive at Daytona. This’ll be my first race of the season and I’m training hard in preparation.”
Watch as Andy Meyrick takes the Panoz DeltaWing Racing coupe around the 3.56 mile Daytona track at the 2016 Roar Before the 24. Cutting through the traffic in practice session 4, the DeltaWing DWC13 is looking fast and in good shape for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona!
Andy Meyrick’s impressive track-record includes a fourth place finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans; the highest placed rookie on the highly-competitive grid, a second place result at Sebring with Dyson Racing and a season with the Aston Martin works team in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) and in the Nürburgring’s VLN series, where he secured a win and two second place finishes.
After winning ten races in his first season of motorsport in Formula Ford in 2005, Andy progressed through British racing up to British F3 in 2008, taking seven victories from 12 starts. In 2009, Andy raced in the prestigious Le Mans Series for the first time, including a fourth place finish at the notoriously difficult Nürburgring. In 2010 Andy contested the American Le Mans Series (finishing on the podium in every start) and made his Le Mans 24hr debut, finishing fourth overall. With a works drive in 2011, Andy raced in the ILMC, VLN and once again at the Le Mans 24hr. His flair for endurance racing was further developed in 2012 through competition in the Spa 24hr.
Since 2013, Andy has spent time racing on both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe, Andy raced in the Blancpain Endurance Series while in the USA he was lead driver for the innovative DeltaWing Racing programme. In November 2013, he was announced as one of three British drivers to return Bentley to the motorsport arena with the new Continental GT3, following several successful development tests. The 2014 season saw Andy & his team-mates win two races and finish as runner-up in the Blancpain Endurance Series, a feat they repeated in 2015!