Tallahassee: Women in motorsports have usually been relegated to the pits, podium parties or the grandstands. But last year, Danica Patrick, an American, led one lap in the Indianapolis 500 and changed this perception, proving that women can indeed race. And now, 25-year-old Katherine Legge is accelerating on the road to fame in the world of motorsports. Legge, a test driver for PKV Racing, is a serious contender for a place in the 2006 Champ Car Series. Dream run Legge had a dream run in 2005 and became the first woman ever to win a major open wheel race in North America. She went on to post three wins in the Atlantic Championship - one of the entry platforms for the big league of Champ Car racing. Her third place finish in the championship has given PKV Racing boss Jimmy Vasser the hope that Legge will be a part of his 2006 plans. Legge has managed to keep herself busy when she's not testing for the Champ Car Series. She has also driven Formula 1 and A1 Grand Prix cars in the past one year to help her better understand the art of high velocity driving.
Topics : Formula 1