Source: The Scottish Sun
Dalziel Puts in the Effort
Endurance star Ryan Dalziel is filling up his race diary by adding the Pirelli World challenge to his World Endurance Championship campaign.
The Hamilton ace, above, has signed up with EFFORT Racing in association with Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA).
The new deal has seen the team develop a Young Driver Programme with Dalziel as the senior driver spearheading the campaign.
Dalziel said: “I had an amazing experience with EFFORT in 2014 and I am honoured to be invited back for the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season driving their Porsche GT3R.
“They showed in the past couple of years how strong of a team they are both in GT and GT-A and I know with the continuity of driver, team, and car rolling over from the last season, we are going to be a team challenging for wins immediately.
“I can’t wait to get started and couldn’t be happier to be in this iconic car, with this amazing team, in a championship that I really enjoy racing in.”
PMNA boss Jens Walther said: “Thanks to the commitment from EFFORT Racing owner Chuck Toups in keeping with his ongoing interest in driver development, we are able to offer support and resources to give a young talent from North America a unique experience with a championship team in the Pirelli World challenge.”
Toups added: “Porsche has an incredible history of racing, and we’re honored to be able to contribute in this way. The extension of the successful Porsche Young Driver program into North America is an exciting announcement for the motorsports community.”
Team-mate Michael Lewis insisted: “The EFFORT Racing team is composed of professional and experienced racers who want to win—I feel right at home with this group. I also look forward to racing as a teammate of Ryan Dalziel. This will be my first season in the Pirelli World Challenge, and I am extremely excited.” Dalziel will also contest the WEC LMP2 crown with Tequila Patron ESM, and the North American Endurance Series races in the United Sports Car Championship.