The pieces to the puzzle keep coming together for the JaguarRSR race programme as the team announced today that Ryan Dalziel has been signed to the driver line-up for competition in the 2010 American Le Mans Series.
Dalziel, who recently won the prestigious 24 Hours of Daytona with Action Express Racing, joins Paul Gentilozzi and Marc Goossens as confirmed JaguarRSR drivers for the coming year.
"I am so excited to be part of such an amazing brand like Jaguar. Coming from the United Kingdom I naturally grew up following Jaguar's racing heritage and admiring their cars. Its like a dream come true that my first opportunity to drive for a manufacturer is for Jaguar Cars," Dalziel noted.
"I have known Paul Gentilozzi and his group for a number of years through my Champ Car days, and always enjoyed watching them in Trans Am. I know I am with a great crew and excellent co-drivers. The GT field in ALMS this season looks really strong and I hope I can contribute to Jaguars successful return to Sports Car Racing."
JaguarRSR principal partner Paul Gentilozzi said he was impressed by Dalziel's recent success at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
"We are working on developing a driver line up that will put us out in front," he explained. "We know the competition is tough this year and that we will have to be on top of our game.
"I have watched Ryan grow into a matured racer both in open-wheel and sports car racing. His hard work paid of recently winning the 24 Hours of Daytona and any driver that can achieve an accomplishment like that is one that will fit into the goals and aspirations this JaguarRSR programme desires to achieve. We eagerly look forward to working with him and know that he is going to bring a lot to the team."
The JaguarRSR team now heads to Sebring to take part in the annual American Le Mans Series Winter Test scheduled for February 22-23.
Complete details of the 2010 JaguarRSR ALMS programme are due to be unveiled soon.