Ryan Dalziel will be back behind the wheel of a Daytona Prototype for this weekend's Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway, having signed to see out the remainder of Orbit Racing's Rolex Series campaign.
The 27-year old Scot has made just two starts in the series this year, and recently announced plans to bolster his on-track activities by competing in the supporting Koni Sports Car Challenge with Virginia's Motorsport Technology Group. However, his experience has now been recognised by Orbit, which has snapped the former Laguna Seca racewinner up to share its #45 BMW-Riley with Bill Lester.
“I'm naturally delighted to finally be back regularly racing a Daytona Prototype,” Dalziel admitted, “My thanks go to team owner Roger Hawley and team manager Peter Baron, who I've known and raced for over the past five seasons, for giving me something concrete to look forward to in the Rolex Sports Car Series.
“It's been a rough few months for me and it's kind of ironic that it's been a year to this event since I last had a full-time ride. That said, it's a great race to come back with given we're on-track just ahead of the NASCAR main event, so the grandstands are going to be packed. I've always been successful at Daytona - I was running third there last year before some issues halted our race - and it was pretty much the same package we've got returning there this weekend, including working with my engineer Steve Challis. I'm looking for a strong outing but more than that it's great to be back in action.”