Ex-Champ Car racer Ryan Dalziel has inked a deal that will see him compete in the Superleague Formula this season, spearheading the challenge for Rangers.
The 26-year-old will make his debut aboard the Rangers-liveried Superleague Formula car at the opening round of the season at Donington Park, at the end of this month.
Dalziel's confirmation marks the first time the Scotsman will contest a full European-based season since he competed in the 2001 British Formula Three Championship.
Since then, Ryan's talents have been showcased predominantly in North America, notably in the Champ Car World Series and the likes of the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
"I'm absolutely delighted to have been selected to represent Rangers in the Superleague Formula. I'm excited to be returning to Donington Park for the inaugural race even though it's been seven years since I last raced there which seems hard to believe," Dalziel said.
"This is a great new series, one that both football fans and race fans can really get behind. I'm obviously thrilled to be driving for Rangers having grown up in and around Glasgow. Coincidently, my race helmet's colours are almost identical to those of Rangers so in many ways this is a perfect fit.
"I'm just excited to be a Scottish driver racing for a Scottish club, it means a lot and I hope the fans really get behind our efforts starting at Donington Park."
Making his full-time debut in the Champ Car World Series last season, Dalziel scored six top-ten finishes and led laps at the Toronto Grand Prix despite racing for a rookie team.
In addition to his accomplishments in Champ Car, he kicked off 2007 with a second-place podium finish racing a Daytona Prototype in the 'Rolex 24 at Daytona', the opening round of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and America's leading twice-around the clock endurance event.
This year Dalziel went one better in round five of the championship when he won at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.