Le Mans »

Dalziel takes Viper drive

Ryan Dalziel to drive SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R in the Le Mans 24 Hours
Ryan Dalziel has secured a drive with the SRT Motorsports team that will see him at the wheel of a Viper GTS-R for this summer's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Dalziel, a former winner of the LMP2 class at the Circuit de la Sarthe, will replace Ryan Hunter-Reay in the SRT line-up for the races at Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans.

The deal will run alongside his commitments in the World Endurance Championship with defending LMP2 champions Starworks Motorsport, although it means Dalziel won't be at the wheel of its HPD model at either Le Mans or Fuji due to his deal to compete in the Viper.

“I am really excited about this opportunity,” he said. “It was something we started to discuss last year but the timing just didn't work out with my 2012 commitments. But now the timing is perfect.

“I have to thank all the great people at SRT for making me feel at home in such a short time and for giving me this amazing opportunity to work for one of the coolest and most enthusiastic manufacturers in the world right now.

“Their long-term commitment to this program and their unbelievable performance at Petit Le Mans in 2012 is what made me push to be part of this program. I am humbled to be part of the factory SRT Viper GTS-R program and be reunited with Riley Technologies and Bill Riley. So much of my success as a sportscar driver has come in Riley Technologies designed cars and I know that this program will continue that success for SRT Motorsports and myself.

“Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans are three of the toughest races in the world. To go back to all three races after winning them all last year, in another competitive car, such as the SRT Viper is a dream come true for a driver, and I am going to do everything I can to help put the team on the top step of the podium.

“Along with thanking SRT Motorsports for allowing me to continue my commitments with Starworks Motorsport, I have to thank Peter Baron and Alex Popow for allowing me to pursue this excellent opportunity to work for a manufacturer. Both Alex and Peter were part of this decision process and I appreciate their support more than they know.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
SRT Viper GTS-R [Pic credit: ALMS]
Oli Webb (GBR)
Oli Webb (GBR)
Oli Webb (GBR)
Oli Webb (GBR)
Oli Webb (GBR)
Mark Webber (AUS)
Mark Webber (AUS)
Mark Webber (AUS)
Oli Webb (GBR)
Oli Webb (GBR)
Oliver Turvey (GBR)
Oliver Turvey (GBR)
Oliver Turvey (GBR)
Oliver Turvey (GBR)
Oliver Turvey (GBR)
Harry Tincknell
Harry Tincknell

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.