American team DragonSpeed have announced they will be competing in the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series, with former Le Mans winner Ryan Dalziel joining the team.

DragonSpeed will become the first US team to compete in the Blancpain series and team boss Elton Julian believes they have the perfect package to be compete for victories in their debut season.

Driving for DragonSpeed in Blancpain sees Glasgow-born Dalziel partner Anthony Lazzaro, Henrick Hedman and Julian.

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Julian, who was the youngest winner of a British F3 race at 17 in 1992, is making his fourth comeback in racing and will compete in his first full season since finishing fifth in the LMP2 class in WEC in 2012.

"I couldn't be prouder of the group of drivers we've assembled for our BES programme," Julian said. "I know all the guys at varying levels, but well enough to know that they all possess the right skills and temperament for endurance racing."

The Florida-based team will operate in Europe from a Switzerland base owned by Ferrari and the team will race in the same Ferrari 458 GT3 they use in the US, but with European specifications. The team plan to take part in the Blancpain pre-season tests at the Paul Ricard circuit on 11-12 March.

DragonSpeed will also continue to compete with a four-car entry in the Pirelli World Challenge series in the US.

Dalziel, who claimed the WEC LMP2 title in 2012, is thrilled to be joining the team and is already targeting victories in the team's debut year in Blancpain.

"I've known Elton for a few years now and been really impressed with how he's built DragonSpeed into a serious GT team in such a short time," Dalziel said. "I absolutely think we can contend for the outright win and look forward to kicking some butt in Belgium come July."