Ryan Dalziel

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Ryan Dalziel
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1982-04-12) 12 April 1982 (age 32)
Glasgow, Scotland
2014 Rolex Sports Car Series
Debut season 2005
Current team Starworks Motorsport
Car no. 8
Former teams Action Express Racing, Orbit Racing, SAMAX Motorsport, Pacific Coast Motorsports
Starts 60
Wins 3
Best finish 7th in 2010
Previous series
1999
2000
2001
2002–2004
2005
2005, 2007
Formula Vauxhall
Formula Renault 2.0 UK
British Formula 3
Atlantic Championship
American Le Mans Series
Champ Car World Series
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2010, 2012 - 2013
Teams Jaguar RSR, Starworks Motorsport
Best finish 7th (2012)
Class wins 1 (2012)

Ryan Dalziel (Listeni/dˈɛl/ DEE-el; born 12 April 1982 in Glasgow), is a Scottish race car driver. Dalziel has seen the most success in his career in the United States, racing in the American Le Mans Series GT1 class and the Champ Car World Series, and winning the 2010 24 Hours of Daytona.

Career[edit]

Dalziel began his car racing career in 1999 in Formula Vauxhall. He drove in British Formula Renault and British Formula 3, before moving to the United States. From 2002 until 2004, he spent three years in the Toyota Atlantic Championship, finishing runner-up twice, before moving to the American Le Mans Series in 2005. He also contested one Champ Car race for Dale Coyne Racing at Toronto, finishing 9th. In 2006, he drove a Daytona Prototype in the Rolex Sports Car Series. From 2007-2009, he drove part-time with various teams in the Daytona Prototype class, then returned full-time in 2010.

Dalziel's Champ Car at the 2007 Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto

Dalziel returned to the Champ Car World Series in 2007 as driver of one of the two Pacific Coast Motorsports cars. He was dropped by the team and replaced by Mario Domínguez in September 2007, with two races of the season remaining. His best Champ Car finish was 7th place in the Toronto Grand Prix, at the only track he raced a Champ Car at more than once. In 2008 he piloted SAMAX Motorsport's Riley-BMW Daytona Prototype alongside teammate Henri Zogaib. He also competed in the inaugural season of Superleague Formula.

In 2009 Zogaib became under investigation for operating a Ponzi scheme in which he reportedly conned Dalziel and his father out of US$550,000. In May 2009, Dalziel won his judgement over Zogaib in the amount of US$608,000 and continues to legally battle to retrieve his money. In 2009 Dalziel competed for Orbit Racing in the Grand American Sports Car Series recording one podium finish and numerous top tens.

Dalziel and teammates Terry Borcheller, João Barbosa, and Mike Rockenfeller won the 2010 Rolex 24 at Daytona driving a Porsche Riley for Action Express Racing. Following this, he began driving full-time for Starworks Motorsports alongside Mike Forest.[1]

#8 2011 Daytona Prototype with Mike Forest

On 26 January 2012, Dalziel scored his first career Rolex Sports Car Series pole position in the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona in the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype. He went on to finish second in the race with teammates Allan McNish, Lucas Luhr, Enzo Potolicchio and Alex Popow.[2]

At the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring, Dalziel scored a surprise 3rd-overall finish with co-drivers Enzo Potolicchio and Stephane Sarrazin, also taking 1st place in the WEC LMP2 class. He also won the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans with Enzo Potolicchio and Tom Kimber-Smith, driving the Starworks Motorsport HPD ARX-03b in LMP2.

Motorsports Career Results[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Atlantic Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2002 Shank Racing MTY
2
LBH
Ret
MIL
10
LS
4
POR
7
CHI
15
TOR
18
CLE
9
TRR
Ret
ROA
9
MTL
3
8th 89
Hylton Motorsports DEN
2
2003 Sierra Sierra Racing MTY
4
LBH
Ret
MIL
1
LS
2
POR
1
CLE
3
TOR
5
TRR
2
MDO
2
MTL
2
DEN
3
MIA
3
2nd 175
2004 Sierra Sierra Racing LBH
1
MTY
8
MIL
Ret
POR1
5
POR2
2
CLE
1
TOR
6
VAN
1
ROA
1
DEN
2
MTL
2
LS
6
2nd 309

Champ Car[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2005 Dale Coyne Racing LBH MTY MIL POR CLE TOR
9
EDM SJO DEN MTL LVS SRF MXC 23rd 13
2007 Pacific Coast Motorsports LVS
11
LBH
9
HOU
8
POR
14
CLE
9
MTT
10
TOR
7
EDM
12
SJO
Inj
ROA
Ret
ZOL
15
ASN
10
SRF MXC 14th 116

Superleague Formula[edit]

(Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 Position Points
2008 Rangers F.C. Alan Docking Racing DON NÜR ZOL EST VAL JER 13th 227
8 14 8 17 13 15 5 7 15 6

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2010 United States Jaguar RSR United States Paul Gentilozzi
Belgium Marc Goossens
Jaguar XKR GT2 GT2 4 DNF DNF
2012 United States Starworks Motorsport Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
HPD ARX-03b LMP2 354 7th 1st
2013 United States SRT Motorsports Belgium Marc Goossens
Germany Dominik Farnbacher
SRT Viper GTS-R GTE
Pro
306 24th 8th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ganguli, Tania & Willoughby Mariano. Investors: Racer said to keep things quiet, Orlando Sentinel, 24 July 2009
  2. ^ Dagys, John. "Michael Shank Racing Wins Gripping 50th Rolex 24". SPEEDtv.com. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 

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