Dalziel invited to test PKV Racing Champ Car Scotland's Ryan Dalziel will strap into a 750bhp Champ Car next week following an invitation by Champ Car World Series front-runners PKV Racing to test one of their Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone cars...
Dalziel invited to test PKV Racing Champ Car
Scotland's Ryan Dalziel will strap into a 750bhp Champ Car next week following an invitation by Champ Car World Series front-runners PKV Racing to test one of their Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone cars at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th November.
Dalziel heads to PKV Racing's Indianapolis race-shop for a seat fitting later this week before traveling to Birmingham, Alabama to run with the team on the 16-turn, 2.3-mile permanent road course at Barber Motorsports Park.
"I'm grateful to PKV Racing for giving me the opportunity to test with them," commented Dalziel. "I'm looking forward to working with the team on what I'm sure will be a productive couple of days for both parties where my previous Champ Car testing experience will no doubt prove useful!"
PKV Racing, owned by Kevin Kalkhoven, Dan Pettit and Jimmy Vasser, has fielded two cars in the 2004 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford with Vasser, the 1996 Series Champion, and Roberto Gonzalez racing the #12 and #21 entries respectively.
Ryan's Champ Car invite comes off the back of another strong showing by the 22-year-old in the Toyota Atlantic Championship. The Orlando-based charger stormed to four wins, including back-to-back victories in Vancouver and Road America, seven podium finishes, five pole positions and five fastest race laps to finish as Championship Runner-Up for the second consecutive year.
Dalziel's 2004 Toyota Atlantic season was capped by winning the prestigious Gilles Villeneuve Award, traditionally awarded to the driver recognized as showing extraordinary ability, star quality and who has distinguished himself through sportsmanship, dedication and perseverance in the face of disappointment.
Since committing to a career based in America, Ryan has continued his rise to the upper echelons of open-wheel motorsport with wins on ovals, street circuits and permanent road courses further showcasing the young Scot's versatility on some of the toughest proving grounds in racing.