2012 Speed.com Sports Car Driver of the year, Ryan Dalziel, is one of Scotland's leading professional racing drivers. With a track record of success forged in the ultra-competitive junior formulas in Britain, and honed further through the highest levels of open-wheel racing, and more recently, Sports Car competition in North America and internationally.
The Scot proudly sports the St Andrew's flag on his race suits and racecars throughout his career, not to mention a tartan design-oriented race helmet. Ryan is a firm fan favorite thanks to his outgoing and fun personality.
Ryan has represented Scotland and the United Kingdom at the highest level of competition, earning victories in some of the most prestigious Sports Car races around the globe, including the 24 hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans.
Marital Status: Married (Jessica)
2015: Won two races in GT and finished third overall in the GT Drivers' Championship. Won Porsche Cup award.
Previously: 2014, Pirelli World Challenge; five podiums in six races. Tudor United Sports Car Championship. 2013: Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series; one victory at Indianapolis; American Le Mans Series, 12 hours of Sebring, 24 hours of Le Mans and the Petit Le Mans races. 2012: World Endurance Championship (WEC), Winner of the WEC World Championship with three victories and seven podiums; Winner of the LeMans 24hr; Winner of the 12 hours of Sebring. Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, Pole Position for the 50th Running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona; Winner of the North American Endurance Championship Finished Runner Up in driver championship with one victory and eight podiums. Most laps led during the season of any driver American Le Mans Series; Won three races including Petit Le Mans, Long Beach and Baltimore. Gulf 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi Finished 2nd and 3rd Overall (January 2012 & December 2012 races); Overall Winner; Winner of the SMRC Willam Lyons Trophy. 2011: Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series; Lap record holder for a Daytona Prototype around Daytona International Speedway - January 9, 2011 - 1.39.973s. Winner of season finale at Mid-Ohio Road Course; four podium finishes. American Le Mans Series; Runner up 12 Hours of Sebring. 2010: Grand American Rolex Sport Car Series; Winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona, finished 5th in 2010 Grand Am Daytona Prototype Championship with StarWorks Motorsport. American LeMans Series. Competed at the LeMans 24 hours Race. 2009: Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and Historic Sports Car Racing in the Grand American Rolex Series (Daytona Prototype) and the Grand American Koni Sports Car Challenge (Grand Sport); Qualified 4th for the 2009 24hours of Daytona in January, finished 15th; Winner of HSR Sebring Feature race, March 6th with Alegra Motorsports. 2008: Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series (Daytona Prototype) one win (R5 Laguna Seca / May 2008), one Podium (2nd - R4 Virginia) Tested for ProDrive Racing for their Aston Martin GT1 LeMans 24hour effort with Heinz-Harold Frentzen; Formula SuperLeague Championship, competed in five of six races, recorded five Top-10 Finishes with a best result of 4th. 2007: Champ Car World Series; 11 Starts, Scored six Top-10 Finishes, led laps in Toronto. Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series; four starts in Pontiac Riley Daytona Prototype, scored four Top-5 Finishes including two podiums (2nd - 'Rolex 24 at Daytona', 2nd 'Sunchaser 1000'). 2006: Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series with Pacific Coast Motorsport: scored five Top-10 finishes in Daytona Prototype, 1 DP Class Podium (2nd - Phoenix International Raceway). 2005: American Le Mans Series, GT1 Class with seven ALMS Starts, five top ten overall finishes, one GT1 Class Podium (3rd - Portland). Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, six GT Class Starts - one GT Class Podium, one Daytona Prototype Start - 6th place. Champ Car World Series: one start - 9th place Molson Indy Toronto with Dale Coyne Racing. Champ Car test with PKV Racing. 2004: Toyota Atlantic Series - Championship Runner-Up, four wins, seven podiums, five pole positions, five fastest race laps. Awarded Gilles Villeneuve Trophy Champ Car test with PKV Racing. 2003: Toyota Atlantic Series - Championship Runner-Up, two wins, nine podiums, two pole positions, three fastest race laps. Champ Car test with Walker Racing. 2002: Toyota Atlantic Series - 8th Overall three podiums, one pole position, eight Top-10 finishes. Scored podium finish (2nd) on series debut in Monterrey, Mexico. 2001: British Formula Three Championship - 13th Overall (missed 4 events), 17 Top-10 Finishes, 4th place at British Grand Prix International Invitation Race. 2000: British Formula Renault Championship - Championship Runner-Up, one win, six podiums, Rookie of the Year Winner, Finalist in McLaren Autosport Young Driver Award. 1999: British Formula Vauxhall Championship - Championship Runner-Up, three wins, seven podiums, Rookie of the Year Winner Finalist in McLaren Autosport Young Driver Award - Awarded Ecurie Ecosse Trophy.