Extreme Speed Motorsports announced that Scottish veteran Ryan Dalziel will co-drive with Scott Sharp in the No. 01 Tequila Patrón HPD ARX-03b in next year's inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Johannes van Overbeek returns to ESM for his fifth season and will co-drive with Ed Brown in the sister No. 02 entry for the Florida-based squad.
Dalziel won the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship and Grand-Am North American Endurance Championship titles. In addition, he took victory at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Starworks Motorsport HPD ARX-03b LMP2. He has ALMS race wins at Road Atlanta, Long Beach and Baltimore, while in Grand-Am he has won at Indianapolis, Mid-Ohio and Daytona.
“I could not be happier or any more excited about joining ESM in 2014," said Dalziel. "I have been a huge admirer of the team over the past few seasons. I was really impressed with 2013, at how quickly they adapted to the P2 class.
“ESM and Patrón are really stepping things up for 2014 and I think that as a team we will be very strong. I know many of the key people within the team and am really proud to be part of their driver lineup. I think together we can accomplish many wins."
The 12-race TUDOR United SportsCar Championship begins with the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 25-26.