Dyson Racing has joined forces with Status Grand Prix for its first assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours this year.
The British Status team, a race winner in both years of the GP3 Series, will provide technical, logistical and commercial support to American Le Mans Series regular Dyson when it brings its pair of new Lola-Mazda B12/60s to Europe.
"We are very excited to join forces with Status GP, a mutual friend of Lola and a group that has proven to be out of the top drawer in recent years," said Dyson team boss Chris Dyson, who will race one of the Lolas.
Status founder Mark Gallagher added: "Our goal is to help ensure that this legendary team enjoys a highly successful event with minimum disruption to the defense of its American Le Mans Series titles."
Status has also gained a place on the reserve list for the LMP2 Lola coupe it is aiming to field in the European Le Mans Series. The team, which was founded to run Ireland's A1GP assault in 2006, will have its first overt involvement in sports car racing this season. It has previously provided behind-the-scenes support of the Team Modena Aston Martin squad in 2007 and Level 5 Motorsports last season.