Dyson to field second car this year
|By Matt Beer||Thursday, June 16th 2011, 10:31 GMT|
Dyson Racing will field a second Lola-Mazda in the American Le Mans Series for the remainder of the season.
Former McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner Steven Kane, who raced in the British Touring Car Championship in recent years, will partner UAE racer Humaid Al Masaood in the team's #20 entry from next month's Lime Rock race onwards, under the Oryx Dyson banner.
Team boss and driver Chris Dyson said: "I am delighted to have put this programme together. It's a great complement to our championship efforts in the ALMS and we are thrilled to bring back the #20 car.
"I have been so impressed with Humaid, Steven and all the guys from Oryx Racing. Humaid has the passion, the focus and the drive that is necessary to succeed in top-line motorsport. He has surrounded himself with really capable people.
"Their vision and their priorities mirror ours, and this will truly enhance our effort. Steven is a great combination of speed and positive energy, and his technical feedback is superb."
The addition of a second Dyson car will be a boost to an ALMS season that has struggled for top-line prototype entries so far, with Dyson's other car and the Muscle Milk Lola-Aston Martin the only LMP1 contenders to race in the series' most recent event in Long Beach.