British driver Ryan Dalziel wins Porsche Cup privateers' award

Ryan Dalziel has become the latest Briton to win the Porsche Cup privateers' award

British driver Ryan Dalziel wins Porsche Cup privateers' award

Dalziel claimed the prize awarded annually since 1970 for his campaign with the EFFORT Racing team in the Pirelli World Challenge in North America, which yielded two wins, a further eight podiums and third in the championship at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT-3R.

He beat Austrian Klaus Bachler, who accrued the majority of his Porsche Cup points with Proton in the World Endurance Championship and Schutz Motorsport in ADAC GT Masters, to the top prize of a 911 Carrera 4S Cabrio road car.

Dalziel, who combined racing in the PWC with his primary programme in the WEC with the Extreme Speed Motorsports LMP2 squad, told Autosport: "This is a nice bonus and I'm very proud of have won it.

"I wasn't really aware of it until this year, but it was something I had been thinking about since mid-season because there are some great names who have won it in the past"

Former British winners of the Porsche Cup include Nick Tandy (2012), Tim Sugden ('05) and John Fitzpatrick (1972, '74 and '80).

Other winners include sportscar legends Bob Wollek, who was a winner on seven occasions, Henri Pescarolo and Klaus Ludwig.

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