Busy weekend for Dyson around ALMS/WEC double-header

Busy weekend for Dyson around ALMS/WEC double-header


Busy weekend for Dyson around ALMS/WEC double-header


It will be a full weekend for the Dyson Racing group with participation in both the American Le Mans Series race and the FIA World Endurance Championship race this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Tony Burgess and Chris McMurry return to the No. 16 Dyson Racing Lola Mazda for the ALMS race Saturday afternoon and Chris Dyson rejoins Greaves Motorsport in their No. 41 P2 entry for the 6 Hour FIA World Endurance Championship race on Sunday.

This will be the third of four races this year for Burgess and McMurry. After this weekend’s race at COTA, they will join Chris Dyson at the season-ending 1000 mile Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda.

“We are bringing good momentum into this weekend’s international sports car double-header. This is a fantastic facility with a really challenging collection of corners,” said Chris Dyson. “The layout is very technical and it is important to get the setup right because there are a lot of transitional sections, corners into corners and other intricacies. It is an F1 track and extremely smooth, so the grip level is really temperature-dependent.”

This will be the third race for Chris Dyson with Greaves Motorsport, having driven their P2 entry at the first two races of the WEC season: the 6 Hours of Silverstone (RIGHT) on April 14 and the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on May 4 earlier this year. Co-driving with Chris will be Christian Zugel and Tom-Kimber-Smith.

“It will be good to be back with Greaves Motorsport,” stated Dyson. “It is definitely a family team and coming from one myself, it is great to be in a close knit atmosphere. I enjoy working with Tim and Jacob Greaves. They are a strong team that knows what it takes, having won the P2 class in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 2011 P2 Le Mans Series championship.

“I am thrilled to be back driving with Tom (Kimber-Smith). We had a great run together at Silverstone and he has become a good friend this year. I have traveled a lot with Christian, and we have always talked about doing something together and it is nice to finally have it come together. He is coming off a good run in Brazil three weeks ago. Both the Dyson and Greaves’ teams have good momentum going into this weekend. Here’s to it all coming together for Tony Burgess and Chris McMurry on Saturday and for us on Sunday.”

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