Dalziel heads to Scottish homeland with teammate

28.08.2007: Dalziel heads to Scottish homeland with teammate

In the break between Champ Car's two European events, Scottish driver Ryan Dalziel is taking the chance to educate his teammate Alex Figge about Scottish culture.

The two Pacific Coast Motorsports drivers flew to Glasgow this morning - Alex's first trip to his team-mate's home country.

Being so close to home, Ryan had a 40-strong contingent of friends in Zolder yesterday - joining his parents who attend every race weekend of the Champ Car World Series.

Dalziel completed his second race yesterday after returning from a broken collarbone. The Scotsman missed the San Jose Grand Prix after suffering the injury falling off his mountain bike.

His shoulder is still tender but healing at miracle speed! The team has installed a special belt system with extra padding. His return at Road America was short of a miracle.

If the track had not run clockwise, he would not have been able to compete. His collarbone was broken in five places - he also has 11 pins holding it in place.

"It was great to get another race under by my belt yesterday - the shoulder is starting to feel a lot better," Dalziel said.

"I am looking forward to taking Alex to Scotland - it is certainly going to seem a lot different for a Colorado boy. I'll do my best to get him to try haggis and wear a kilt but I think that might be a bit of a challenge!"

 

- Paul Ryan-

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28.08.2007 / MaP

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