Butch Leitzinger will rejoin Dyson Racing for this year’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.
The 43 year old will share the driving duties of the #16 Thetford/Norcold entry with Chris Dyson and Guy Smith in the race which will be held on the 16th March.
Leitzinger drove for the team on a full time basis between 1995 and 2009, winning 34 times and securing three championship titles. He then briefly returned to compete in the final two rounds of the 2011 season for the squad. His latest return coincides with a special year for the team as they celebrate thirty years in professional sports car racing.
Leitzinger said: “We had a test at Sebring a couple of weeks ago, and when I walked into the tent on the first day, it felt like I had never been away. There is such a sense of camaraderie among the entire team, and everyone not only pulls their own weight, but chips in to help everyone else. And we all enjoy a good laugh and have a great time together.”
“I’m so pleased to be joining Chris and Guy for Sebring. They have done an excellent job in developing the car, and we saw some significant gains at the test, and I think that we can continue on that path. I’m especially happy to be taking part in the P1’s swan song at Sebring. I have three second place finishes in the 12 Hour with Dyson Racing. Perhaps we can end the era of big horsepower, big downforce cars with a win.”
Chris Dyson said: “It is terrific having Butch back with us. He tested with us in January and he was immediately back on the pace in just a matter of laps. As always, he is remarkable with the crew and gives terrific feedback on the car. He is ‘no maintenance’ in the best sense of the word. It is just like old times really. Butch is one of the best.”