Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing continues to stack the deck for 2014 after hiring John Dick to serve as the team's technical director according to a report in RACER online.
Both Dick and new Team Rahal engineer Bill Pappas worked together at Dale Coyne Racing last season, earning Mike Conway a victory in the second doubleheader in Detroit. They hope to work a similar magic over Graham Rahal and his yet to be named teammate following a frustrating 2013 season.
Rahal and former teammate James Jakes finished 18th and 19th in the championship standings respectively.
The report also stated that while a second driver has yet to be signed, Eddie Jones will continue to engineer that entry.
"John joined us officially on Monday and I'm really excited about what he brings to us with experience and from a technical perspective," team owner Bobby Rahal told RACER. "He really knows his stuff and will work in more of an overseeing technical role while Bill [Pappas] and Eddie [Jones] engineer the cars."
Dick replaces Gerry Hughes who recently moved back to England to work in Formula 1. The elder Rahal believes the shift will work out for all parties involved.
"My intent is to build up the technical department," Rahal said. "Gerry moved back to England to work with Caterham F1, which I think is best for him, and John worked for me before -- from 2000 to 2003 or so -- with Max Papis and Kenny Brack, so there's an immediate relationship in place already."