Flying Lizard Motorsports announced Friday that it will be adding a two-car entry to its Pirelli World Challenge efforts for 2017, entering two Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MRs in the GTS class.
Drivers will be announced at a later date, with the cars set to carry the traditional silver and red Flying Lizard livery.
The team’s continued relationship with Porsche Motorsport North America will strengthen the effort, becoming a part of the North American Young Driver Development program.
“This just feels right to see Flying Lizard Motorsports back again with a Porsche program,” said Program Manager Darren Law.
“We have had so many successful and memorable races with Porsche. Much of my driving career has been with Flying Lizard Motorsports, so I am happy that we will have the opportunity to join forces with Porsche for the upcoming season.”
Flying Lizard joined the Porsche family upon its professional racing inception in 2004, entering into full season competition in the American Le Mans Series, as a factory supported team from 2007-12 and claiming three team championship and two manufacturer championship titles.
The 2017 season with the Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR will mark the first time the team has run a full season Porsche entry since 2013.
The combined effort of Flying Lizard and PMNA will provide up and coming young racers the opportunity to develop their race craft and compete on a challenging level within the Pirelli World Challenge while being watched by the Porsche Young Driver coaches.
“For Flying Lizard, this is a great opportunity to work with Porsche both on and off the race circuit to develop young drivers,” said Law. “We are giving them the opportunity to be viewed and evaluated by one of the most successful and iconic manufacturers in the industry.”
“We are pleased to welcome Flying Lizard Motorsports back into the Porsche Motorsport fold, full-time,” said Jens Walther, Porsche Motorsport North America, president and CEO.
“Our fans still fondly remember the 911 RSRs they campaigned in their unique livery. For the ‘Lizards’ to come back with the new Cayman GT4 Clubsport in the Pirelli World Challenge Series, is welcoming news for all.
“Their interest and involvement with young drivers is a great reminder of their unwavering dedication to motorsport.”
Law added: “The GT4 cars are ultra-competitive and I am confident the Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR will be able to race for a championship. The goal is to not only win races and championships but to develop drivers to give them the opportunity to have a career as a professional.”