Flying Lizard to switch to GTC class for 2013
|By Matt Beer||Thursday, November 15th 2012, 15:23 GMT|
Porsche's leading American Le Mans Series team Flying Lizard will switch to the one-make GTC class for 2013 after the German manufacturer's decision to pause its factory GT programme.
Next season Porsche will focus on development of its next generation 911 for a 2014 debut.
That left Flying Lizard's ALMS programme facing an uncertain future, but the team announced on Thursday that it would stay in the series and field at least one GTC car for boss Seth Neiman and Spencer Pumpelly.
Team manager Eric Ingraham said: "With the end of Porsche developmental support for the 997, it was clear that we needed to do something different for 2013.
"The team wants to continue to race competitively and GTC was a logical choice given our long history with 911s."
Flying Lizard won the ALMS GT class for three straight years from 2008 to '10, and has been Porsche's factory representative in the series since 2007.