Flying Lizard to switch from Porsche to Audi for first USC campaign
|Monday, November 11th 2013, 15:19 GMT|
Long-time Porsche sportscar squad Flying Lizard will switch to Audi for the first season of the United SportsCar Championship in 2014.
Flying Lizard was Porsche's factory American Le Mans Series team from 2007-12, but had to step down from GT to GTC in the championship's final year as Porsche decided against a works programme.
With CORE Autosport having got the nod as Porsche's 2014 works USC team, Flying Lizard will field two Audi R8 LMS in the GT Daytona class.
Team boss and driver Seth Neiman said: "This is certainly a substantial change for the team as Porsche has been a great partner for many years.
"Equally, Audi is a great company with a spectacular racing pedigree, a serious commitment to GT racing, and a clear commitment to forging an alliance to continue both of our winning traditions far into the future.
"They know how to win, we know how to win, and we both are totally focused on doing just that.
"This is a strong foundation for a long and successful relationship."