About Patrick LongPatrick Long

Patrick Long, 31, the only American racing driver on Porsche’s factory team, made his debut as a UPS Porsche Junior factory driver in Germany’s Porsche Carrera Cup in 2003. Born in California, Long began racing karts at eight and moved to Europe at 17 to pursue a career that included a Constructor’s Cup Formula-A championship in 1998. He was selected as one of the six finalists in the Red Bull Formula One Driver Search program in 2002, attracting the attention of Porsche’s Uwe Brettel and Helmut Greiner. In 2005, driving with Jörg Bergmeister and Sascha Maassen in a GT2 911, Long won his first 24 Hours of Le Mans in his rookie appearance at the French classic. Together with Bergmeister, Long won the American Le Mans Series GT2 championship in 2005. In 2008 he teamed with Maassen at the wheel of the #6 Penske Racing RS Spyder. For 2009, he reunited with Bergmeister and the Flying Lizard team in ALMS, again winning the ALMS GT2 championship. In 2010, Patrick claimed his second consecutive and third career ALMS Driver’s Championship, while 2011 brought a Pirelli World Challenge Series title. In 2011 he was named to the AARWBA All America Team for the third time. A card-carrying PCA member, Long lives in Bellair, Florida.