SONOMA, Calif. — Flying Lizard Motorsports is back for its 16th season of racing with a two-car effort in the SRO’s Pirelli GT4 America, formally the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class.
The six-time sports car racing champions will enter a 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport with returning drivers Michael Dinan and Robby Foley, with the second entry to be announced at a later date.
“We are looking forward to again be working with Michael Dinan and Robby Foley,” said program manager Darren Law. “We had the opportunity to work with both of them at one of our events last year, and we established a great relationship. This is an excellent continuation of our customer racing program. We have been working with young drivers for several years now and have watched them progress onto much success, and we expect the same for Michael and Robby this season. They both have a bright future.”
Both Dinan and Foley first competed with Flying Lizard Motorsports in 2018 at the Pirelli World Challenge GTS SprintX doubleheader at Utah Motorsport Campus.
Michael Dinan started club racing in 2018, and began racing in the MX-5 Cup at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. His race weekend with Flying Lizard Motorsports was his first event with the Pirelli World Challenge and the young rookie hit the ground running in his new series.
Last year’s effort at Utah Motorsport Campus was also Robby Foley’s Pirelli World Challenge GTS debut, however, Foley also came to the team with experience in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD class.
“I’m really excited to be back with Flying Lizard Motorsports and my good friend Michael Dinan for the 2019 season,” said Foley. “Michael has an incredible passion for motorsport and we’re both very motivated to make the most of this opportunity. It’s an honor to join such an iconic team with a brand they have a deep history with. I have vivid memories growing up as a kid watching the Flying Lizard RSR’s at Lime Rock Park and to now be driving a Flying Lizard Porsche is something special. We had a great experience last year in a one-off effort and we’re looking forward to continuing our relationship with the team.”
The relationship between Flying Lizard Motorsports and Porsche goes back to the team’s inception in 2004, and the pair went on to win a combined six team and driver championships in the American Le Mans Series.
Flying Lizard continues to run an extensive customer racing program with Porsches in the Pirelli Trophy West series and most recently ran the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR in 2017. The 2019 No. 21 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport will run a variation of the iconic Flying Lizard livery, to be unveiled at a later date.
“All of us at Flying Lizard are excited about being back with Porsche and having the opportunity to race the new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport,” said Law. “We ran the first generation of the GT4 car in 2017 with a lot of success, and after all of the development that has gone into the second generation of the car, we’re looking forward to accomplishing even more in the Pirelli GT4 America championship.”