American Le Mans GT2 Champions Flying Lizard Motorsport have announced their two-car programme for the 2009 season, with Jorg Bergmeister being joined by LMP2 exile Patrick Long.
FLM will enter a pair of Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs in the GT2 class next season, with Bergmeister returning to defend his title, albeit with a new co-driver in the shape of Long, who returns to GT2 after a season spent racing the Penske Porsche in LMP2.
It will be a happy reunion for the two drivers, who clinched the GT2 title together back in 2005 and 2006, although this year they will have to deal with a strong challenge from Ferrari, as well as newcomers Corvette and BMW.
The second car, meanwhile, will be made up of Johannes van Overbeek, Darren Law and team principal Seth Neiman. With the arrival of new competition in mind, Neiman is aware that 2009 is destined to be one of the toughest seasons yet.
"Flying Lizard is excited and energized to be back with the series for our sixth consecutive year. Our goal this year is to defend our team and drivers' championships. Everything we've done since the day after celebrating at Laguna Seca has been focused on that goal.
“With 2009 likely to be a step up from the already intense competition of last season, it is going to be a very tough and challenging effort. The fans should be in for a real treat."