Flying Lizard Motorsports is taking its championship-winning organization to Pirelli World Challenge in 2015, as the team will operate K-PAX Racing’s pair of new McLaren 650S GT3s.
It marks a shift from Flying Lizard’s longtime tenure in the American Le Mans Series and last year, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. FLM will still run in at least the Rolex 24 at Daytona with its Audi R8 LMS, and potentially other TUDOR Championship races later in 2015.
“Pirelli World Challenge has enjoyed great success and expansion in the last few years and we’re eager to be a part of it,” Flying Lizard Motorsports Team Manager Eric Ingraham said in a release. “Jim Haughey has built a great operation in K-PAX Racing and the combination of our two teams will no doubt bring an exciting season for our fans as we race for the GT Championship.”
“Teaming up with Flying Lizard was a natural fit for us,” said Jim Haughey, owner of K-PAX Racing. “Our race-proven McLarens and Flying Lizard’s world-class race-team management will catapult us into contention for another championship.”
Lizard team principal Seth Neiman has announced his retirement from driving, so he won’t be behind the wheel.
Full driver and livery details will be announced at a later date. The full release is here.