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1981-07-28 (age 39)


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Hardwick to sit out Sebring as he continues recuperation

Wright Motorsports’ Ryan Hardwick has elected to stand down from the team for the Sebring 12 Hours as he continues his recuperation following a couple of hard crashes at Daytona in January.

Late changes for Wright Motorsport following crash

A hard shunt for Ryan Hardwick in yesterday’s Michelin Pilot Challenge practice has forced Wright Motorsports to pull its entry from that race and hire Trent Hindman to sub for Hardwick in the Rolex 24 Hours.

Heylen says Wright Porsche is a Rolex 24 victory contender

Wright Motorsports’ Porsche can fight for IMSA GT Daytona-class honors in the Rolex 24 Hours, according to the team’s Michelin Endurance Cup ace, Jan Heylen.

Wright drivers celebrate Sebring win despite failed shock

Wright Motorsports’ Pat Long, Ryan Hardwick and Jan Heylen were left stunned by a Sebring 12 Hour GTD-class win that came despite the handicap of shock absorber failure at quarter distance.

Wright Motorsports downsizes to one-car team for IMSA

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic on one of Wright Motorsports’ principal sponsors has forced the team to downsize for the remainder of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Wright Motorsports unveils livery, completes Rolex 24 line-up

Klaus Bachler and Anthony Imperato will join Ryan Hardwick and Patrick Long in Wright Motorsports’ Porsche 911 GT3 R for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener, the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Wright announces Long, Hardwick for IMSA GTD campaign

Wright Motorsports will enter a Porsche 911 GT3 R in the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with Patrick Long and Ryan Hardwick as the full-time drivers.

Crash forces Park Place to skip Petit Le Mans

A shunt at Laguna Seca in qualifying for the penultimate round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has led to Park Place Motorsports pulling out of the season finale at Road Atlanta.

Wright Motorsports returns to Blancpain America

Two Porsche 911 GT3 Rs run by Wright Motorsports will be on the starting grid for what was formerly the GT class of the Pirelli World Challenge, now known as Blancpain GT World Challenge America.

Long joins Lindsey in Park Place IMSA squad

Porsche factory driver Patrick Long has rejoined Park Place Motorsports for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Nielsen: First win in Wright Porsche a “long time coming”

Two-time GT Daytona champion Christina Nielsen says Wright Motorsports’ maiden IMSA win with its Porsche 911 GT3 R at Road America felt “absolutely amazing”.

IndyCar stars set for St. Pete’s Kart4Kids race and charity auction

Ten IndyCar drivers will be part of the lineup for this year’s Kart4Kids event on Wednesday which will raise money for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Wright confirms Jaminet and Renauer for Rolex 24

Wright Motorsports has confirmed Robert Renauer and Mathieu Jaminet will partner with fulltime drivers Patrick Long and Christina Nielsen in this year’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Long, Nielsen team with Wright Motorsports in IMSA GTD

Wright Motorsports will join the GT Daytona class in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with a Porsche 911 GT3 R driven by Patrick Long and Christina Nielsen.

Patrick Long puts together sensational 2017 GT season for PWC overall and sprint championships

Porsche veteran driver takes Wright Motorsports Porsche GT3 R to the titles

Long, Parente PWC duel continues this weekend at Sonoma

Titles come down to the last rounds like in 2016 with top drivers

Bergmeister and Long take dominating victory in COTA make-up race

Jorg Bergmeister and Patrick Long prevailed in the make-up race for the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX series at the Circuit of The Americas.

Three COTA 60-minute races to determine SprintX championships

Long, Cooper and Parente in tight GT point battle heading to COTA

Lime Rock IMSA: Werner and Pilet lead dominant Porsche 1-2

Dirk Werner and Patrick Pilet won a caution-free, GT-only round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship at tight and twisty Lime Rock Park, heading a Porsche 1-2.

Lime Rock IMSA: Bruni takes his first pole for Porsche

Porsche’s Gianmaria Bruni will start from pole position for round eight of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship at Lime Rock Park.

GT point leaders Long, Wright Motorsports set for another strong weekend at team’s home track

Porsche driver’s 1-2 finish at Road America makes him a favorite in Mid-Ohio

Road America PWC: Long beats Fong to extend points lead

Patrick Long’s Wright Motorsports Porsche held off the Absolute Bentley GT3 of Adderly Fong in the second GT race of the weekend to reverse yesterday’s race results, while Johnny O’Connell brought Cadillac a podium.

Road America PWC: Fong shrugs off O’Connell clash to win

Adderly Fong claimed victory for Bentley in round four of the Pirelli World Challenge GT class at Road America, following a controversial opening-lap collision with Cadillac Racing's Johnny O’Connell.

Competitive PWC season reaches halfway after wild action in all classes including SprintX

Five different SprintX teams/manufacturers win in 5 races; 4 different makes take GTS too

Long and Lieb lead from pole to checkers at Lime Rock

Friday's SprintX race at the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park was won by Pat Long and Marc Lieb in the Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R, which won by the margin of 5.4seconds after an hour of racing.

Lieb to join Wright Motorsports for SprintX at Lime Rock

Reigning World Endurance LMP1 champion and Le Mans winner Marc Lieb will replace Jorg Bergmeister as Patrick Long’s partner in the #58 Wright Motorsports Porsche in next weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge round at Lime Rock Park.

Superb SprintX field set for Pirelli World Challenge round

Over 105 entries to battle at the picturesque VIR road circuit this weekend

Long: Privateer Porsche can overcome PWC GT works teams

Factory Porsche driver Patrick Long believes his Wright Motorsports-run Porsche 911 GT3 R can continue to beat the manufacturer teams that have been attracted to the Pirelli World Challenge GT ranks.

PWC St Pete: Long capitalises on Parente slip-up for GT win

Porsche’s Patrick Long won round two of the Pirelli World Challenge GTs at St Petersburg on Sunday, benefiting when yesterday’s race winner Alvaro Parente locked up and ran wide at the first corner.

Wright Motorsports confirms two cars, reveals SprintX lineup

Patrick Long and Michael Schein will race Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Rs in this year’s Pirelli World Challenge GT and GTA categories respectively, while Jorg Bergmeister and Jan Heylen will join them for the SprintX rounds.

Competition Porsche signs Campbell for Bathurst

Competition Motorsports has made a last-minute addition to its Bathurst 12 Hour driving roster, signing emerging Porsche star Matt Campbell.

Competition Porsche Bathurst livery revealed

US-based Porsche squad Competition Motorsports has unveiled its Bathurst livery ahead of next month’s 12 Hour.

Schmidt to compete in iRacing Pro Race of Champions

Sam Schmidt, Will Power and Rubens Barrichello are among the stars who will compete online at the virtual Phoenix International Raceway on Wednesday.

Long to return to PWC with Wright Motorsports

Patrick Long, who came desperately close to winning the GT class of Pirelli World Challenge  last season, will return to the series in 2017 with Wright Motorsports.

Lieb and Long join Porsche team for Bathurst

Factory Porsche drivers Marc Lieb and Patrick Long will lead a Pro-Am entry at next year’s Bathurst 12 Hour.

Stewards penalize O’Connell, Parente takes victory

Pirelli World Challenge race stewards have penalized Cadillac Racing’s Johnny O’Connell for his collision with Pat Long on the final lap of Sunday’s finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Parente grabs GT title after Long’s last-lap clash

K-PAX McLaren driver Alvaro Parente claimed the Pirelli World Challenge GT class championship after Patrick Long ended his chances during a risky maneuver on the race-winning Cadillac of Johnny O’Connell.

O’Connell, Heckert take GT, GTS poles at Laguna Seca

Johnny O’Connell took his first step toward trying to retain his Pirelli World Challenge crown with pole at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

O’Connell: “We’ll need some luck” to win fifth PWC title

Cadillac Racing’s Johnny O’Connell has admitted he’s in a “must-win situation” as he attempts to win his fifth straight Pirelli World Challenge championship this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

O’Connell doubles up at Sonoma

Cadillac’s Johnny O’Connell earned his second Pirelli World Challenge GT win of the Sonoma race weekend and his third of the season after bursting past the front-row McLarens at the start.

Heitkotter doubles up in World Challenge GT at Utah

Bryan Heitkotter made it a double victory in Pirelli World Challenge at Utah Motorsport Campus, leading from start to finish ahead of Adderley Fong’s Bentley.

Heitkotter grabs his first PWC GT victory

Bryan Heitkotter, of Fresno, Calif., converted an early lead to a race win in his Always Evolving Nissan GT-R at the Grand Prix at Utah Motorsports Campus. 

Eversley doubles up in World Challenge GT at Road America

Ryan Eversley won his second race of the Pirelli World Challenge GT weekend at Road America on Sunday.

Eversley heads impressive Acura 1-2 at Road America

Ryan Eversley and Peter Cunningham scored a 1-2 finish for the RealTime Racing Acura squad on its home track at Road America on Saturday.

Parente does the double for McLaren in Lime Rock GTs

Former GP2 star Alvaro Parente completed a Lime Rock Park double in his K-Pax McLaren 650S by winning round 11 of the headline Pirelli World Challenge GT class on Saturday.

Long scores first win for his new team

Patrick Long, Michael Schein and Alec Udell won in Saturday's GT, GTA and GT Cup race, respectively, at the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Canada presented by Audi at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Long’s PWC season rescued by Wright Motorsports

Porsche ace Patrick Long, who was left without a ride when EFFORT Racing shuttered for the remainder of 2016, has signed with Ohio-based Wright Motorsports.

EFFORT Racing on hiatus until 2017

Pirelli World Challenge has lost one of its best GT teams as EFFORT Racing has been forced to withdraw for the remainder of the season.

Cooper masters Barber to earn victory for Cadillac

Michael Cooper became the fifth winner in seven races in Pirelli World Challenge’s GT class, after holding off everything Alvaro Parente's McLaren could throw at him.

Parente takes pole for KPAX McLaren

Alvaro Parente posted the fastest GT time in Saturday's 30-minute qualifying session at the Replay XD Grand Prix of Long Beach presented by Cadillac.

Lewis triumphs again in crash-strewn second GT race at St Pete

Michael Lewis added to his maiden race victory in the GT class of the Pirelli World Challenge with a second win at St Petersburg on Sunday, a race marred by two huge crashes.

Porsche driver Patrick Long returns to 2016 World Challenge

Multi-time LeMans winner ready for the challenge of the competitive GT division

Porsche teams face great challenges in the USA

A total of twelve factory drivers contest the WEC and the TUSC for the Porsche teams

U.S. drivers, teams make a mark at Le Mans

Corvette Racing's eighth win came under tough circumstances.

Corvette Racing earns first Le Mans victory since 2011

Longtime IMSA competitors score podium results In GTE Am Class

So long, McDreamy: Dempsey dies on 'Grey's Anatomy'

More time for the actor to race in WEC and at Le Mans.

Porsche well prepared to tackle the GT class of the 2015 WEC

The Porsche Manthey squad campaigns two Porsche 911 RSR sports cars on the storied circuit in the British Midlands.

WEC announces FOX broadcast deal

TV coverage of the World Endurance Championship will increase significantly in 2015 as top US broadcaster FOX will transmit all of this season's races live.