Born and raised in Southern California, Patrick Long is an American racecar driver who’s charged down the track less traveled.
Raised in a motorsports-centered environment, Patrick was riding motocross bikes at the age of five and stepped into his first kart at the ripe age of six.
Multiple State and National championships later, the talented pilot found himself moving to Europe alone to explore the world of international racing at 16.
Hand selected from Porsche’s in-house minor league team and promoted to Porsche works team as one of only six worldwide factory drivers, Long made his professional debut in the United States in 2003. It’s been all forward charging from there.
As an American Le Mans GT driver’s champion, class winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 At Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans, the only North American employed as a factory racing driver by Porsche and a class winner at the 2013 SCORE Baja 1000, he’s quite simply in a class on his own.
Most recently spending most of his time piloting his way through the United States as the leader of the Park Place Motorsports team in Grand-Am GT – along with the CORE autosport team in ALMS GTE-PRO – he tallied six podium finishes overall and ended this year’s campaign with a 20th overall finish at his first Baja 1000 appearance.
Off the track, the mellow Long is as intense as he is charging in his Porsches. With a rigorous physical fitness routine, road bicycle activity, surfing and motocross thrown into the mix, there’s never a dull day with Patrick Long.
Oakley, Porsche, Troy Lee Designs, B.R.M., Valor, Specialized
Motocross/Supermoto, cycling, kayaking, power walking, fine dining