After losing out on the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge title in heartbreaking fashion, Patrick Long says clinching this year’s overall championship has taken his redemption arc full circle.

The Porsche factory ace added this season’s overall and Sprint crowns to his 2011 series title, and had a big hand in securing the manufacturer’s championship for Porsche and the team title to Wright Motorsports in a season that saw the Californian pick up four wins and nine additional podiums in 19 starts.

While typically not one to languish dwelling on the past, Long conceded that the gut-wrenching end to his 2016 title bid had him extra motivated to achieve the feat the following year.

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