PortalPlayer to Sponsor Flying Lizard for 2006 Racing Season March 3, 2006 - Sonoma, CA - Flying Lizard Motorsports announced today that PortalPlayer, Inc. is sponsoring the 2-car GT2 sports car racing team for the 2006 American Le Mans Season.
PortalPlayer to Sponsor Flying Lizard for 2006 Racing Season
March 3, 2006 - Sonoma, CA - Flying Lizard Motorsports announced today that PortalPlayer, Inc. is sponsoring the 2-car GT2 sports car racing team for the 2006 American Le Mans Season. PortalPlayer, based in San Jose, Calif., is a leading supplier of semiconductor, firmware and software solutions for personal media players and secondary display-enabled notebook computers.
"We are excited to be back with the Lizards for the 2006 racing season," said PortalPlayer CEO Gary Johnson. "PortalPlayer platforms provide performance, power, and reliability: all characteristics of a top racing team like Flying Lizard. Being a part of the Lizard racing program is a great fit, and we're proud to help the Lizards drive towards their goal of winning the GT2 championship this year."
The No. 44 and No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs will sport PortalPlayer's distinctive logo for the 10-race season ALMS season, beginning with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, March 18 in Florida.
"We are delighted to have a company of PortalPlayer's caliber join the prestigious group of corporate partners who are associated with the American Le Mans Series and our teams," said Scott Atherton, ALMS president. "Both the Series and PortalPlayer rely on sophisticated, leading-edge technology to deliver the highest quality products to our customers. This is a match that will prove beneficial to us all."
Flying Lizard driver and Principal Seth Neiman added, "It's great to have PortalPlayer as a sponsor this year in our run for the championship. They were a great partner to work with last year at Laguna Seca and brought us good luck at Le Mans! I'm hopeful we'll continue to bring each other luck all year in 2006."
About PortalPlayer PortalPlayer develops semiconductor, firmware and software platforms for portable multimedia products such as personal media players and secondary display enabled notebook computers. PortalPlayer products empower consumers to quickly and easily manage, enjoy and have access to multimedia content and other forms of information. PortalPlayer is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Kirkland, Wash.; Taipei, Taiwan; and Hyderabad, India. For more information, visit www.portalplayer.com
About Flying Lizard Motorsports
Founded in 2003, the Sonoma, Calif-based Flying Lizard team is heading into its third season of sports car racing with the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). The team will run two Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs--the No. 44 and the No. 45--in the 10 race ALMS season in North America.
The Flying Lizard squad finished second in GT2 in the 2004 ALMS Drivers' and team championships and third in 2005. In 2005, the team also enjoyed a hard-earned podium finish at their first competition in the historic 24 Heures du Mans race in Le Mans, France.
The team is managed by six principals: drivers Johannes van Overbeek, Lonnie Pechnik and Seth Neiman; chief engineer Craig Watkins; crew chief Tommy Sadler; and team manager Eric Ingraham. Visit the team website at www.lizardms.com.