Bergmeister Qualifies No. 45 Seventh in GT, Holzer Ninth in the No. 44 for Petit Le Mans
October 19, 2012 – Braselton, GA. – In today's Petit Le Mans GT Pro qualifying session Joerg Bergmeister clocked the seventh fastest time in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche with a time of 1:19.225; Marco Holzer was ninth in the No. 44 with a 1:19.524.
Bergmeister added, "I wasn't expecting us to be at the front today; tomorrow I'm sure we'll be solid and on race pace, especially in the long runs. I know our crew guys will do everything they can to help us gain an advantage in the pits."
The series' flagship event, which runs 1000 miles or 10 hours maximum, gets the green flag on Saturday, October 20 at 11:30 am ET. For the race, Porsche factory driver Patrick Pilet (France) will join season-long drivers Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Long (USA) in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. In the No. 44, Nick Tandy (UK) will join Marco Holzer (Germany) and Seth Neiman (USA).
Heading into Petit, Bergmeister and Long are currently third in the ALMS GT drivers' championship with 99 points and are in contention for second. (There are ten drivers who could possibly take the second place title.) The Lizards are third in the team championship with 110 points, 23 points behind BMW Team RLL in second. There are 24 points possible at Petit.
Source: Flying Lizard Motorsposts