Patrick Long Qualifies No. 45 Fourth in GT for Long Beach
Patrick Long qualified the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche fourth on the GT grid with a time of 1:19.463 in today's qualifying session for the ALMS at Long Beach race on Saturday April 16. Teammate Seth Neiman qualified the No. 44 Flying Lizard Porsche 13th in class. The No. 56 BMW is on the GT pole.
Long commented on the session: "Qualifying today went right to plan: the car was hooked up from the start and really consistent. Being in the top five in this field is a great result. The team has done an excellent job leading up to the race in delivering a solid racecar."
Long Beach is the first of two street circuits on the ALMS schedule this year (the second is Baltimore, in September). The race will run two hours on the 1.968, 11-turn temporary course along on the shores of Long Beach.
Flying Lizard is currently third in the GT team championship. Long and Joerg Bergmeister are fifth in the GT driver championship in the No. 45 and Neiman and Darren Law are sixth in the No. 44.