Flying Lizard No. 45 Qualifies Second in GT2 for Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring; No. 44 13th March 19, 2009 -- Flying Lizard's Joerg Bergmeister qualified the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche second in GT2 today in the qualifying session ...
Flying Lizard No. 45 Qualifies Second in GT2 for Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring; No. 44 13th
March 19, 2009 -- Flying Lizard's Joerg Bergmeister qualified the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche second in GT2 today in the qualifying session for Saturday's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. In the No. 44, teammate Seth Neiman qualified 13th. The top three GT2 qualifying times had a spread of less than five tenths of a second, with the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche taking the pole and the No. 95 Advanced Engineering Pecom Racing Team Ferrari 430 GT in third.
After the session Bergmeister said, "I think we are very close to our race setup, but it wasn't quite the right balance for qualifying today. We've made a lot of progress during this week's testing and practice: overall the car is performing very well."
The No. 44 used the qualifying session to continue work on their setup. Neiman added, "We changed our brake compound yesterday and needed more time to get acclimated to it. Darren (Law), Johannes (van Overbeek) and I are pretty happy with the car so far and I'm confident we'll be at a solid race setup by Saturday."
In the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche, Flying Lizard drivers Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long will be joined by Marc Lieb for the twelve-hour race. Lieb has raced with the Lizards numerous times over the last several years, and was part of the trio who won in GT2 in the No. 45 at Sebring in 2008 (with Bergmeister and Wolf Henzler). In the No. 44 Flying Lizard Porsche, Neiman, Law and van Overbeek will drive together, heading back to Sebring for an attempt at a second consecutive podium, after the car's second place GT2 finish in 2008.