Flying Lizard No. 45 Finishes Third in GT2 at Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring March 19, 2005-SEBRING, Fla.-In a 12-hour test of driver and car endurance, Flying Lizard Motorsports soldiered to a third in GT2 class finish in the team's No....
Flying Lizard No. 45 Finishes Third in GT2 at Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
March 19, 2005-SEBRING, Fla.-In a 12-hour test of driver and car endurance, Flying Lizard Motorsports soldiered to a third in GT2 class finish in the team's No. 45 Porsche at today's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The trio of Johannes van Overbeek, Jon Fogarty and Darren Law completed 311 laps around the 3.7-mile Sebring International Raceway, finishing 13th overall. In a tough race that saw over 20 cars retire, the team faced challenges with both of its Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs.
"In what was a very competitive field, the No. 45 ran in the top three for most of the race. Unfortunately, brake problems from the beginning of the race eventually led to the loss of several laps in hour eight for repairs. I want to thank the crew once again for their quick wits and hard work in the face of unexpected problems today," said van Overbeek.
Sister Porsche No. 44--driven by Lonnie Pechnik, Seth Neiman, and David Murry--was retired at the end of the second hour due to electrical problems with the engine. "Sebring bit the No. 44 once again this year," said Neiman. "Retiring in hour two was not how we had planned to spend the day."
The 2005 Flying Lizard Porsches are sponsored by eSilicon and ShoreTel and sport the distinctive Flying Lizard livery, with the No. 45 in black and silver this year and sister car No. 44 in the familiar red and silver.
The team's next stop in the American Le Mans Series is the Grand Prix of Atlanta at Road Atlanta on April 17.