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Flying Lizard Ready for ALMS Season Opener at Sebring; Lieb and Lietz Round out Driver Roster for the 12-Hour Endurance Classic Following a successful test at Sebring, Flying Lizard returns to Florida next week for the kickoff of the 2010...

Flying Lizard Ready for ALMS Season Opener at Sebring; Lieb and Lietz Round out Driver Roster for the 12-Hour Endurance Classic

Following a successful test at Sebring, Flying Lizard returns to Florida next week for the kickoff of the 2010 American Le Mans Series season: the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. In the No. 45 Lizard Porsche, defending ALMS GT2 champions Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long will be joined for Sebring by Marc Lieb (Germany). In the No. 44 Porsche, Seth Neiman and Darren Law will team with Richard Lietz (Austria). Lieb and Lietz, both Porsche factory drivers, are teammates in the 2010 Le Mans Series and are defending LMS 2009 GT champions (both with the Felbermayr-Proton team).

"We're thrilled to have Marc and Richard join us at Sebring," commented Flying Lizard chief strategist Thomas Blam. "Marc has driven with the Lizards at long races for several years, and he's had tremendous success with us: winning Sebring in 2008, Petit in 2007 and numerous other podiums. Joerg, Patrick and Marc will certainly make a powerful trio. Richard drove with us at Sebring in 2008 in the No. 46 Porsche and proved to be a good fit with the team. We have our work cut out for us this year in GT as we set out to defend the team and drivers' championships. Having consistent guest drivers whom we know well will help reduce the complexity of the Sebring equation."

The 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will get the green flag on Saturday, March 20, at 10:30 a.m. ET with live coverage on SPEED TV. Flying Lizard will broadcast its team radio live during the race.

-source: flying lizard

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Series ALMS
Drivers Darren Law , Patrick Long , Marc Lieb , Seth Neiman , Richard Lietz