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NEIMAN: AURA, CHALLENGE OF LE MANS HAS INCREASED Even after two straight years of competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the thrill and anticipation of the world's greatest motor race hasn't dwindled for Seth Neiman, driver and ...

NEIMAN: AURA, CHALLENGE OF LE MANS HAS INCREASED

Even after two straight years of competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the thrill and anticipation of the world's greatest motor race hasn't dwindled for Seth Neiman, driver and principal for Flying Lizard Motorsports. "Actually I think the sense of aura and the challenge of the event have only increased," he said.

Neiman will make his third start at Le Mans behind the wheel of a Flying Lizard Porsche with Jörg Bergmeister and Johannes van Overbeek. The team finished third during its Le Mans debut in 2005 and fourth in class last year.

"Of course we have some familiarity now, and that also means we have parts we dread and that have lost their novelty," Neiman said. "But the difficulties of winning this race and why it is so celebrated and sought after are now crystal clear. What it takes to mount a strong race, stay sharp, deal with all the complexity - they have only served to heighten the sense that this is a mountain worth climbing."

The 75th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is scheduled for 3 p.m. CET (9 a.m. ET) on Saturday, June 16 from the Circuit de la Sarthe. SPEED will provide 17.5 hours of coverage in North America starting at 8:30 a.m. ET on June 16. MotorsTV will air week-long coverage throughout Europe. Live coverage can be found on Radio Le Mans through americanlemans.com.

The next race for the American Le Mans Series is the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, set for 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 7 at Lime Rock Park. CBS Sports will televise the race at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 8. American Le Mans Radio will have live coverage at americanlemans.com, which also will feature IMSA Live Timing & Scoring.

-credit: alms

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Series ALMS , Le Mans
Drivers Jörg Bergmeister , Johannes van Overbeek , Seth Neiman
Teams Flying Lizard Motorsports