Jorg Bergmeister and Seth Neiman are together again at Le Mans this weekend in Flying Lizard Motorsports' Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. They are teaming with Darren Law in one of the deepest GT2 fields seen at Le Mans, nothing new for a team that won the...
Jorg Bergmeister and Seth Neiman are together again at Le Mans this weekend in Flying Lizard Motorsports' Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. They are teaming with Darren Law in one of the deepest GT2 fields seen at Le Mans, nothing new for a team that won the American Le Mans Series GT2 title last year. Flying Lizard debuted at the 24 Hours in 2005 with a GT2 podium finish. Bergmeister and Neiman would like to get back there this year, preferably on the top step.
"It's definitely the highlight of the season to race at Le Mans. It's such a great track, definitely one of my favorites - so much history and just an awesome track to drive on. It's the highlight of the season for me and I think for everyone to go over there and hopefully win the race again. We had a really fast car the last two years but unfortunately had some bad luck that hopefully will turn around. The cars are obviously the same (the team's two Porsches from the American Le Mans Series); we are going to run the No. 44 car in Le Mans. The setup is definitely quite unique; it is very low downforce that we are running so therefore the car handles differently."
"Of course when we compare the American Le Mans Series and Le Mans, the rules are very, very similar. One difference at Le Mans is the top speeds are much higher and the lap is very long - over four minutes. There are always a lot more prototypes at Le Mans. A lot of European teams dust off their prototypes and come to visit us at Le Mans but in general traffic is not the same kind of issue we have in the American Le Mans Series because the track is so large. It's a very long race and the quicker classes have a tendency to be a bit more patient. Weather is always an issue at Le Mans. There may be two to three hours of 24 where it's ideal conditions or is extremely hot. It has been more than 100 degrees there or either it's pouring down rain.
"When we founded the team we felt like if we could ever get to Le Mans that it would be a mark of achieving something that not many racing teams have. And now that we go back and back, we have the same feeling every time."