Podium Finish for No. 67 TRG/Flying Lizard Porsche, Second in GT at Rolex 24 at Daytona January 31, 2010 - Daytona Beach, FL - The No. 67 TRG/Flying Lizard Porsche fought through rain, cold and the relentless demands of 24 hours of endurance ...
Podium Finish for No. 67 TRG/Flying Lizard Porsche, Second in GT at Rolex 24 at Daytona
January 31, 2010 - Daytona Beach, FL - The No. 67 TRG/Flying Lizard Porsche fought through rain, cold and the relentless demands of 24 hours of endurance racing to a podium finish: second in GT at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Drivers Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Long, Johannes van Overbeek and Seth Neiman and the TRG/Flying Lizard crew overcame several technical issues requiring lengthy pit stops to finish second. The ShoreTel/Openwave-sponsored No. 67, which was managed by The Racer's Group for Flying Lizard, was the top finishing Porsche in GT. Joerg Bergmeister clocked the fastest GT race lap late in the race:1:49.975.
Flying Lizard Chief Strategist Thomas Blam commented, "We had a strong, fast car for the race. Unfortunately, we lost three or four laps early on due to a sticking throttle. We recovered from that to retake the GT lead, and then the left front shock failure sent us back again to third. Luckily the crew did a great job getting the car back on track. We were able to maintain third, then moved up to second after issues with the No. 71 TRG Porsche put them out of contention. But we had lost too much time, and even with the phenomenal pace set by the guys in the last quarter of the race, we couldn't catch the No. 70 Mazda in the lead."
The No. 67 Porsche was managed by TRG, with some Lizards at the helm including Thomas Blam (chief strategist in the ALMS), Craig Watkins (chief engineer) and Tommy Sadler (crew chief and co-technical director). The No. 67 Porsche was sponsored at the Rolex 24 at Daytona by ShoreTel, a leading provider of enterprise IP telephony solutions and Openwave, a software company delivering context-aware mediation and messaging solutions for communication service providers.
Up next for the Lizards is the season-opener of the American Le Mans Series - the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, March 20. Bergmeister and Long will be co-drivers in the Flying Lizard No. 45 Porsche for the 2010 ALMS season. Seth Neiman will be joined by Darren Law for the season in the No. 44 Porsche.