Flying Lizards Motorsports press release
Bergmeister Qualifies the No. 45 Fifth in GT for Road America; Holzer Ninth in the No. 44
August 19, 2011 - Elkhart Lake, Wisc. – Joerg Bergmeister qualified the No. 45 fifth in GT for Saturday's four-hour Road Race Showcase at Road America with a time of 2:06.379 on the four-mile circuit. Teammate Marco Holzer was ninth in the No. 44 with a 2:06.838. Dirk Mueller of the No. 56 BMW is on the GT pole with a time of 2:05.447, a new class track record.
Bergmeister commented on the session, "Well, P5 wasn't exactly what we were looking for today. Unfortunately, I didn't get to run much in the session before qualifying because of all of the reds so that affected our qualifying setup. We'll use tomorrow's warmup to finish our setup; I'm optimistic that we'll have a solid car for the race."
Holzer added, "In the No. 44 we also have some more work to do before race start tomorrow. On my fast qualifying lap, I was feeling really good about the lap until I missed the apex on the last corner and lost a few tenths." This is Holzer's first time running at Road America. He added, "Of the American tracks that I've run, Road America is my favorite by far. There is everything here: fast corners and slow ones, blind corners, long straights. I'm really looking forward to being able to race here tomorrow."
Five races into the nine-race ALMS season, Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long are currently seventh in the standings in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche, with 36 points. Teammate Seth Neiman is tenth in the No. 44 Flying Lizard Porsche. Neiman will be joined by Marco Holzer this weekend for ALMS round five: the Road Race Showcase at Road America. Holzer is twelfth in the drivers' championship. Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand of the No. 56 BMW lead with 90 points. Flying Lizard is fourth in the team championship.