Bergmeister fifth and Holzer sixth in VIR GT qualifying

September 14, 2012 – Alton, VA – Joerg Bergmeister qualified the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche fifth in GT with a time of 1:46.583 and Marco Holzer was sixth in the No. 44 with a 1:46.601 for tomorrow's VIR 240 race. The four-hour event at Virginia International Raceway gets the green flag Saturday, Sept 15 at 2:30 pm ET. The Lizard driver lineup is Bergmeister and Patrick Long in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and Holzer and Seth Neiman in the No. 44.

#45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR: Jörg Bergmeister, Patrick Long
#45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR: Jörg Bergmeister, Patrick Long

Photo by: Art Fleischmann

Driver Perspectives on Qualifying

Joerg Bergmeister: "On my fast lap I made a mistake in Turn 16 that cost me that lap and the following one too. The car was pretty good in qualifying and I think we had a shot at P2; now we have to focus on finalizing our race setup and go from there. Hopefully we'll have a good race with strong pit stops. It's a long race and everyone out there seems to be struggling with the same challenges, mainly maintaining rear grip towards the end of the stint."

Marco Holzer: "It was a difficult qualifying session for me in the No. 44; I had some problems with the brakes and the field was so close that even a small mistake was enough to cost multiple positions. It's my first time here at VIR: I'm looking forward to tomorrow, I think we will have a solid car for the race."

With just two races to go in the 10-race ALMS season, Bergmeister and Long are sixth in the ALMS GT drivers' championship with 81 points. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner of the No. 4 Corvette lead with 124 points. The Lizards are third in the team championship with 92 points; Corvette Racing leads with 145 points. There are 46 points possible left in the season.

Source: Flying Lizard Motorsports

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Series ALMS
Drivers Oliver Gavin , Jörg Bergmeister , Patrick Long , Seth Neiman , Tommy Milner , Marco Holzer
Teams Corvette Racing , Flying Lizard Motorsports
Article type Qualifying report
Tags alms, bergmeister, flying lizard, holzer, porsche, vir