LIZARDS' LAW TO LE MANS AT LAST In an illustrious career that spans three decades, Darren Law is finally getting his crack at the biggest auto race in the world. For the first time he will be on the grid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a long ...
LIZARDS' LAW TO LE MANS AT LAST
In an illustrious career that spans three decades, Darren Law is finally getting his crack at the biggest auto race in the world. For the first time he will be on the grid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a long overdue appearance for one of America's most successful and respected road racers.
Sports car racing beckoned Law in 1987 in SCCA's Pro Sport 2000 class. He has reached the sport's promised land twenty-two years later and will drive a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR for Flying Lizard Motorsports in GT2 at the 24 Hours.
"I'm very excited, not nervous at all. I'm really looking forward to it," Law said. "It amazes me after doing endurance racing for so many years that I haven't been there. I spent a lot of time looking at data, in-car video, playing X-Box, doing everything I can to be prepared."
Law is a Le Mans rookie, but the team and his co-drivers have years of experience on the 8.4-mile Circuit de la Sarthe, a demanding combination of public roads and permanent road course.
Law will team with Seth Neiman - his teammate in the Lizard Porsche at Sebring, St. Petersburg and Long Beach - and American Le Mans Series class championship leader Jorg Bergmeister, who drives another Lizard entry. This is the team's fifth straight appearance at Le Mans with a third-place finish coming in 2005.
"Jorg's been on pole, he's won it before," Law said. "Seth and the team know their way around - Flying Lizard has been fast every year they've run. So I've got some good guys to lean on, and the car is capable of winning."
The 77th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is scheduled for 3 p.m. CET (9 a.m. EDT) on Saturday, June 13 to 3 p.m. CET (9 a.m. EDT) on Sunday, June 14. SPEED will provide live television coverage. Flag-to-flag coverage of the race, qualifying and practice will be available at radiolemans.com.
The next round of the American Le Mans Series is the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. The race is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 18. The race will air live on SPEED. American Le Mans Radio and Live Timing & Scoring will be available at Racehub on americanlemans.com. You also can follow the Series on Twitter.