Flying Lizard adds Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy for Petit Le Mans

Sonoma, CA – The countdown has begun to the ALMS season finale, the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The series' flagship event, which runs 1000 miles or 10 hours maximum, gets the green flag on Saturday, October 20 at 11:30 am ET. For the race, Porsche factory driver Patrick Pilet (France) will join season-long drivers Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Long (USA) in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. In the No. 44, Nick Tandy (UK) will join Marco Holzer (Germany) and Seth Neiman (USA).

#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: Richard Sloop

Heading into Petit, Bergmeister and Long are currently third in the ALMS GT drivers' championship with 99 points and are in contention for second. (There are ten drivers who could possibly take the second place title.) The Lizards are third in the team championship with 110 points, 23 points behind BMW Team RLL in second. There are 24 points possible at Petit.

Flying Lizard chief strategist Thomas Blam commented, "Although the 2012 season didn't start out that well, the second half has been pretty strong with a win at Lime Rock and three second place finishes. We still have a shot at finishing second in the drivers' championship so we'll be fighting hard. Petit Le Mans is always an exciting race; historically we've done well. Our goal is to end the season on a high note."

Source: Flying Lizard Motorsports

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Series ALMS
Drivers Jörg Bergmeister , Patrick Long , Seth Neiman , Patrick Pilet , Marco Holzer , Nick Tandy
Teams Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing , Flying Lizard Motorsports
Article type Breaking news
Tags alms, lizard, petit, pilet, porsche, tandy