Flying Lizard Motorsports news 2009-06-29

Flying Lizard: From Le Mans to Lime Rock for ALMS Round Five June 29, 2009 -- Sonoma, Calif. -- The Flying Lizard squad is back in California following their trip to Le Mans and is preparing for the fifth round of the ALMS season at Lime Rock...

Flying Lizard: From Le Mans to Lime Rock for ALMS Round Five

June 29, 2009 -- Sonoma, Calif. -- The Flying Lizard squad is back in California following their trip to Le Mans and is preparing for the fifth round of the ALMS season at Lime Rock Park on July 18. "It is definitely an adjustment to shift from the longest circuit of the year at Le Mans to the shortest at Lime Rock," said Flying Lizard Chief Strategist Thomas Blam. "And unfortunately, the adjustment this year turned out to be a bit more extensive than we had planned."

Blam is referring to the team's No. 44 Porsche, which was destroyed two weeks ago at Le Mans and is being re-tubbed with a replacement chassis this week at the team's shop in Sonoma. The Lizards' fifth Le Mans program came to an abrupt end 15 hours into the 24 hour race after a serious accident just before the first Chicane at the end of the Mulsanne. The No. 80 (with the driver trio of Darren Law, Seth Neiman, and Joerg Bergmeister) had been fourth in GT2 at the time of the incident. Law had just taken over the wheel for the sunrise stint when he hit oil on the track, which sent him flying at full speed into the tire wall and the metal barrier behind it. He suffered some bumps and bruises in the accident, but was back in the cockpit a few days later for a Grand-Am race at Mid-Ohio.

-credit: flm

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Series ALMS
Drivers Darren Law
Teams Flying Lizard Motorsports