Flying Lizard Motorsports start mid-field for Petit Le Mans

Bergmeister Qualifies No. 45 Seventh in GT, Holzer Ninth in the No. 44 for Petit Le Mans

October 19, 2012 – Braselton, GA. – In today's Petit Le Mans GT Pro qualifying session Joerg Bergmeister clocked the seventh fastest time in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche with a time of 1:19.225; Marco Holzer was ninth in the No. 44 with a 1:19.524.

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

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Holzer commented on the session, "It wasn't our best qualifying for sure. The car was a bit difficult to handle today but I am confident it will be good for the race tomorrow. It's such a long event: we have to make sure we stay out of trouble and manage traffic. With 42 cars across so many different classes it's going to be really tough."

Bergmeister added, "I wasn't expecting us to be at the front today; tomorrow I'm sure we'll be solid and on race pace, especially in the long runs. I know our crew guys will do everything they can to help us gain an advantage in the pits."

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).

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.

Source: Flying Lizard Motorsposts

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Series ALMS
Drivers Jörg Bergmeister , Patrick Long , Seth Neiman , Eric Gilbert , Patrick Pilet , Marco Holzer , Nick Tandy
Teams Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing , Flying Lizard Motorsports
Article type Qualifying report
Tags bergmeister, flying lizard, holzer, petit le mans, porsche, road atlanta