Flying Lizard No. 45 Porsche Wins GT2 at Lime Rock, No. 46 is 7th and No. 44 Retired due to Accident July 12, 2008--Lakeville, CT-- It was a mix of highs and lows for the Flying Lizard squad at today's Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock. The No....
Flying Lizard No. 45 Porsche Wins GT2 at Lime Rock, No. 46 is 7th and No. 44 Retired due to Accident
July 12, 2008--Lakeville, CT-- It was a mix of highs and lows for the Flying Lizard squad at today's Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock. The No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche of Joerg Bergmeister and Wolf Henzler won in GT2. It's the team's second consecutive win at Lime Rock and the duo's third win so far this season (out of five races). The No. 45 Porsche was one of the few GT2 cars that emerged unscathed from the narrow, challenging track that claimed nearly one-third of the total starting field. Podium hopes for the No. 46 Flying Lizard Porsche of Johannes van Overbeek and Patrick Pilet were dashed with just 40 minutes left to go in the 2 hour and 45 minute race when an incident with the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Porsche damaged the right front radiator. The No. 46 had been leading at the time, just ahead of the No. 45, and both cars were 2 laps ahead of the next closest GT2 car. After pitting to add water, the No. 46, now in fourth position, struggled to stay in the race, but with the radiator damaged and no time for a radiator replacement, the No. 46 was forced to finish the race in the pits, finishing seventh in the points. Meanwhile, the No. 44 Porsche of Seth Neiman and Darren Law, which had had its share of challenges early in the race, was in a solid seventh position at the half-way point when the car was collected by the No. 16 Dyson prototype, causing significant damage to the car. Law parked it and the No. 44 was retired from the race.
With the win, the No. 45 has increased its lead in the ALMS drivers' championship: Bergmeister and Henzler are now eleven points ahead of Tafel Racing's Dirk Mueller and Dominik Farnbacher, who are in second. The team has also retained the ALMS team championship lead.