Long Beach: Flying Lizard Motorsports qualifying report

Flying Lizard's Patrick Pilet on the Pole at Long Beach, Bergmeister Second in GT2, Pechnik Eighth April 18, 2008 -- Long Beach, California -- Flying Lizard's Patrick Pilet clocked the fastest GT2 lap time in today's qualifying session ...

Flying Lizard's Patrick Pilet on the Pole at Long Beach, Bergmeister Second in GT2, Pechnik Eighth

April 18, 2008 -- Long Beach, California -- Flying Lizard's Patrick Pilet clocked the fastest GT2 lap time in today's qualifying session for Saturday's American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, putting the No. 46 Lizard Porsche on the pole. Pilet set a new track record in GT2 with a time of 1:19.705. Teammate Joerg Bergmeister had the second fastest time of the session in the No. 45 Lizard Porsche and Lonnie Pechnik was eighth in the No. 44. This is the second pole in a row for the Lizard squad, following Wolf Henzler's fast lap in the No. 45 at St. Petersburg 2 weeks ago.

Pilet commented on his first ALMS career pole, "The car was very fast, and the team did a really good job preparing the car: we were able to make improvements in every session. I went out on light fuel, so I really only had one shot to get it right, and everything went OK for me. Tomorrow, the race is just 1 hour and 40 minutes, it's better to start in pole position, and important not to make any mistakes in the race. Johannes (van Overbeek) and I have to have a good start and good strategy and be very fast during our driver change."

The Lizard driver line up for the race is: No 44, Seth Neiman and Lonnie Pechnik; No. 45, Wolf Henzler and Joerg Bergmeister; No. 46, Johannes van Overbeek and Patrick Pilet.

-credit: flm

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Series ALMS
Drivers Seth Neiman , Lonnie Pechnik , Wolf Henzler , Patrick Pilet
Teams Flying Lizard Motorsports