Sebring: Darren Law race report

Law Helps Flying Lizard Motorsports Secure Podium Finish at ALMS 53rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring March 20, 2005 Phoenix, Arizona -- After twelve hours of intense race action, the Flying Lizard Motorsports team ended their evening on...

Law Helps Flying Lizard Motorsports Secure Podium Finish at ALMS 53rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

March 20, 2005 Phoenix, Arizona -- After twelve hours of intense race action, the Flying Lizard Motorsports team ended their evening on the podium once again with a well earned and hard fought 3rd place GT2 finish in the 53rd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. ALMS veteran Darren Law, who raced the full season with Flying Lizard in 2004, joined the squad for the classic enduro, and was happy to be in a position where he could help the team in the first event of their sophomore year of ALMS competition.

The 37-car strong field took the green flag at 10:45 am EST Saturday morning, with cooler temperatures and heated race action from the start. A spin in the back part of the circuit saw the beautifully prepared black and silver #45 eSilicon/ShoreTel Flying Lizard Porsche GT3 RSR momentarily facing the wrong direction, but it wasn't long before driver Jon Fogarty was able to work his way back through the field, where the team found itself holding the 2nd position in the GT2 class for much of the event.

A braking issue, which forced the team to change out a brake and caliper assembly on their GT3 RSR dropped the entry to 3rd and several laps down to the leading and eventual GT2 class winning Petersen Racing Porsche.

Law shared driving duties with Johannes van Overbeek, and Toyota Atlantic champion Jon Fogarty, the trio having been teamed up again from last year's Sebring event. Law drove several stints in the Michelin shod Flying Lizard machine, and recalls much of the race action.

"My first stint went really well, and we were running 2nd there for quite awhile," remarked Law after the draining twelve-hour race. "We were right on the pace with the lead GT2 car, and we were pretty much waiting to see how the race would shape up. During my second stint we started to have some brake bias problems. Ultimately we had to stop and have a rotor and caliper changed out which ended up putting us a few laps down. Overall though, I thought we had a good race, and it was good to be back with the Flying Lizard guys again."

Darren wore OMP safety gear at this year's 53rd annual Twelve Hours of Sebring. You can find a full line of OMP driver safety gear at CDOC.com. CDOC carries a wide range of driver and vehicle safety and performance enhancement equipment, and will again be supporting Darren through the 2005 season.

For a full list of results from this year's competitive Twelve Hours of Sebring visit www.americanlemans.com. Also be sure to check out Darren's busy 2005 schedule at www.darrenlaw.com.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Jon Fogarty , Darren Law , Johannes van Overbeek
Teams Flying Lizard Motorsports