3:15 am ET Sunday January 30, 2011 - Daytona Beach, FL - Just shy of the half-way point at the 2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Flying Lizard No. 45 Porsche-powered Riley DP is in twelfth position. Patrick Long is in the car in his third stint of the race, following Joerg Bergmeister's double stint.
It's been a seesaw race for the Lizards: starting from the pole only to fall to the back of the DP pack after an early race incident sent them to the garage for a lengthy repair. Over the last eight hours, the Lizards have clawed their way back to P12 and regained several laps lost during the repair, helped by the numerous cautions so far in the race. With 12 hours to go, the team is focused on staying out of trouble and keeping a consistently fast pace. The No. 45 is 15 laps back from the overall leader, and 5 from the next closest DP.