Flying Lizard Driver Line Up for the 24 Heures du Mans May 11, 2005--Sonoma, CA - Flying Lizard Motorsports announced today the driver roster for the upcoming 24 Heures du Mans. Lizard drivers Johannes van Overbeek, Lonnie Pechnik, and Seth...
Flying Lizard Driver Line Up for the 24 Heures du Mans
May 11, 2005--Sonoma, CA - Flying Lizard Motorsports announced today the driver roster for the upcoming 24 Heures du Mans. Lizard drivers Johannes van Overbeek, Lonnie Pechnik, and Seth Neiman will pilot the team's No. 80 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR June 18-19 in Le Mans, France. van Overbeek, who finished second in GT2 in the 2004 ALMS Drivers' Championship, drives the team's No. 45 Porsche in the ALMS season with teammate Jon Fogarty. Pechnik and Neiman share driving duties in the No. 44 Porsche.
"We are honored to have the opportunity to race at Le Mans," said Neiman. "The team has worked hard to prepare for what will certainly be our most challenging race to date. The test on June 5th will be the first time that Johannes, Lonnie and I have driven at Le Mans, so learning the track quickly will be very important."
"Competing at Le Mans is every sports car driver's dream. This will be our first time at Le Mans but we have the benefit of the experience of our Chief Strategist Thomas Blam, who has participated in six races here," added van Overbeek.
Pechnik commented, "It's the opportunity of a lifetime to be able to participate in this race with the support of a solid team."
The team will arrive in Le Mans the first week in June for the June 5 test day. The race begins at 4 pm CEST on June 18 and finishes at 4 pm CEST on June 19.
Next up for the Flying Lizard team is the American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio, May 22, 2005. For the complete schedule, visit www.lizardms.com.
About Flying Lizard Motorsports
In 2005, their second year of competition, Flying Lizard competes in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). This follows the team's highly successful inaugural season in which they finished second in class in both Drivers' and Team points in the 2004 ALMS championship.
The red, black and silver No. 44 and No. 45 Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs will run the entire 10-race ALMS 2005 season. The Porsches are sponsored by eSilicon, a semiconductor company that manufactures and designs custom chips for the world's leading electronics companies, and ShoreTel, a leading provider of enterprise IP telephony solutions.
The team is managed by six principals: drivers Johannes van Overbeek, Lonnie Pechnik and Seth Neiman; chief engineer Craig Watkins; crew chief Tommy Sadler; and team manager Eric Ingraham. Visit the team website at www.lizardms.com.