911 GT3 RSR, Flying Lizard Motorsports: Jörg Bergmeister, Wolf Henzler
In the Flying Lizard No. 45 Porsche, Joerg Bergmeister qualified third, Patrick Pilet in the No. 46 was fifth and Seth Neiman in the No. 44 was eleventh in qualifying for tomorrow’s 2008 Generac 500 at Road America. The No. 71 Tafel Racing Ferrari is on the GT2 pole and will start at the front of the 14-car GT2 field.
Bergmeister, who has won in GT2 at Road America four times in his career, commented, “In the No. 45, the car wasn’t where we wanted to be for qualifying so we still have some work to do before tomorrow. Even so, we were close to the pace of the No. 71 and the No. 62 Risi Ferrari (in second); I’m optimistic that we’ll have a great car for the race.”
Pilet added, “The crew did a great job in getting the No. 46 cleaned up after I went for a ride in the gravel trap in this morning’s practice. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the car. I think I could have gotten more out of it today, but with the red flag ending the session a few minutes early, I wasn’t able to try for a fast lap at the end as I had hoped. For tomorrow, we need to stay out of trouble and find every advantage that we can. It’s a long race and a very fast track and every driver out there will be focused on the championship.”
Darren Law will join Neiman in the No. 44 Porsche, Wolf Henzler will join Bergmeister in the No. 45 and Johannes van Overbeek will team with Pilet in the No. 46. The Lizards are heading into the seventh race of the 11-race season and are in the lead in both the ALMS GT2 team and drivers’ championships (Bergmeister and Henzler in the No. 45 Porsche).
Follow the Race
The race begins at 4 pm Central Time, Saturday, August 9. It will be broadcast tape-delayed on SpeedTV, starting at 1 pm CT (11 am PT) on Sunday August 10.
The race is broadcast live on Radio Le Mans at www.radiolemans.com and Flying Lizard team radio is broadcast live at www.lizardms.com. For practice and race notes see the Lizard blog at www.lizardms.com.