Flying Lizard 2007 Le Mans Porsche also on display
American Porsche factory driver Patrick Long will be on hand Wednesday as Porsche unveils the 2010 version of its 911 GT3 at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. The high performance GT3 is the latest model in the new generation 911 series and translates the wealth of knowledge Porsche has learned from motorsports – resulting in superb capabilities both on road and on track.
Long is fresh off a GT2 victory at the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg, the second round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series. He drove a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR to a two-lap victory with Jörg Bergmeister for Flying Lizard Motorsports. Long has won all of the world’s great endurance races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 Hours of Sebring, Petit Le Mans and the Daytona 24 Hours.
Coincidentally, Flying Lizard’s 911 GT3 RSR that raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2007 – liveried by Troy Lee – also will be on display.
The team has entered two Porsches for next week’s Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, the third race of the 2009 American Le Mans Series. Long and Bergmeister will drive one car with Seth Neiman and Darren Law in the other.
The race is set for 4:15 p.m. PT on Saturday, April 18 from the famed Long Beach street circuit in southern California. The race will be televised from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 19 on ABC. Qualifying is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT on Friday, April 17. American Le Mans Radio and Live Timing and Scoring will be available at the American Le Mans Series’ online Racehub.