Patrick Long qualified the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche third in GT today and Marco Holzer was sixth in the No. 44 in qualifying for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Joerg Bergmeister will join Patrick in the No. 45 and Seth Neiman will team with Marco in the No. 44 for the race, which gets the green flag at 2:05 pm ET on Saturday. The No. 56 BMW is on the GT pole.
Long gave his perspective on the session,
“We’re pleased with the result today. I had come into the pits after setting the third-fastest time of 51.872; we considered going back out but the margin to first and second was enough that on a track this short we knew that we had reached our potential for today. It will definitely be a fight tomorrow. Tire wear is going to be one of the main deciding factors: the cars that manage their tires well will have the advantage. I’m confident we’ll have a fast, balanced car for the race tomorrow.”
Marco Holzer drove at Lime Rock for the first time today; it’s his first run here and only his second ALMS race. (He drove with the Lizards at Sebring in March.) Holzer added,
“I set my qualifying time on my seventh dry lap ever at this circuit. We are happy with sixth: my time of the gap to Patrick in P3 is just over one-tenth. I’m very happy to be back with the Lizards – the guys did a great job with very little tracktime in giving us a solid racecar for tomorrow.”
Heading into the third of nine ALMS races, Bergmeister and Long are tenth in the drivers’ championship; Law and Neiman are ninth and Holzer is eleventh. Flying Lizard is fourth in the team championship.
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