Back-to-back American Le Mans Series PC class champions CORE autosport will take on an additional challenge in 2013 with a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GTE class assault headlined by Porsche factory star, Patrick Long and three-time Le Mans class winner, Tom Kimber-Smith. Continue reading ‘CORE autosport announces ALMS Porsche GT program for 2013′
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Joerg Bergmeister qualified the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche fifth in GT with a time of 1:46.583 and Marco Holzer was sixth in the No. 44 with a 1:46.601 for tomorrow’s VIR 240 race. The four-hour event at Virginia International Raceway gets the green flag Saturday, Sept 15 at 2:30 pm ET. The Lizard driver lineup is Bergmeister and Patrick Long in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and Holzer and Seth Neiman in the No. 44. Continue reading ‘Flying Lizard’s Bergmeister fifth and Holzer sixth for VIR 240′
In his Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Marco Holzer posted his first pole position in the American Le Mans Series at Elkhart Lake. On the legendary Road America race track in the US state of Wisconsin, which hosts round seven of the American Le Mans Series on Saturday, the Porsche works driver from Germany set a new qualifying record in the GT class. The second quickest time, a mere 0.01 seconds behind the leader, went to his factory pilot colleague and five-time Road America winner Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) in the second Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Continue reading ‘Porsche 1-2 in ALMS Road America qualifying’
Porsche works driver Patrick Long secured a good starting position for round six of the American Le Mans Series. Sharing the cockpit of Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with his works driver colleague Joerg Bergmeister, Long takes up Saturday’s race on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course from third on the grid in the GT class. In an exciting qualifying session on the challenging race track close to Lexington in the US state of Ohio, Long was just a tenth of a second shy of the pole-setter. Continue reading ‘Patrick Long locks down 3rd for ALMS Mid-Ohio start’
The Lizards head to the heartland this week for Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth event on the 10-race ALMS schedule. The driver lineup for the race is Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and Marco Holzer and Seth Neiman in the No. 44. Continue reading ‘Flying Lizards looking to redeem themselves at Mid-Ohio’
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How to make last year’s St. Petersburg Festival even more fascinating? Well, just bring three Porsche original winner cars of the 24h of Le Mans race: 936 Spyder (1977), 962/C (1987) and 911 GT1 (1998) and the most recent 24h of Nurburgring winner car 911 GT3 RSR (2011) to the festival. Klaus Bischof, Director of the Rolling Museum and former Porsche race engineer shares his tales of 16 overall Porsche Le Mans victories and demonstrates that the racing legends are still in perfect driving condition.
Pay close attention to around the 53sec and 2:14 mark! Continue reading ‘Porsche Festival 2012 from St. Petersburg’
We’ve partnered up with good friends Rusty and Joe Rae from Tertre Rouge Times to bring you this gallery featuring the beautiful Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Audi R18 ultra and the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR’s from the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Gallery: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans’
Earlier this week, Flying Lizard Motorsports announced that Patrick Pilet would fill in for Darren Law. With Law out due to scheduling conflicts, Pilet would share the no79 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with Seth Neiman and Atlanta’s Spencer Pumpelly.
Pilet rose to the occasion and during todays first qualifying session, put the Porsche on top of the GTE-Am charts with a very fast 3:57.694. The time also put him into 6th in the complete GTE field. Continue reading ‘Solid qualifying session from Porsche teams at Le Mans 24 Hour’