We continue our series of Official American Le Mans Series Spotter Guide with Round 3, “American Le Mans Monterey” at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. We also welcome in our third Porsche to the GT mix. CORE Autosport announced their entry back in January, so it has been a long time coming for Porsche fans. Continue reading ‘Spotter Guide: 2013 American Le Mans Monterey’
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Update: Third placed no30 MOMO/NGT Motorsport Porsche GT3 will be starting from the back.
Porsche pilots locked out the first four grid spots in a field of 36 vehicles entered in the GT class. Pole position went to Nick Tandy in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup fielded by Konrad Motorsport/Orbit. Daytona marks the first race for the Briton as a Porsche works driver. One of his teammates is Porsche Junior Michael Christensen (Denmark), who contests his first 24 hour race on Saturday. Continue reading ‘Porsche locks out top 4 GT spots for the 2013 Rolex 24′
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′
Nick Tandy wins a contract as a Porsche works driver. The 28-year-old from Great Britain is now the tenth of the by now nine-member driver squad with Joerg Bergmeister, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Wolf Henzler, Marco Holzer, Marc Lieb, Richard Lietz, Patrick Long and Patrick Pilet. With his inclusion in the factory team, this marks the pinnacle of Tandy’s racing career for the time being. Continue reading ‘Nick Tandy signed as the tenth Porsche works driver’
The customer sport model 911 GT3 R celebrated 41 wins from 131 starts in a range of GT3 racing series worldwide. For the 2013 season Porsche offers teams an upgrade package which will position the GT3 R even better in the performance window as defined by the FIA. Continue reading ‘Porsche drivers for 2013 motorsport season’
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′
The Lizards picked up some much-needed season momentum with a second-place finish at the most recent ALMS race at Mid-Ohio August 4th. Bergmeister and Long are now fifth in the 2012 ALMS GT drivers’ championship with 55 points. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner of the No. 4 Corvette lead with 93 points. The Lizards are fourth in the team championship with 66 points; Corvette Racing leads with 114 points. There are 88 points possible left in the season. Continue reading ‘Flying Lizards travel with momentum for Road America battle’
Patrick Long and Joerg Bergmeister brought the No. 45 in for the GT win at today’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. It’s the first win – and the first podium finish – for the Lizards this year. It’s the team’s fifth win at Lime Rock since 2004. Sister Porsche No. 44 finished ninth in class in the 2 hour and 45 minute race.