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Marco Holzer sets no44 on first row at Lime Rock Park

Marco Holzner sets no44 on first row at Lime Rock Park

Patrick Long brought the No. 45 in fourth with a time of 51.483 in today’s GT qualifying for the 2012 Northeast Grand Prix, which gets the green flag this Saturday, July 7 at Lime Rock Park. In the No. 44 Flying Lizard Porsche, Marco Holzer clocked the second fastest GT time of 51.299 in the qualifying session but the car did not meet the ride height minimum during post-qualifying technical inspection. As a result, the No. 44 will start from the rear of the grid. The No. 55 BMW is on the GT pole.

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Flying Lizard returns to Lime Rock Park this weekend

Last year saw a wet ALMS Lime Rock Park for the Flying Lizards no44

The Lizards are back in the U.S. for round four of the ALMS season, the 2012 Northeast Grand Prix, which gets the green flag this Saturday, July 7 at Lime Rock Park. The Lime Rock race follows closely on the heels of the 24 Heures du Mans, in which the Lizards finished fourth in GTE Am in the No. 79 Porsche (read the Le Mans race report). For this Saturday’s race, the driver lineup will be Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche and Seth Neiman and Marco Holzer in the No. 44.

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Joerg Bergmeister to celebrate 100th ALMS start at Lime Rock

Joerg Bergmeister to celebrate 100th ALMS start at Lime Rock

Joerg Bergmeister and Porsche – it’s been a constant in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron since 2002. For more than half of his ALMS career, Bergmeister’s erstwhile partner in Porsches has been Patrick Long. So as the tall German’s 100th ALMS start approaches, there is no one better to salute him than Long, who has been a part of three of Bergmeister’s five ALMS GT championships…

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Patrick “Ginger” Long joins Magnus Racing for Six Hours at the Glen

Magnus Racing Porsche at the 2011 Six Hours at the Glen

With a super tight GT Championship unfolding in the Rolex Sports Car Series, Magnus Racing has enlisted the one-time help of Porsche’s very own Patrick Long for the upcoming Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.

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IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 2nd at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

IMSA Performance Matmut: Anthony Pons, Raymond Narac, Nicolas Armindo

Less than four minutes were missing for Porsche to clinch its 99th class win at the Le Mans 24 Hours. With the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by the IMSA Performance Matmut team, Frenchman Nicolas Armindo, Raymond Narac and Anthony Pons had led the field just a few laps before the flag dropped on the 80th running of the long distance classic in the Sarthe. But in the final minutes, tyre damage robbed the 2011-spec 911 of all hopes for victory. Nevertheless, the joy over second place was huge for the French Porsche customer team. Continue reading ‘IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 2nd at the 24 Hours of Le Mans’

Gallery: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Gallery: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans | © 2012 Tertre Rouge Times

Gallery after the jump!

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’

Solid qualifying session from Porsche teams at Le Mans 24 Hour

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Flying Lizard Motorsports: Seth Neiman, Patrick Pilet, Spencer Pumpelly

Gallery after the jump!

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’

Strong Porsche presence at the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans

ILMC Imola Porsche Felbermayr

The Le Mans 24 hour race is legendary and is the greatest challenge that motorsport has to offer. Many Porsche customer teams from Europe and the USA will tackle the 80th running of this long distance classic in the Sarthe department on 16/17 June. Porsche works drivers and double Le Mans class winners Marc Lieb (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria) will also be racing for points in the new World Endurance Championship with the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by Felbermayr-Proton. With 16 overall and 98 class victories, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Continue reading ‘Strong Porsche presence at the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans’




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