Flying Lizard Submits 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona Entry
November 12, 2014 – Sonoma, California
Flying Lizard Motorsports will kick off the new year with a two-car entry for the first race of the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship series, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. In just under two months, the team will again find itself at Daytona International Speedway for the 3-day Roar Before the Rolex 24 test from January 9th to 11th, then return just 10 days later for TUDOR’s flagship and season opening 24-hour race, from January 22nd to 25th, 2015. The team will enter its No. 35 and No. 45 Audi R8 LMS race cars in the GT Daytona class, returning to the site of its epic 2014 battle for the class win, which eventually resulted in 2nd and 5th place finishes in the huge 29-car GTD field. Flying Lizard is currently working to finalize its driver lineups for each car for the Rolex 24 and interested parties are asked to contact the team directly to discuss placement and options.
The team has been working non-stop since Petit Le Mans to finalize its 2015 plans, with options in the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship, Pirelli World Challenge, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America, and other series all still under analysis and consideration, but with a final decision and announcement on a full-season program and additional one-off races to come within a few weeks.
About Flying Lizard Motorsports
Flying Lizard is based on Sonoma, California, and has competed in the American Le Mans Series for ten consecutive seasons, from 2004 to 2012 in the GT class and in 2013 in GTC, along with the inaugural season of the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship in the GT Daytona class in 2014. The Lizards have won two ALMS GT team championships (2008 and 2009), one ALMS GTC team championship (2013), and have secured three ALMS GT Drivers’ championships (2008, 2009, and 2010).
Flying Lizard has also competed in the 24 Heures du Mans from 2005 through 2012, finishing third in 2005, fourth in 2006, sixth in 2008, sixth in 2011, and fourth in 2012.
About Audi of America and the Audi R8 LMS
Audi began a new chapter in 2009 with the introduction of the Audi Sport customer racing program. For the first time it was possible for motorsport customers to acquire a race car designed for customer racing events. Since its inception, the success of the R8 LMS has been significant throughout the GT3 racing format worldwide, including victory in the GT class in the 2013 edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Audi R8 LMS shares more than 50% of its parts with the Audi R8 street car including the naturally aspirated V10 5.2 Liter engine, the Audi Space Frame and a variety of other components.
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. Audi was a top-performing luxury brand in Europe during 2012, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Through 2016, AUDI AG will invest about $17 billion on new products and technologies.