TEAM RELEASE: Flying Lizard Brickyard Grand Prix Preview
July 21, 2014 – Indianapolis, Indiana
The next stop on the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship calendar is the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the Flying Lizard Motorsports team will race in the Brickyard Grand Prix on Friday, July 25th. The schedule for the weekend is very compact due to the additional presence of the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup series, with two practices and qualifying on Thursday and warmup and the 2 hour, 45 minute race on Friday. While the NASCAR series will each run on the full, 2.5-mile oval, the TUDOR series teams will instead compete on the 2.44-mile Grand Prix road course, requiring the track configuration to be switched multiple times over the course of the race week.
None of the drivers in the GT Daytona class have ever competed on this iteration of the infield road course after having run a different course over the past few years of Grand-Am competition at this venue, so all four Flying Lizard drivers will need to hit the ground running to get up to speed during the abbreviated schedule. Dion von Moltke and Seth Neiman will again share the PR Newswire / UBM Tech / eSilicon No 35 Audi R8 LMS with Spencer Pumpelly and Nelson Canache Jr. in the Venezuela eSilicon No. 45 Audi R8 LMS.
Flying Lizard is on track at 10:45am and 1:45pm ET for Thursday practice with qualifying at 4:00pm. The race itself will start at 5:45pm on Friday. Live timing and scoring for the race and all practice sessions and qualifying can be found at www.imsa.com and on the IMSA mobile app. Qualifying will be broadcast live on IMSA.com and in the United States, the race will be televised live starting at 5:30pm ET on Fox Sports 1 and also on the Fox Sports Go mobile app. Outside of the United States, the full race broadcast will be available at www.imsa.com.
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. 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.
Source: Flying Lizard Motorsports