TEAM RELEASE: Flying Lizard Brickyard Grand Prix Qualifying Results
July 24, 2014 – Indianapolis, Indiana
Flying Lizard Motorsports had a roller coaster day of practice and qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with the No. 35 PR Newswire / UBM Tech / eSilicon Audi R8 LMS suffering a crash during the first practice which meant that it had to start qualifying on the setup of the sister No. 45 Yoddle / Venezuela / eSilicon car. The No. 35 crew worked through the morning to get the car back on track in time for a shakedown during the second practice, with Dion von Moltke turning his first timed laps during the qualifying session itself, which the team used as a setup session. Despite this, Dion was able to qualify the car just 1.2 seconds behind the No. 45 car. Seth Neiman will start the No. 35 in tomorrow’s 2 hour and 45 minute TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race. The No. 45 was towards the top of the charts in both practices, finishing 2nd and 7th in those sessions before Spencer Pumpelly qualified the car in 4th position and was the fastest Audi driver in the GT Daytona class field. Nelson Canache Jr. will start the No. 45 in his first ever race at Indy.
Flying Lizard goes racing at 5:35pm tomorrow, Friday, July 25th. 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