TEAM RELEASE: Qualifying Results – Mobil 1 Sports Car Grand Prix Presented by Hawk Performance
July 12, 2014 – Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Flying Lizard was a few millimeters away from a great qualifying result after Spencer Pumpelly put the No. 45 Venezuela / eSilicon Audi R8 LMS in 2nd place on the GT Daytona grid and Dion von Moltke qualified 5th in the No. 35 PR Newswire / UBM Tech / eSilicon sister car. Unfortunately, the No. 45 was moved to the back of the field after post race tech revealed that the right rocker cover was too low, the result of the car bottoming out on track during the qualifying session. The crew had been through tech three prior times over the course of the weekend, passing each time, but the damage to the rocker was enough to cause the car to run afoul of the regulations. Thus, Seth Neiman will start the No. 35 from 4th place and Nelson Canache Jr. will start the No. 45 from 17th place in the GTD class. The race start is looking to be especially exciting as the weather forecast calls for rain throughout the day tomorrow after the teams have run exclusively in the dry for the practice and qualifying sessions over the past two days.
Flying Lizard will take the race start tomorrow, at 2:05pm ET on Sunday, July 13th. Live timing and scoring for the race can be found at www.imsa.com and on the IMSA mobile app. The race will be televised starting at 2:00pm ET tomorrow on Fox Sports 1 and also available 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.
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Source: Flying Lizard Motorsports