Flying Lizard Motorsports Press Release
Flying Lizard endured a difficult day in the GT Daytona class in today's two hour and forty five minute TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race, finishing 10th with the No. 45 Venezuela / eSilicon Audi R8 LMS and 14th with the No. 35 PR Newswire / UBM Tech / eSilicon sister car. Seth Neiman started the No. 35 car and ran a clean stint, including narrowly missing a big incident between the No. 555 and No. 4 cars immediately in front of him. Dion von Moltke finished the race, running the last one hour and forty five minutes, and was able to make up three spots during his run. Nelson Canache Jr. started the No. 45 from last in class after the team's post-qualifying issues and was able to move close to the top ten, with Spencer Pumpelly bringing the car into the top ten with just minutes left in the race for a solid points-earning finish.
The team won't have long to dwell on this result, however, as the next race comes in just a week and a half at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which will be the 7th round of the 2014 championship hunt. The race will again be two hours and forty five minutes long, running into the evening on Friday, July 25th.
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.
Please visit the team website at www.lizardms.com and the team store atwww.flyinglizardstore.com.
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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