Flying Lizard Motorsports have unveiled an unchanged driver line-up for the 2011 American Le Man Series season, with Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long piloting the #45 Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSR along with Seth Neiman and Darren Law taking the controls of the #44 car.
Bergmeister and Long have won the last two ALMS GT drivers championships with Flying Lizard and have a combined eight championship titles to their name.
Thomas Blam, Flying Lizard chief strategist explained the decision to keep the unchanged driver roster: “For 2011, the GT class is shaping up again to be one of the toughest classes in any series around the world. BMW is returning, having won the manufacturer and team championships last year, Ferrari will certainly be looking to get some revenge, and Corvette finished the season strong with their win at Petit. With several new cars and teams expected, we should see significant depth in GT again this year.”
Joerg Bergmeister already seems to be looking forward to the new season ahead: “I am pretty optimistic heading into 2011. The updates on the RSR look very promising. I’m looking forward to a new challenge with some new players in GT, and I’m sure our familiar competitors have also done their homework over the winter.”
Talking of his partnership with the team he said: “It’s my fifth year with the Lizards and the third year here together with Patrick; I hope that in 2011 we are able to build on the successes of the last few years.”
Patrick Long admitted he was more than happy to be with the team for another season: “The continuity of three years in a row with the same team in the same series is something I really value. The team chemistry is so important: we’ve been able to grow as a group over the last few years and I’m honored to be able to be back with the Lizards. GT is going to be very intense this year. During the off-season, we’ll be working hard to develop the car as far as we can to make sure we bring our ‘A’ game to Sebring.”
Darren Law added: “I’m excited to be with the Lizards again next year. This will be my eighth season with the team. I’m looking forward to seeing the 2011 updates to the Porsche and can’t wait to get onto the track at Sebring.”