Flying Lizards Optimistic After Poor Qualifying At Daytona

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The Fling Lizard Audi stuggled in the session (Credit: Audi Motorsport)

Flying Lizard Motorsports will be hoping that sacrificing a proper qualifying run to continue focusing on set up work will benefit them once the Rolex 24 at Daytona kicks off on Saturday.

The #45, driven in the qualifying session by Nelson Canache Jr., qualified 19th in class with sister #35 being qualified by Dion von Moltke a bit further down in 21st.

The team will be hoping that the 90 minute night practice and the 60 minute final practice on Saturday morning will give the team a good handle on the car for the twice round the clock Florida classic.

Flying Lizard will be hoping that their factory duo of Markus Winkelhock and last year’s GT winner Filipe Albuquerque will be able to use their in depth knowledge of the Audi R8 LMS to propel the former Porsche team to the top in their first TUDOR Championship race as an Audi Customer Racing team.

Team boss Seth Neiman will be hoping that a victory can kick off a GT Daytona charge to compliment their GTC category (which was the American Le Mans Series ancestor of GTD) victory in 2013 with a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

For fans wanting to see if the Lizards can fly round the Daytona International Speedway, coverage is live on, Motor Racing Network and Fox Sports in the USA and Motors TV in Europe.

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