Flying Lizard Motorsports has confirmed that Pierre Kaffer will return to the team for the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 19.
Kaffer, who raced the Flying Lizard/Krohn Racing Audi R8 LMS at Daytona in January, is set to partner Nic Jonsson and Tracy Krohn at Sebring.
“I’m happy to be back with the team this weekend,” said Kaffer. “I think we were unlucky in Daytona and I’m pretty sure we will have some more luck over here in Sebring. It’s one of my favorite tracks in United States and it`s nice to be back in an Audi after my win in 2004 overall.”
At Daytona the Flying Lizard/Krohn Racing Audi suffered early splitter damage when it collided with a Prototype. This led to issues that persisted through the night and after 18 hours the team decided to retire when the car lost second and third gear.
However, the Audi showed strong pace during its clear spells, suggesting that it could be a contender this weekend if problems are avoided.
“We are looking forward to getting back to Sebring for the 12 Hour,” said program manager Darren Law. “It’s such a historic event and one of my favorites on our schedule. Flying Lizard has had some epic races there through the years, and have won this event before. Our Audi R8 LMS will be sure to have a competitive package heading into the event. We have a good driver lineup and hope to be back on the top step of the podium again.”