In qualifying for the Petit Le Mans, the final race of the American Le Mans Series, Porsche works driver Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) posted the seventh quickest time in the GT class at the wheel of the 911 GT3 RSR fielded by Flying Lizard Motorsports. Bergmeister tackles the 1,000 mile race on the storied Road Atlanta circuit in the US State of Georgia on Saturday with his factory pilot teammates Patrick Long (USA) and Patrick Pilet (France). "I didn't actually expect us to do particularly well in qualifying," he said. "But we have a good car for the race distance. I think in the race, not least due to good pit stops, we'll make up a quite a few positions."
In the cockpit of the second Flying Lizard 911, Porsche works driver Marco Holzer (Germany), the teammate of Seth Neiman (USA) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain), set the ninth quickest time. "The car felt good and we were the fastest in free practice," he said. "I think we've found a good race set-up. The event runs over ten hours and a lot can happen in this time."