As usual, Flying Lizard Motorsport will field two racecars in the GT class for Sebring. The familiar No. 45 and No. 44 wear Lizard livery on all new 2012 911 GT3 RSRs. The No. 45 car features the familiar faces of Porsche factory drivers Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Long and Marco Holzer. Joerg and Patrick are returning for their fourth consecutive season driving together with the Lizards (and Bergmeister's fifth year with the team), while this is Holzer's second.
In the No. 44 racing Porsche, Seth Neiman is joined by Darren Law and Andy Lally. Law has driven with the Lizards since 2004 and will return as a guest driver in 2012. Sebring will be Lally's first race with the team. Lally heads to Sebring following a GT win last week at the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona (with Magnus Racing). 2012 is Lally's fourth GT win at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Among his notable achievements in endurance racing and stock car racing, Lally was named NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year for 2011.
Thomas Blam, Flying Lizard Chief Strategist said,
"Marco Holzer has proven to be a highly consistent driver; he contributed a great deal to our 2011 program. He will be a very solid addition to Joerg and Patrick in the No. 45 for Sebring. In the No. 44, we have an All-American lineup with Seth, Darren and Andy. This will be Andy's first time driving with the Lizards but he has a proven performance record in Porsches and brings a wide breadth of endurance racing experience."
The new Porsches will have their first run at the ALMS Sebring Winter test this week: February 8 and 9 in Sebring, Florida. Developments to the RSR for 2012 include a wider body, increased front tire diameter and wider front and rear track width. Porsche has also modified the bodywork to optimize aerodynamics and added new air intake ducts to the rear quarter panel. The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is powered by a six-cylinder boxer engine with a four-liter capacity.