Flying Lizard Motorsports announced today the complete driver lineup for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. In the No. 45 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, defending ALMS GT driver champions Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Long (USA) will be joined by Porsche Works driver Marc Lieb (Germany). In the No. 44, Seth Neiman (USA) and Darren Law (USA) will team with Porsche Works driver Marco Holzer (Germany). The ALMS season-opener will get the green flag on Saturday, March 19 at 10:30 am ET.
Lieb has been a guest driver with the Lizards in the ALMS endurance races since 2006. In 2010, Lieb won the 24 Heures du Mans in GT2 (with Richard Lietz/Wolf Henzler; Team Felbermayr) and was 2010 Le Mans Series GT champion (with Lietz; Team Felbermayr). Holzer raced with Law and Neiman in the No. 44 for the first time at the 2010 Petit Le Mans. In 2010, Holzer competed in both the FIA GT3 series and the Le Mans Series (Prospeed), with a notable podium finish at the 24 Heures du Mans (BMS Scuderia Italia).
Team principal Seth Neiman said, “Marc Lieb has driven with us so many times over the years that it’s hard to believe he hasn’t run a full season with the team. He always fits effortlessly into place and delivers in many dimensions to our success. Marco Holzer first drove with us at Petit last year; it was his first ALMS event and he came up to speed and did a great job. We are looking forward to a strong run with him at Sebring.”
Bergmeister and Long have won the ALMS GT drivers’ championship for the last two consecutive years (2009 and 2010), both with Flying Lizard in the No. 45. Bergmeister is five-time ALMS GT drivers’ champion (2005-2006 and 2008-2010); three of those titles were driving with Flying Lizard (2008 through 2010). Long has won the ALMS GT drivers’ title three times, all with Bergmeister: 2005, and 2009- 2010.