Flying Lizard Confirms 2014 Program
SONOMA, Calif. – Following a decade in the American Le Mans Series and coming off of a team championship clinching GTC class win in the final ALMS race at Road Atlanta, Flying Lizard Motorsports today announced that it would join the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with two cars to be run in the GT Daytona class for the 2014 season.
The team will continue to campaign the No. 45 as it has since the team’s inception while adding the No. 35 to its stable, replacing the No. 44. Flying Lizard will announce its 2014 driver lineup at a later date.
For the first time in its history, the team is working with a new manufacturer and has taken delivery of two Audi R8 LMS race cars for the 2014 racing program. Based on the R8 street car, the R8 LMS has had significant success in GT3 format racing worldwide, including victory in the GT class in the 2013 edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
“This is certainly a substantial change for the team as Porsche has been a great partner for many years,” said Team Principal and Driver Seth Neiman. “Equally, Audi is a great company with a spectacular racing pedigree, a serious commitment to GT racing, and a clear commitment to forging an alliance to continue both of our winning traditions far into the future. They know how to win, we know how to win, and we both are totally focused on doing just that. This is a strong foundation for a long and successful relationship.”
Flying Lizard will take to the track with its new cars for the first time on Nov. 16-17 at Sebring (Fla.) Int’l Raceway and on Nov. 19-20 at Daytona Int’l Speedway for the IMSA sanctioned season opening tests for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.