After a long and successful partnership in ALMS Flying Lizard and Porsche are parting ways. This follows Porsche’s announcement to discontinue development of the 997 GT3 RSR while they focus on development of the 991 for 2014. Flying Lizard is scheduled to announce their plans for the 2013 season later this winter.
I’m sad to see this since I’m a big fan of the Flying Lizard team and their partnership with Porsche. Regardless, I look forward to seeing what they do next year.
From the Flying Lizard facebook page:
“Hi everyone. This morning Porsche announced the end of the development of the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (type 997), the racecar that we have raced in GT since 2007. Here is a link to the Porsche announcement http://bit.ly/UMq0xZ
Below is Seth’s comment on the transition. We’ll be announcing our 2013 racing plans later this winter - stay tuned!
From Seth Neiman, our team principal: “I and the entire Flying Lizard family would like to thank Porsche for their support and partnership over the last nine years. Together we have worked hard and have learned to rely on each other in critical moments, of which there have been many throughout our 100 races and multiple GT championships. Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Long, Hartmut Kristen, Jens Walther, Uwe Brettel, Alwin Springer, Roland Kussmaul, Hans-Georg Breuer and many others at Porsche get our special thanks, along with the numerous Porsche employees and affiliates in Germany, Atlanta and Southern California who have been an integral part of our team, and with whom we have become close friends. Flying Lizard remains committed to sports car racing, and we look forward to announcing details of our 2013 racing program later this year.”
Source: Flying Lizard
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