Flying Lizard’s No 44 and No 45 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars will return to the racetrack this weekend for the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Seth Neiman (USA) and Dion von Moltke (South Africa) will again pilot the No 44 PR Newswire / eSilicon car with Nelson Canache Jr. (Venezuela) and Spencer Pumpelly (USA) sharing the No 45 Venezuela / eSilicon car. Nelson and Spencer are coming off of a two-lap win at Lime Rock Park and currently sit in 2nd place in the drivers’ championship, just one point behind Henrique Cisneros. They are currently four points ahead of the tandem of Cooper MacNeil and Jeroen Bleekemolen in the championship. In addition, Spencer has won the last two GTC races at Mosport starting in 2011 and will be looking to continue his streak.
Seth enjoyed just his second race back in the car at Lime Rock following offseason shoulder surgery, and spoke about the upcoming race, saying “I am really looking forward to Mosport. It is great to be back in the car. I love that track, and I am starting to come to grips with this car and class. More to learn, but should be fun!”
The weekend will feature a bit more track time than was available at Lime Rock, with a 1.5 hour promoter test day on Friday followed by two 1-hour practices on Saturday along with qualifying. Race day schedule will include a 25-minute morning warmup prior to the 2 hour and 45 minute race itself.
The 2013 Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix gets the green flag at 12:00pm ET on Sunday.
About Flying Lizard Motorsports
Flying Lizard is based on Sonoma, California, and has competed in the American Le Mans Series for ten consecutive seasons, from 2004 to 2012 in the GT class and in 2013 in GTC. The Lizards have won two ALMS GT team championships (2008 and 2009) and have secured three ALMS GT Drivers’ championships (2008, 2009, and 2010).
Flying Lizard has also competed in the 24 Heures du Mans from 2005 through 2012, finishing third in 2005, fourth in 2006, sixth in 2008, sixth in 2011, and fourth in 2012.
Source. Flying Lizard Motorsports