Flying Lizard qualified the No. 35 and No. 45 Audi R8 LMS race cars today for the first race of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. With the short race week and minimal available practice time, the team did not attempt proper qualifying runs, instead choosing to use the 15-minute session for setup work.
The team still managed to qualify ahead of several cars, with Nelson Canache Jr. qualifying the No. 45 Venezuela / eSilicon R8 LMS (which he will share with Spencer Pumpelly (USA), Markus Winkelhock (Germany), and Tim Pappas (USA)) in 21st position in class, and Dion von Moltke qualifying the No. 35 PR Newswire / UBM Tech / eSilicon R8 LMS (which he will share with Seth Neiman (USA), Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal), and Alessandro Latif (UK/Italy)) in 23rd position in class.
The team has two practice sessions remaining, a 90-minute night practice in which all drivers must run, as well as a 60-minute practice tomorrow prior to the 2:10pm ET race start time on Saturday.
Flying Lizard has also debuted its 2014 merchandise line this week, which includes a new hat, t-shirt, and hoodie. Please look for those at the team’s online store, www.flyinglizardstore.com.
Live timing and scoring for the remaining practice sessions and the race can be found at scoring.imsa.com and on the IMSA mobile app. The race will be televised on FOX from 2pm to 4pm ET and on FOX Sports 2 from 4pm to 9pm ET on Saturday, January 25th. Overnight coverage from 9pm to 7am ET will be available on IMSA.com, with run to the finish on FOX Sports 1 from 7am to 3pm ET. Live streaming of the entire race will be available on the FOX Sports GO mobile app. International television coverage is available on SPEED (Canada), Fox Sports Latin America, Motors TV (Europe), and Network Ten (Australia). Radio coverage of the race is available on the Motor Racing Network, which is available on Sirius channel 90 for this race and Sirius channel 117 for the TUDOR Championship season, or at www.MRN.com.