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    Source: Flying Lizard Porsche No More... | 9magazine

    On the heels of the Porsche Motorsports recent announcement of the winding down of its development program for the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (type 997) a very successful venture which began in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in 2005 Flying Lizard Motorsports team owner Seth Neiman, has announced that team Flying Lizard will remain committed to sports car racing, however announce new plans for the 2013 season.

    Neiman said: 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.

    9 Magazine will bring you the latest news once any official announcement is made from Flying Lizard Motorsports on their plans for 2013.

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    Chevy ? Ferrari ?
    Supermiata S1, SuperMiata S2, Supermiata S3
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    Maybe Viper?
    If nothing happens and there is no one around why did it not happen?

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    My money's on BMW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    My money's on BMW.
    They've been trying for ~9 years now and podium once at LeMan ? BMW won't get them a win. Only Chevy or Ferrari has a chance. My money is on Chevy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    They've been trying for ~9 years now and podium once at LeMan ? BMW won't get them a win. Only Chevy or Ferrari has a chance. My money is on Chevy.
    +1

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    What do guys think about them running an r8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    BMW won't get them a win. Only Chevy or Ferrari has a chance. My money is on Chevy.
    Yup.Unfortunately after the bimmers got most of the constructors and driver's titles in the previous 2 years,for 2012 they were "rewarded" for up to 150 lbs ballast and Miata sized restrictors

    Quote Originally Posted by JJ1 View Post
    What do guys think about them running an r8?
    Another VW/Audi//Porsche/Lambo/"everything else" product

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ1 View Post
    What do guys think about them running an r8?
    Good guess !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    They've been trying for ~9 years now and podium once at LeMan ? BMW won't get them a win. Only Chevy or Ferrari has a chance. My money is on Chevy.
    Maybe LeMans isn't on their to-do list. To win, you have to focus on that race. If they are focused on LeMans, maybe a Corvette is the way to go. If not, the BMW has been fairly successful in ALMS on our shores.

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    yeah. R8 is what I was thinking when I saw this post. But how long in the tooth is the R8 getting? When will it be due for a refresh? 2 years? A little late to start a new campaign isn't it?
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    I hope there's no Chevy factory team. If so, a Chevy is a horrible idea since they have a history of sabotaging same make teams that threaten them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    I hope there's no Chevy factory team. If so, a Chevy is a horrible idea since they have a history of sabotaging same make teams that threaten them.
    100% agree. Whoever is running their program only cares about killing off internal competition.

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    Can you refresh us with the Chevy story ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    Can you refresh us with the Chevy story ?
    SCCA WC GT: LG Motorsports. GM: ~"Please let us have the points so we clinch the manufacturers title." (Caddy, IIRC)
    ALMS GT2: LG Motorsports. GM: ~"We're building P&M cars for GT2, your Riley won't be allowed to race/be competitive."

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    Does this mean Flyin' Lizard is getting new drivers and not just new cars? Aren't a bunch of their lineup Porsche factory drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkmccready View Post
    SCCA WC GT: LG Motorsports. GM: ~"Please let us have the points so we clinch the manufacturers title." (Caddy, IIRC)
    ALMS GT2: LG Motorsports. GM: ~"We're building P&M cars for GT2, your Riley won't be allowed to race/be competitive."
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    ^^^LOL^^^! SO TRUE! What do you know about that, Rob?

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