Flying Lizard Adds Pilet To Le Mans Lineup


LE MANS, France – Flying Lizard Motorsports has added Porsche factory driver Patrick Pilet to its team for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Pilet replaces Darren Law, who is unable to participate due to a scheduling conflict, in the No. 79 GT3 RSR in the GTE AM class. He will co-drive with Seth Neiman and Spencer Pumpelly during the event June 16-17.

The team will also field a second entry in the GTE AM class, the No. 80 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR for drivers Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Long and Marco Holzer.

“Obviously, we are disappointed that Darren is unable to participate; he has been a fundamental part of our American Le Mans Series team since 2004 and our Le Mans program since 2009,” said Eric Ingraham, Flying Lizard team manager and strategist of the No. 79 Porsche.

“However, Patrick will be an excellent addition to the No. 79 lineup. He ran with us for our full 2008 American Le Mans Series season, and several races since, including the 2011 ALMS Petit Le Mans where he finished second in the No. 45 Porsche with Joerg and Patrick Long.”