Flying Lizard Motorsport wins NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill
An Audi customer racing team Flying Lizard Motorsport triumphs in the longest endurance race of the year – the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill previous weekend in Willows, California. Drivers of victorious #45 Audi R8 LMS ultra were Americans Guy Cosmo, Darren Law and Johannes van Overbeek and Japanese Tomonobu Fujii.
The key to success in the marathon, staged on the track 200 kilometers north of San Francisco, were the consistently good lap times. The R8 LMS ultra was in a league of its own. Flying Lizard Motorsports took the lead early in the race. Between sunset and sunrise, the squad built up a 20-lap lead, which grew to 35 laps by the checkered flag.
The Flying Lizard team took the overall lead seven hours in to the race on Saturday evening, after the defending race champions from Davidson Racing had issues with their Norma. After 25 hours of racing second placed team was Quick Racing with #3 SuperLite SLC.
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