The team and car
Quick GT2 Porsche team Flying Lizard Motorsports has unveiled a special one-off livery for its No.80 997 GT3 RSR ahead of this weekend’s Le Mans 24 hour race.
The scheme was designed by Troy Lee and was unveiled at scrutineering this week. It depicts the Lizard logo across the car and will only be seen at this Le Mans event.
Lee commented: "I started by thinking about the Lizard's character and looked to the colour and texture of real lizards for inspiration. I think a racecar should be colourful and interesting and look like its travelling 200 mph even while it is standing still. The Porsche is a pretty aggressive car with a high and wide profile -- it was a perfect surface on which to bring the Lizard to life."
The complete scheme
The team describe the designer thus: “Based in Corona, California, Troy Lee has built a significant portfolio of custom designs for all things racing: from his roots in motocross helmet, bike and gear design to race cars, production autos and even Hot Wheels. The design for Flying Lizard is the first time he has worked with an ALMS team. Currently a professional motocross and Supermoto racer himself, Troy has been a major proponent of motocross and an important part of the resurgence of Supermoto racing in the U.S. The Team TLD/Honda professional AMA Supermoto team won both the Supermoto and the Supermoto Lites championships in 2006.”
The California-based Flying Lizard team will be competing in their third straight Le Mans race (they finished third in 2005 and fourth last year). They are currently in second place in the ALMS championship (their regular home) following a string of good results and a
memorable duel with the Risi Ferrari F430 GT2 at Sebring at the beginning of the season.