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Flying Lizard Claims Fourth Straight Thunderhill 25H Win

Flying Lizard Motorsports claims overall victory in Thunderhill 25 Hours…

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Flying Lizard Motorsports has earned its fourth consecutive overall victory in the Thunderhill 25 Hours, with its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR taking a come-from-behind win on Sunday.

The No. 74 Toyo Tires-backed entry of Wolf Henzler, Johannes van Overbeek, Justin Marks, Charlie Hayes and Andy Wilzoch claimed a three-lap win despite suffering two axle failures as well as gearbox issues in the closing stages of the twice-around-the-clock enduro.

It benefitted from misfortune from the No. 44 Crowdstrike/One Motorsports Radical SR3, which held the overall lead for 16 hours until sustaining engine-related issues in the closing stages.

As a result of the win, the California-based squad has become the most successful team in the event’s 16-year history.

“It’s 25 hours, so many things can happen and we’ve got to hand it to the guys in the Radicals,” said Flying Lizard program manager Darren Law.

“We know those cars are fast, but they’re a bit more fragile than the GT cars, and that’s why we come here with a GT3.

“We’ve got great driver lineups, a great team and great cars, great preparation and great tires.”

The No. 67 One Motorsports Radical was classified second overall, ahead of the No. 4 Prototype Development Group Factory Five GTLM, which completed the overall podium.

Flying Lizard’s all-female-crewed Audi R8 LMS GT4, meanwhile, came home fourth overall, with Christina Nielsen, Aurora Straus, Ashton Harrison, Laura Ely and Erin Vogel at the wheel.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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