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Flying Lizard to Tackle Pikes Peak With McLaren GT3 Car

Flying Lizard Motorsports enters McLaren MP4-12C GT3 for Pikes Peak Hill Climb…

Photo: Bob Chapman/Autosport Image

After winning three consecutive events together at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Flying Lizard Motorsports and Toyo Tires have partnered to enter a car in the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb this June.

Colorado native and Pikes Peak master Clint Vasholtz will drive the No. 45 McLaren MP4-12C GT3, which will run a variation of the iconic Lizard livery.

“When this opportunity was first brought up, we knew we couldn’t pass this up,” said Flying Lizard Motorsports program manager Darren Law. “We’ve had a lot of success with Toyo Tires in our tire development program, and this event will be a new challenge for us that we’re very much looking forward to.”

The current entry list for the event features 96 competitors in 12 classes.

With 23 victories in 26 years, Vasholtz is the winningest driver at Pike’s Peak.

“I am very charged for the 96th running of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, as I have teamed up with Flying Lizard Motorsports and Toyo Tires,” said Vasholtz.

“I am looking for my 24th Division win, with the precise car set up and engine tuning of Flying Lizard Motorsports for the McLaren 12c and also the extreme grip of Toyo Tires on what is a very slick surface at Pikes Peak.”

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Jeremy

    April 5, 2018 at 10:02 am

    I remember seeing this car run top 5 in Detroit when PWC used to go there together with grand am what seems like years ago now.

  2. Pierce

    April 5, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Is it going to run fully to homologation at those altitudes

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