K-PAX & THE LIZARDS
partnered with Colorado’s 3R Racing
and won two championships in Porsches,
before building its all-wheel-drive Volvo
S60s and winning another.
When World Challenge began its full
transition to FIA GT3 specifications, the
team chose McLaren and its 12C GT3 car
for Alex Figge and Colorado racer Robert
Thorne, who’d been racing a Volvo C30
for the team in the Touring Car class.
“We looked at all the different FIA GT3
cars that were available,” says Haughey.
“We developed spreadsheets – we looked
at how they’d done, the support, the
prices, the capabilities of the car.
Everyone put their two cents in and
McLaren won. We also like the McLaren
And even though the team has now
switched to the apparently more capable,
Like K-PAX, Flying Lizard Motorsports
has its own illustrious history, winning a
As well as being one fifth of McLaren GT’s factory roster,
26-year-old Kevin Estre has raced in 2015 for Porsche Team
Manthey in GTE Pro at Spa’s WEC round and shared one of
OAK Racing’s P2 Ligiers at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
650S driver Kevin
Estre took the second
of three early-season
Pirelli World Challenge
GT class wins on
the sweeps and
undulations of Barber