After winning the 24 Hours of Daytona last January, Lamborghini has scored another extraordinary result. The Huracán GT3 # 48 of Paul Miller Racing triumphed in the famous 12 Hours of Sebring, one of the great classic American endurance races, now in its 66th edition, valid for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Tequila Patrón ESM claimed a repeat victory Saturday evening at Sebring International Raceway when the No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi crossed the finish line in first position after running for twelve hours and 344 laps. Drivers Pipo Derani, Johannes van Overbeek, and Nico Lapierre ran a flawless race to bring Tequila Patrón ESM its second victory at the legendary event.
After securing a record-setting pole position in qualifying on Friday, Spirit of Daytona Racing kept the No. 90 Cadillac DPi-V.R at the sharp end of the field for much of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, hoping for a podium finish in their home state.
With a reputation of roughness that is well-established from 66 years of racing history, Sebring International Raceway’s 12 Hour contest is accepted as one of the biggest challenges in racing.
United Autosports lies seventh in the four-race Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup after recording an excellent fifth place in the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Sebring last night (17 Mar). Phil Hanson (GB), Paul Di Resta (GB) and Alex Brundle (GB) combined to bring their #32 Ligier JS P217 LMP2 sports-prototype home to record a second consecutive top-five IMSA WeatherTech placing
Phil Hanson claimed an excellent top-five placing in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring yesterday (17 Mar). The teenager now lies 10th at the midway stage of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup after the United Autosports Ligier JS P217 LMP2 sports-prototype he shared with fellow Britons Paul Di Resta and Alex Brundle
There was only one driver lineup entered in this year’s 66th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts made up entirely of past overall race winners. It was only fitting, then, that lineup – comprised of Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek in the No. 22 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi – combined Saturday to give Nissan its first win in the endurance classic in almost 25 years.
After a whirlwind weekend for the Michael Shank Racing squad it seemed as though there wouldn’t be light at the end of the tunnel, but the hard-working crew never gave up.
The second race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season (second round of the North American Endurance Cup) extended a 66-year tradition as Sebring International Raceway played host for the annual 12 Hours of Sebring. Perfect conditions saw the race run at a frantic pace in the opening stages before being slowed by a series of caution periods in the second half of the event. As darkness fell, the final two hours of the race featured a sprint to the finish with Ferrari once again well figuring in the final results.
WeatherTech Racing drivers Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.), Alessandro Balzan (Italy) and Gunnar Jeannette (Salt Lake City) finished second in the GTD class in this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 66th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway.
At the classic 12 Hours of Sebring (USA), the new BMW M8 GTE celebrated its maiden podium finish. After 328 laps, Alexander Sims (GBR) finished round two of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship second in the GTLM class at the wheel of car number 25.
The Porsche 911 RSR has scored its first win of the IMSA SportsCar Championship season at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida. At the 12 Hours of Sebring, the oldest and toughest sports car race in the USA, Patrick Pilet (France), Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France) won the GTLM class with the 510 hp race car from Weissach after a heart-stopping finale on Saturday.
It seemed as if the GTLM title at the 12 Hours of Sebring was finally within Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s grasp, but that win will remain a goal for yet another year. It wasn’t for lack of trying.
No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Cadillac DPi-V.R started from pole position All four Cadillac DPi-V.R race cars have led the race No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R had contact with GTD car early Eighty-five degrees and new tires challenging drivers
The 66th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts is now one third of the way in the books and the No. 7 Acura Team Penske Acura ARX-05 DPi car shared by Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor and Graham Rahal led the way at the four-hour mark.
For the second consecutive year at Sebring International Raceway, a Ford Mustang GT4 claimed victory in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
Cadillac DPi-V.R on Pole for Sebring 12 Hour Under perfect Florida weather conditions of sunshine and 80-degrees, the Cadillac four-some took to the 3.74-mile, 17-turn historic race track for the 15-minute qualifying session this afternoon. Tristan Vautier on pole in No. 90 Cadillac. Tristan Vautier, No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Cadillac DPi.VR.
One week after scoring his first career win in the 2018 Indy Lights championship on the streets of St. Petersburg, Pat O’Ward scored his first career win in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Friday at Sebring International Raceway.
Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring will see a quartet of Ferrari entries look to extend the rich racing legacy for the brand in one of the continent’s toughest races. Saturday’s race marks the second round of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as well as the North American Endurance Cup.