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Sebring: 3 hour update
Mar15

Sebring: 3 hour update

  The debut of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at Sebring has been an action packed affair over the first three hours – however, we’ve actually seen less than two hours of racing. The GT Daytona class SRT Viper of Ben Keating suffered a dramatic fire after 18 minutes – the car being engulfed in flames and suffering significant damage while track safety crew struggled to put out the flames. The fire fight...

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Michelin knows Sebring is cool
Mar15

Michelin knows Sebring is cool

The forecast calls for plenty of sunshine on a clear race day with temperatures slightly over 80 degrees, but while the sunshine will warm the huge crowd, the 3.74 mile circuit at Sebring International Raceway will stay relatively cool for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring according to Ken Payne, technical director of motorsports, Michelin North America. “The track surface here at Sebring doesn’t retain much heat, even from a...

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Green flag at Sebring
Mar15

Green flag at Sebring

We’re green for the start of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The No.91 Viper had a last minute drama after being struck by another car in the pit lane during the morning warm-up. The Bill Riley-led crew had to undertake dramatic last minute repairs on the grid before the green. The race is live now on Fox Sports 1 in the US for the first three hours. Fans will then be able to watch live on http://www.imsa.com. International...

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Brabham family dynasty
Mar14

Brabham family dynasty

Sebring has been a happy hunting ground for the Brabham family. It all began in 1959, when Sir Jack took his first of three Formula 1 World Championships by pushing his out-of-fuel Cooper-Climax across the line to finish fourth in the US Grand Prix.  Thirty years later, Geoff took the 12 Hours of Sebring title for Nissan in 1989 and again in 1991, teamed with brother Gary, while David has so far scored a trio of victories across GT1,...

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Porsche’s Christensen on GTLM pole
Mar14

Porsche’s Christensen on GTLM pole

Porsche North America may have won on debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona but they’ve shown their speed may be here to stay with young Dane Michael Christensen scoring the GTLM pole for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Christensen stopped the clocks at 1:58.933 – the only man to break into the 1 minute, 58 second bracket. The qualifying performance was the first opportunity for the young Danish driver in only his third...

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Bourdais and Action Express take pole
Mar14

Bourdais and Action Express take pole

He was a key player in Action Express Racing’s Rolex 24 at Daytona success and now Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais has stormed to pole for this week’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Bourdais dominated prototype qualifying to become the only man into the one minute, 51 second bracket – grabbing pole at 1:51.917. The balance between Daytona Prototype and Le Mans-style LM P2 machines seemed close with two DPs and two P2s...

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