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Porsche and Corvette crash fighting for lead
Mar19

Porsche and Corvette crash fighting for lead

Both Porsche and Corvette were left disappointed after the No.911 Porsche and the No.3 Corvette GTLM machines were taken out of race contention while fighting for the lead at the 12 hours of Sebring. Kevin Estre had the race lead for Porsche with Corvette’s Jan Magnussen closing to fight for the top spot on lap 116. The pair split a GT Daytona Audi down the main straight with Magnussen on the dry line adjacent to the pit wall...

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Rainy red flag at Sebring
Mar19

Rainy red flag at Sebring

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring has been halted by thunderstorms including heavy rain – all cars are confined to pit lane under a red flag. The first drops of rain began to fall after 60 minutes and intensified 20 minutes later sending the first cars to the pit lane to switch to wet tires. A key safety car period kicked off at 96 minutes into the race but a number of key contenders pitted for wets before the pits were open...

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Weather looming for Sebring
Mar19

Weather looming for Sebring

Things are getting busy in the tire compounds at Sebring International Raceway with wet weather tires being readied for today’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. While we will be dry for the green flag at 10:40am, thunderstorms are forecast for 1:00pm and heavy thunderstorms looming an hour later. Sebring is a tough track to master at the best of times, it’s even more of a challenge when rain begins to fall. “You take...

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The challenges of Sebring
Mar18

The challenges of Sebring

  The Mobil 1 Twelve 12 Hours of Sebring is the ultimate test of man and machine – a true torture test with large bumps, blind turns, traffic and for tomorrow’s race – potentially rain as well. Michelin Alley spoke with five drivers from BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Ford and Porsche on Twitter today to find out about the challenges that lay ahead in round two of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  ...

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Pla scores back-to-back Sebring poles
Mar18

Pla scores back-to-back Sebring poles

Frenchman Olivier Pla may be 4603 miles from his home in Toulouse, France but the Michael Shank Racing driver again proved he is very much at home here at Sebring International Raceway by taking his second consecutive pole position for tomorrow’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. After being outpaced by the Daytona Prototype machines after a post-Daytona balance of performance adjustment, few expected the Le Mans-style LM P2...

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