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Auberlen leads BMW 1-2 in qualifying
Mar18

Auberlen leads BMW 1-2 in qualifying

BMW veteran Bill Auberlen lead an M6 1-2 for the Bavarian brand at Sebring as BMW Team RLL continued to dominate proceedings at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. After leading all four x four-hour sessions at the recent test and topping three of the four practice sessions here on race week, BMW continued their barnstorming performance in qualifying by scoring their first 1-2 performance since Long Beach last year. Auberlen’s...

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Crunch time at Sebring
Mar18

Crunch time at Sebring

  It’s now go time at Sebring – teams have fine tuned their set-up in the four practice sessions over the past two days and now qualifying looms at 3:30pm for the 64th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. In this morning’s final session Action Express Racing dominated the timesheet again with a 1-2 led by Dane Cameron – the third 1-2 result from four sessions for the Corvette Daytona Prototype...

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Sebring action kicks into high gear
Mar18

Sebring action kicks into high gear

Teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship have one final practice session this morning before qualifying for tomorrow’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Three practice sessions were run yesterday in warm conditions with track temperatures soaring to as high as 122 degrees fahrenheit. The coolest track temperature during the day was still hotter than the highest temp seen at the recent official IMSA test. Warm but...

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The ultimate free agents
Mar17

The ultimate free agents

As the baseball season approaches and football conducts its draft, a quick look at the entry list here at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring reminds us that race car drivers are the ultimate free agents. While there are technical regulations, testing limitations and other cost savings measures in place, there is no fixed salary cap in motorsports. For drivers, it is a global marketplace and there are no trades, compensatory draft...

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Corvette – American racers
Mar15

Corvette – American racers

You’ll find Doug Fehan’s picture on the cover of this weekend’s Michelin Alley print edition, but not his name on the trophies – the program manager for Corvette Racing has his thumbprints all over the hardware that comes from the team winning major races and championships for the past 16 years. With eight top GT class wins at the Le Mans 24 Hour race, nine wins here at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, plus a matched set of...

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