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Sebring – Dijyano – Sebring Secrets Revisited

It seems like only yesterday… well… actually it was the day before, we presented the secrets to success at Sebring. The consensus of our informal survey of team managers, drivers, crews and race engineers was that the keys to success here in the 12 Hours of Sebring boiled down to three factors; speed, reliability, and having a bit of luck. One of the things they mentioned was to avoid contact, especially with your teammates. Well, ten...

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Race to the Finish

Less than three hours remain in the 12 Hours of Sebring and now the changes come into play. The cars will have to battle darkness, cooler temperatures and traffic in the time period when things usually shift. In P2, they have. The Highcroft Racing HPD ARX 01-c led the first eight hours flag-to-flag, but lost nearly 20 minutes in the pits (12 laps) with an electrical wiring issue in the cockpit. Simon Pagenaud said he hoped the car...

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Sebring Race is on
Mar20

Sebring Race is on

The 12 Hours of Sebring is underway with a great crowd under clear blue skies on perfect spring day.  Alex Wurz in the No. 07 Peugeot diesel takes the early lead but his teammate Sebastien Bourdais is fighting off a strong early move by Emanuele Pirro in the Drayson Lola. The internet is back to life here at Sebring, but the action on the track has been caution free.  An early Porsche v. Porsche battle between Wolf Henzler and the...

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Michelin Sweeps Sebring Prototype Poles
Mar19

Michelin Sweeps Sebring Prototype Poles

In the first American Le Mans Series race with three prototype classes, LMP1, LMP2 and LMPC, Michelin-shod cars scored pole positions in each for Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway. The top six cars overall rode on Michelin tires. Peugeot again swept the top two positions overall and in LMP1 with the turbo diesel 908 HDi FAPs. Marc Gene was more than six tenths of a second quicker than Nicolas...

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Risi Ferrari’s Red Storm

This is the third in a five-part GT2 class preview series. To win a major endurance race in sports car racing, the path to victory in the GT2 category goes through Risi Competizione. The sports car stalwarts, based out of Houston and run by Giuseppe Risi, are riding on the waves of five consecutive major endurance race victories – the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans and Petit Le Mans, and a sweep of the 12 Hours of Sebring, Le Mans, and...

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