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Reliving history at Sebring
Mar19

Reliving history at Sebring

The 1965 Sebring-winning Chaparral 2 will turn exhibition laps this weekend celebrating the 50th anniversary of its victory in one of the greatest races in Sebring history. The Chevrolet-powered prototype driven by Jim Hall and Hap Sharp won the pole and broke the race lap record as they bested the previously dominant Ford and Ferrari entries. Jim Hall II will drive his father’s car for the exhibition laps and the Chaparral 2 will be...

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Ligier’s leap to the front at Sebring
Mar19

Ligier’s leap to the front at Sebring

The Ligier P2-style prototypes set the pace in the second session at Sebring today with Nissan factory LM P1 star Olivier Pla topping the times for Krohn Racing. Pla stopped the clocks at 1:52.731 – ahead of Oz Negri in he Honda-powered version who was .8 of a second slower. Christian Fittipaldi was the fastest Daytona Prototype in third place ahead of Joey Hand’s Ganassi Racing Ford entry. BMW were again fast in GTLM with...

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BMW’s retro machine fast at Sebring
Mar19

BMW’s retro machine fast at Sebring

The No.25 BMW was fast back in 1975 when it won here at Sebring, now in 2015 the new No.25 showed equally strong pace in the opening practice session for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Dirk Werner put the retro-livered Z4 on the top spot with a lap of 1:59.496 ahead of a pair of Porsches driven by Richard Lietz and Bryan Sellers. Early session leader Jan Magnussen finished the session fourth fastest for Corvette Racing. Only...

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Ready to roar at Sebring
Mar19

Ready to roar at Sebring

  We’re ready to roll at Sebring. The opening session for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is just minutes away – kicking off round two of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. All teams will have three sessions on track today at 10:15am, 2:25pm and 7:15pm for the night session. Qualifying takes place tomorrow afternoon before Saturday’s 12 hour battle kicks off at 10:40am. Porsche’s Richard Lietz is...

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Race car physics: Sebring style
Mar18

Race car physics: Sebring style

Getting a race car well balanced and connected to the track for the entire 12 hours here at Sebring International Raceway requires a lot of good driver-team communication. Fans can listen to team radios and follow the team as well as the Series telecasts, radio and team social media feeds to stay fully engaged. But if you listen in, you want to know what terms like “mid-corner understeer,” or “on-throttle oversteer,” and “high speed...

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