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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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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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