It was an eventful 63rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida

2016 Mar 19 28719393Image # 28719393 16-19 March, 2016, Sebring, Florida USA 5, Chevrolet, Corvette DP, P, Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi, Felipe Albuquerque ©2016, Richard Dole LAT Photo USA

Prototype (P)
1st overall place 1st place in class P 5 (Barbosa*)/Fittipaldi/Bourdais Corvette DP
2nd overall place 2nd place in class P 10 J.Taylor/(R.Taylor*)/Angelelli Corvette DP
3rd overall place 3rd place in class P 90 (Westbrook*)/Valiante/Rockenfell Corvette DP

2016 Mar 19 28720663Image # 28720663 16-19 March, 2016, Sebring, Florida, USA Class winners podium ©2016, Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA

Prototype Challenge (PC)
6th overall place 1st place in class PC 52 Guasch/Palmer/(Kimber-Smith*) ORECA FLM09
7th overall place 2nd place in class PC 54 Bennett/(Braun*)/Gue ORECA FLM09
9th overall place 3rd place in class PC 38 Mee/French/(Daly*) ORECA FLM09

2016 Mar 19 28720628Image # 28720628 16-19 March, 2016, Sebring, Florida, USA Class winners podium ©2016, Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA

GT Le Mans (GTLM)
10th overall place 1st place in class GTLM 3 Magnussen/(Garcia*)/Briscoe Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
11th overall place 2nd place in class GTLM 62 (Kaffer*)/Fisichella/Bertolini Ferrari F458 Italia
12th overall place 3rd place in class GTLM 17 Sellers/(Henzler*)/P.Long Porsche 911 RSR

2016 Mar 19 28719483Image # 28719483 16-19 March, 2016, Sebring, Florida USA 67, Ford GT, GT, GTLM, Ryan Briscoe, Scott Dixon, Richard Westbrook ©2016, Richard Dole LAT Photo USA

GT Daytona (GTD)
15th overall place 1st place in class GTD 23 James/(M.Farnbacher*)/Riberas Porsche 911 GT America
16th overall place 2nd place in class GTD 007 Nielsen/(J.Davison*)/B.Davis Aston Martin V12 Vantage
18th overall place 3rd place in class GTD 63 Sweedler/To.Bell/(Lazzaro*) Ferrari 458 Italia

2016 Mar 19 28719463Image # 28719463 16-19 March, 2016, Sebring, Florida USA 24, BMW, Riley DP, P, Carlos de Quesada, Cameron Lawrence, Daniel Morad, Dominik Farnbacher ©2016, Richard Dole LAT Photo USA

Fastest Drivers:
P Olivier Pla
GTLM Bill Auberlen
PC Bruno Junqueira
GTD Mario Farnbacher

2016 Mar 19 28719468Image # 28719468 16-19 March, 2016, Sebring, Florida USA 52, Chevrolet, ORECA FLM09, PC, Robert Alon, Tom Kimber-Smith, Jose Gutierrez ,54, Chevrolet, ORECA FLM09, PC, Jonathan Bennett, Colin Braun, Mark Wilkins ©2016, Richard Dole LAT Photo USA

DEKRA Green Challenge Award
GTLM #62, Risi Competizione

The race had action with 6 Full Course Cautions & 1 red flag: 1st Caution on lap 28 – 32 Car 98, off course. 2nd Caution on lap 48 – 53 Car 60, contact. 3rd Caution on lap 70 – 74 Car 0, off course. 4th Caution on lap 98 – 101 Car 31, off course. 5th Caution on lap 157 – 160 Car 16, off course. 6th Caution on lap 277 – 280 Car 4, off course. With just over 9 hours left the race was red flagged for lighting in the area that was dangerous for fans & marshals.

2016 Mar 19 28719413Image # 28719413 16-19 March, 2016, Sebring, Florida USA 44, Audi, R8 LMS GT3, GTD, John Potter, Andy Lally, Marco Seefried pit stop. ©2016, Richard Dole LAT Photo USA

The race 15 lead changes: Lap Leaders: 1-20 57, 21-22 5, 23-48 1, 49-99 5, 100-114 90, 115-124 5, 125-125 01, 126-146 5, 147-149 01, 150-157 5, 158-176 01, 177-177 90, 178-183 5, 184-190 01, 191-340 5.

2016 Mar 19 28721568Image # 28721568 16-19 March, 2016, Sebring, Florida, USA , 45, Audi, R8, GTD, Nic Jonsson, Pierre Kaffer, Tracy Krohn ©2016, Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA

63rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida
Sebring International Raceway / 3.74 miles TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

March 18 – 21, 2015 / Sebring, Florida Unofficial Race Report

Overall Position Class Position Class Car # Drivers Laps Car Status
1 1 P 5 (Barbosa*)/Fittipaldi/Bourdais 340 Corvette DP Running
2 2 P 10 J.Taylor/(R.Taylor*)/Angelelli 339 Corvette DP Running
3 3 P 90 (Westbrook*)/Valiante/Rockenfell 339 Corvette DP Running
4 4 P 01 (Hand*)/Pruett/Dixon 339 Ford EcoBoost Riley DP Running
5 5 P 31 Curran/(Cameron*)/Papis 338 Corvette DP Running
6 1 PC 52 Guasch/Palmer/(Kimber-Smith*) 334 ORECA FLM09 Running
7 2 PC 54 Bennett/(Braun*)/Gue 334 ORECA FLM09 Running
8 6 P 57 T.Krohn/Jonsson/(Pla*) 334 Judd Running
9 3 PC 38 Mee/French/(Daly*) 333 ORECA FLM09 Running
10 1 GTLM 3 Magnussen/(Garcia*)/Briscoe 330 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Running
11 2 GTLM 62 (Kaffer*)/Fisichella/Bertolini 330 Ferrari F458 Italia Running
12 3 GTLM 17 Sellers/(Henzler*)/P.Long 329 Porsche 911 RSR Running
13 4 GTLM 24 J.Edwards/(Luhr*)/Klingmann 329 BMW Z4 GTE Running
14 5 GTLM 911 Tandy/(Pilet*)/Lietz/Bamber 328 Porsche 911 RSR Running
15 1 GTD 23 James/(M.Farnbacher*)/Riberas 318 Porsche 911 GT America Running
16 2 GTD 007 Nielsen/(J.Davison*)/B.Davis 318 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Running
17 6 GTLM 98 Dalla Lana/(Lamy*)/Turner/Laud 318 Aston Martin Vantage V8 Running
18 3 GTD 63 Sweedler/To.Bell/(Lazzaro*) 318 Ferrari 458 Italia Running
19 4 GTD 93 Carter/Goossens/(Keating*)/Lawr 317 Dodge Viper SRT Running
20 5 GTD 48 Haase/(B.Miller*)/von Moltke 317 Audi R8 LMS Running
21 7 GTLM 912 Bergmeister/Bamber/(Makowieck 317 Porsche 911 RSR Running
22 8 GTLM 25 Auberlen/(Werner*)/Farfus 317 BMW Z4 GTE Running
23 6 GTD 58 Ma.Snow/(Heylen*)/Valverde 316 Porsche 911 GT America Running
24 7 GTD 22 MacNeil/(L.Keen*)/A.Davis 316 Porsche 911 GT America Running
25 8 GTD 97 Marsal/Palttala/Priaulx/(Said*) 315 BMW Z4 Running
26 9 GTD 33 Keating/(J.Bleekemolen*)/S.Blee 314 Dodge Viper SRT Not Running
27 7 P 50 (Pace)/DeFoor/Hinton/Schroeder 309 BMW Power Riley DP Running
28 10 GTD 49 Perazzini/(Cioci*)/Aguas/E.Potoli 308 Ferrari 458 Italia Running
29 4 PC 85 Goikhberg/C.Miller/(Mitchell*)/Kr 290 ORECA FLM09 Not Running
30 5 PC 8 van der Zande/Schultis/(Popow*) 280 ORECA FLM09 Running
31 6 PC 11 Junqueira/(Cumming*)/Menezes 267 ORECA FLM09 Not Running
32 9 GTLM 4 Gavin/(Milner*)/Pagenaud 264 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Not Running
33 8 P 2 Brown/(van Overbeek*)/Fogarty 211 Honda HPD ARX Not Running
34 7 PC 16 Drumwright/Drissi/D.Cheng/(Plo 194 ORECA FLM09 Running
35 11 GTD 44 Potter/(Lally*)/Seefried 179 Porsche 911 GT America Not Running
36 9 P 1 Sharp/(Dalziel*)/Heinemeier Han 162 Honda HPD ARX Not Running
37 12 GTD 73 Lindsey/(Pumpelly*)/Norman 155 Porsche 911 GT America Not Running
38 10 P 70 (Nunez*)/Bomarito/Tremblay 111 Mazda Prototype Not Running
39 11 P 07 (T.Long)/Joel.Miller/Devlin/Trem 104 Mazda Prototype Not Running
40 13 GTD 81 (Faulkner*)/Skeen/Avenatti/Gier 97 Porsche 911 GT America Not Running
41 12 P 0 (Rojas*)/Legge/Meyrick 60 DeltaWing DWC13 Not Running
42 13 P 60 Pew/(Negri Jr.*)/Wilson 46 Honda HPD Ligier JS P2 Not Running
43 14 GTD 45 (Holzer*)/Thorne/Thompson 23 Audi R8 LMS Not Running
44 14 P 7 Mayer/Hartley 0 BWM Power Riley DP DNS
45 15 GTD 18 DNS 0 Porsche 911 GT America DNS
46 16 GTD 009 DNS 0 Aston Martin V12 Vantage DNS

*Qualifying Driver (Starting Driver)

Time of race: 12:01:40.097 / Margin of victory: 1 Laps

DEKRA Green Challenge Award
GTLM #62, Risi Competizione

Classes

Prototype (P): Combining Daytona Prototypes, LMP2 and DeltaWing cars, the Prototype class features the fastest and most technologically advanced sports cars in North America, which are capable of speeds of 200 mph.

Prototype Challenge (PC): Prototype Challenge is a spec class featuring open top race cars and technology such as carbon fiber chassis, carbon brakes and a sequential gearbox.

GT Le Mans (GTLM): GT Le Mans machines are the most elite and fastest GT cars on the track, but are still based on production models. A true proving ground for leading manufacturers, GTLM cars are capable of speeds in excess of 180 mph.

GT Daytona (GTD): GT Daytona cars are the second fastest of the GT classes and are enhanced (not defined by) technology.

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