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43 Entries for Sebring

Entry list for second round of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship released…

Photo: Scott LePage/IMSA

A total of 43 cars are on the entry list for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, as IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams gear up for the second round of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.

Next weekend’s race will see a total of 16 Prototypes, nine GT Le Mans cars and 18 GT Daytona entries do battle on the Florida airfield circuit.

ENTRY LIST: 12H Sebring

There are no major changes, or surprises in either Prototype or GTLM, with Joel Miller and Nelson Panciatici confirmed in the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports and No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibsons, respectively.

Bruno Senna is slated to return to the No. 32 United Autosports Ligier JS P217 Gibon after missing last month’s IMSA-sanctioned test due to an illness.

The most notable absence is the BAR1 Motorsports Riley Mk.30 Gibson, which is not currently entered.

James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi, meanwhile, complete the lineup in the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE alongside Toni Vilander.

While the majority of the GTLM field has opted for three-driver lineups, both of the factory Porsche 911 RSRs currently list only its two full-season drivers. 

The 18-car strong GTD class will see the debut of CJ Wilson Racing’s Acura NSX GT3 and a revised lineup for Turner Motorsport, with reigning Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS champion Dillon Machavern in the No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 alongside Markus Palttala and Don Yount.

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is set for March 17.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John



  1. Seth

    March 7, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Dillon Machavern has made a start

    • John Dagys

      March 7, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks. Didn’t remember that.

  2. Almzkid

    March 7, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Where is bar1?

    • HawaiianShirt

      March 7, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      In the land of hopelessly uncompetitive cars

    • DanO

      March 8, 2018 at 3:20 am

      Same place the Mazda’s will be very soon.

      • Johannes275

        March 10, 2018 at 10:56 pm

        Sorry DanO, but as tough as Daytona has been, the Mazda’s are massively improved, and they’ll shine soon enough.

  3. Travis McBee

    March 7, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Is Porsche really opting for two drivers this race?

    • KW

      March 8, 2018 at 7:35 am

      No, they have just confirmed Gimmi Bruni and Mako. They just have the habit of confirming first their permanent IMSA drivers Pilet/Tandy and Vanthoor/Bamber and announcing the “support drivers” later, who can be different for every NAEC race.

  4. Max

    March 7, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    What a great field. Looking forward to the race.

  5. Ron Mills

    March 7, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    hopefully IMSA will be able to provide a decent online live stream to Canada this time.

  6. Change it up

    March 8, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Was that whole Transformers sponsored Oreca LMP2 just a fad?

    • Travis McBee

      March 8, 2018 at 11:53 am

      It was a Ligier actually.

  7. Keith

    March 11, 2018 at 11:22 am

    What is the status on d3 racing or is it never going to happen? Prior stories had them missing Daytona to focus on a debut at sebring.

  8. T.I.D.E. ferrari racing,Anna Marshall

    March 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Terrific group of cars. Bonus, Historic Sportscar Racing’s 40th. Ray & Susan Saunders extention of the 1977 Kendall Oil Historic Races that Kendall Oil sponsored for 11 years as well as Watkins Glenn @ F1 races in the seventies by VSCCA. Anna Marshall yachts, T.I.D.E. ferrari racing, palmbeachTIDEmuseum dot com tom davis

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