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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: 12H Sebring

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action this weekend with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, which also serves as the second leg of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: 

Race: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts

Track: Sebring International Raceway; 17-turn, 3.7-mile road course

Length: 12 hours

Entries: 43 cars across three classes: 16 cars (P), 9 cars (GTLM), 18 cars (GTD)


Thursday, Mar. 15 (all times ET)
Practice 1 – 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Practice 2 – 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
Practice 3 –  7:35 – 9:05 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 16
Practice 4 – 8 – 9 a.m.
Qualifying  – 12:30 – 1:05 p.m.
CTSC Race – 2:45 p.m (2 hours)

Saturday, Mar. 17
Warmup – 8 – 8:20 a.m.
Race –  10:40 a.m. (12 hours)

Previous Winners: Wayne Taylor Racing (P),Corvette Racing (GTLM), Riley Team AMG (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Neel Jani (P), Ryan Briscoe GTLM), Tristan Vautier (GTD)

Driver Insight: “The Sebring race is super cool and is one of my favorites, but the track is so bumpy that drivers really have to take care of the car. It exhausts both the car and the driver. Being consistent and staying mentally cool and focused are the key elements needed to do well in this race. The car needs to be balanced enough to race during the day, and still stay competitive after the temperature drops at night and we push through those final two hours of racing.”  – Christina Nielsen, No. 58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R

Drive Times: Minimum: 3 hours (GTD); Base time: 1 hour (all drivers); Maximum: 7 hours and no more than 4 hours in a 6-hour period

Tires: Continental Tire “Black” P2700 for P; Continental Tire “Gold” G6500 for GTD; Multiple tire options for GTLM

Pit Stops: 45-50  minute stint length for P; 55-60 minutes for GTLM/GTD

Weather: Sunny, High: 83 F; 0 percent chance of rain

TV: Flag-to-flag coverage between FOX family of networks

Saturday, March 17 (all times ET)
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FS1
12:30 – 3:40 p.m. FS2
3:40 – 6 p.m. FSGO
6 – 11 p.m. FS2

International coverage on

Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio

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  1. Kingsnake

    March 14, 2018 at 11:02 am

    FSGO do something else …

  2. Mike S

    March 14, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I never trust the FS1 authentication. Yeah I have FS1 but for some reason on the Go app I am suspicious that the FS2 slots won’t work on the Go app even with authentication confirmed. Love Fox Sports!!

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