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50-Car Entry for Sebring ‘SuperSaturday’ iRacing Event

Capacity field of 50 entries set for first-ever IMSA Sebring ‘SuperSaturday’ iRacing event…

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A capacity field of 50 cars are set for tomorrow’s inaugural IMSA Sebring ‘SuperSaturday’ iRacing event, being held as a virtual replacement to the rescheduled Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

The final entry list, released Friday by IMSA, represents seven previous Sebring winners, 11 IMSA champions as well as several IndyCar drivers making cameo appearances in the 90-minute, single-driver race featuring GT Le Mans class machinery.

Eligible to WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Michelin Pilot Challenge drivers, among top-name drivers taking part include Joao Barbosa (Ferrari 488 GTE), Felipe Nasr (BMW M8 GTE), Harry Tincknell (Ford GT), Mirko Bortolotti (Porsche), Matt Campbell (Porsche), Filipe Albuquerque (Porsche), Jeroen Bleekemolen (Porsche) and Richard Westbrook (Ford).

“I’ve been racing in IMSA a long time, and when I saw the opportunity to get reunited in the Ford GT – at Sebring as well – it was too good of an opportunity to pass up,” said Westbrook.

BMW has come out in force with a four-car effort featuring factory drivers Bruno Spengler, Jesse Krohn and Nicky Catsburg as well as Colton Herta, as part of a ten-driver effort across multiple iRacing events on Saturday from the German manufacturer’s sim racing program.

“Sim racing is an important tool that allows a driver to stay fit,” Spengler said. “And now, while we are all staying safe, we can keep on doing our job.

“I am pleased to be a part of this event and look to put on a good show along with my BMW colleagues.”

The race, featuring commentary from IMSA Radio’s John Hindhaugh, gets underway Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on the iRacing eSports network as well as Twitch.

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 FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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