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