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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: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

Following an action-packed season-opener at Daytona, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship visits historic Sebring International Raceway for this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

The event also plays host to the second round of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: 

Race: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

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

Length: 12 hours

Entries: 47 cars spread across four classes: 14 cars (P), 7 cars (PC), 9 cars (GTLM), 17 cars (GTD)


Thursday, Mar. 19 (all times ET)
Practice 1 – 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Practice 2 – 2:25 – 3:25 p.m.
Practice 3 –  7:15 – 8:45 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 20
Practice 4 – 9:50 – 10:50 a.m.
CTSC Race – 1:05 p.m. (2 hours 30 minutes)
Qualifying – 4:20 – 5:50 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 21
Race –  10:40 a.m. (12 hours)

Previous Winners: Chip Ganassi Racing (P), CORE autosport (PC), Porsche North America (GTLM), Magnus Racing (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Sebastien Bourdais (P), Bruno Junqueira (PC), Michael Christensen (GTLM), Dane Cameron (GTD)

Driver Insight:  “Daytona is a 24-hour and Sebring is a 12-hour, but Sebring is almost a tougher race – definitely from a physical point of view. Sebring is way more physical for a driver mentally and physically, and it’s a lot tougher of a racetrack on the cars because it’s so rough and bumpy. If you’re going to have any car issues during the season, they’re likely going to happen at Sebring because it’ll shake any problems you might have right out of or off the car.” – Jordan Taylor, No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP.

Drive Times: Minimum: 3 hours (all classes); Maximum: 8 hours and no more than 4 hours in a 6-hour period

Tires: Continental Tire “Black” for P, PC and GTD classes. Multiple tire brands/compounds for GTLM

Pit Stops: 40-45 minute stint length for P/PC; 55-60 minutes for GTLM/GTD

Weather: Mostly Sunny, High: 90 F, Low 63 F; 10 percent chance of showers on Saturday morning

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

Saturday, Mar. 21 (all times ET)
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FOX Sports 1
12:30 – 7 p.m. FOX Sports 2
7 – 10 p.m.
10 – 11 p.m. FOX Sports 2

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

Spotter’s Guide: Click Here

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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