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 IMSA.com
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. IMSA.com
10 – 11 p.m. FOX Sports 2
Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio
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