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Heavy Rain Arrives in Second Hour

Heavy rain arrives at Sebring; multiple incidents…


Multiple teams have hit trouble in the second hour, following a sudden downpour and accident that has put the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring under the second caution of the race.

Christian Fittipaldi is now out front, leading an Action Express Racing 1-2, after pit stops for both the leading Ligier JS P2 Hondas for Continental wet tires during a first spout of rain.

Most of the teams stayed out as conditions improved until a sudden downpour 20 minutes later, which resulted in a number of off-course excursions and a heavy accident.

Townsend Bell lost control of his No. 11 Change Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 on the Ulmann Straight and slammed hard into the barriers, which brought out the yellow.

Bell was evaluated and released from the infield care center.

The No. 54 CORE autosport Oreca FLM09 of Jon Bennett, meanwhile, spun and was stuck on track.

Risi Competizione’s Giancarlo Fisichella leads GT Le Mans in his Ferrari 488 GTE car, while the PR1/Mathiasen Motorports entry of Robert Alon is out front in Prototype Challenge.

Madison Snow, meanwhile, leads GT Daytona in the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini.

All cars are now on wet weather tires, although the rain has eased up.

The race remains under caution as barrier repairs are made following Bell’s accident.

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