Corvette Racing News Sebring Gates open Tomorrow

  • Jan 22, 2013
  • Pratt Miller

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Note: it is said that the C7 will be at the Corvette corral in Sebring!

Gates open Tomorrow!

Gates will open Wednesday morning for the 61st running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida. America’s premier sports car endurance race runs on Saturday beginning at 10:45 am. A variety of tickets are still available at the gate.

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Audi, Corvette Fastest

in First Test Day

Lucas di Grassi set the fastest time for Audi in the opening day of testing for the 61st Sebring with a lap of 1:46.262 (126.706 mph) in the No. 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid prototype.

The Brazilian, a past Formula One regular and current test driver for Pirelli, drives in the U.S. for the first time in 19 years when the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón opens its season Saturday at the famed Sebring circuit.

Di Grassi’s lap in the second of Monday’s four-hour session at Sebring International Raceway was 0.199 seconds clear of Rebellion Racing’s No. 12 Lola B12/60-Toyota. It’s best time of 1:46.461 (126.469 mph) came in the morning portion of testing. Nico Prost, Nick Heidfeld and Neel Jani are in the No. 12 entry.

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing’s Honda Performance Development ARX-03a was third quickest at 1:47.157 (125.647 mph) – set in the afternoon. Klaus Graf, Lucas Luhr and Romain Dumas drive the No. 6 car.

Corvette Racing, looking for its first Sebring victory since 2009, led GT with a 1:59.411 (112.753 mph) for the No. 4 Corvette C6 ZR1 of defending ALMS class champions Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin, and Richard Westbrook. Aston Martin Racing’s No. 97 Aston Martin Vantage was second at 1:59.969 (112.229 mph); Darren Turner, Stefan Mucke and Bruno Senna share driving duties.

Sebring TV Coverage

Returns to SPEED

More than 10 hours of coverage of

America’s toughest endurance race

The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón returns to SPEED Saturday for its 2013 season opener. Television’s leading motorsport channel will air 10.5 hours of the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.

Bob Varsha, Calvin Fish, Dorsey Schroeder, Brian Till, Johnny O’Connell and Justin Bell will call the action from the commentary booth at Sebring Raceway. Roving the pitlane will be reporters Jamie Howe, Kelli Stavast, Chris Neveill and Andrew Marriott.

SPEED begins its coverage with a pre-race show at 10:30 a.m. ET with the green flag set for 10:45. After a one-hour break at noon, SPEED returns to Sebring from 1 to 7:30 p.m. and airs the final three hours of the race from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.


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