The NGT Motorsport team entered it's first professional race at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, which is part of the American Le Mans Series championship. Their regular drivers Henrique Cisneros and Carlos Kauffmann were coming off the back of winning the Patron GT3 challenge in 2010. They enlisted Pro driver Sean Edwards to accompany them during the long distance races.
They were consistently fastest throughout the winter test day and most of Sebring week, but two crashed at T17 were to push the team beyond their normal call of duty. They were unable to qualify, but the team pulled an all nighter and had the car ready for the morning warm up, where the car was quickest once again!
The race got underway, with NGT climbing all the way to the lead by hour 1 and holding onto it for most of the next 6 hours. Only for a mistaken wave by and the subsequent penalty which lost them 3 laps, they would have been fighting for the victory. Nevertheless they fought all the way back to 3rd place and never gave up, which was an amazing feat in their first Pro race! They also set the fastest lap of the race on a 2.07.7.
Porsche World Cup Nordschleife Onboard with Sean Edwards
Team Abu Dhabi by tolimit driver Sean Edwards finished 4th overall, 3rd in Supercup, 3rd in Carrera Cup and now leads both championships.
The race was so wet and it being his first time at this track in these conditions the race was a tough one!
The car is a standard 2011 997 GT3 Cup with no abs.
ALMS Sebring Winter Test with Sean Edwards in a GTC Porsche
Ride onboard with Sean Edwards for a few laps round the famous Sebring race track, in preparation for the 12 Hours of Sebring 2011. He is driving the #30 Porsche 997 Cup in the GTC class, run by NGT Motorosport.
The team ended the two day test fastest on a 2.05.6, half a second clear of second place.
Big Save at Sebring!
A RSR braking on a flat out part of the circuit while I am on a flying lap, which nearly ends in a big crash!
Porsche 934.5 Spa Classic 2011
Our Porsche 934.5 at the 2011 Spa Classic race. It had rained prior to the race and we made the decision to start on slicks while everyone else stuck with rain tires apart from one RSR (he won). Our strategy would have worked as the track dried up very quickly and every team had to pit for slicks. Our first driver got aggressive too early, no excuse as we were so much faster. He touched the curb on the inside which is like ice when wet, and that was that. The damage is minimal, and we hope to have it back on the track within 1-2 months.