ALMS Sebring 12 Hour Highlights - #30 NGT Porsche + Helicopter!
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.
How To Drive a Fast Lap of Sebring - SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente, host of ShakeDown, shares track notes of how to drive the Sebring 12hr race course. With the help of racers he has known, an interview with 2012 winner - Allan McNish, and an in-car lap that Madison Snow drove in his Platinum Class Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama racecar, ShakeDown breaks down the 3.7 mile track, corner by corner. If you like, we can do more tracks as part of the ShakeDown University racer skills training series.
Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama on/DRIVE
Audi Sport's Ulrich Baretzky Interview - DRIVE UNCUT
ShakeDown University courses -
SDU / The '4 Fasts' - http://tinyurl.com/sd120310
SDU / Driving Skills - http://tinyurl.com/sd121010
SDU / Passing Skills - http://tinyurl.com/sd21111
SDU / The Racing Line - http://tinyurl.com/sd4811
SDU / Car Setup - http://tinyurl.com/sd81911
SDU / Sponsorships - http://tinyurl.com/sd12012
Starting w/ Karting - http://tinyurl.com/kartskills
Seb Vettel Advice - http://tinyurl.com/sd61011
Allan McNish Advice - http://tinyurl.com/sd100711
Allan McNish Advice2 - http://tinyurl.com/sd31612
SIMRACEWAY blog - http://blog.simraceway.com/
The 24hrs of Audi R18 e-tron quattro Sebring Test - SHAKEDOWN
After winning the Sebring 12hrs, Audi stayed over to conduct tests of their new 2012 R18 e-tron quattro and ultra Le Mans racecars. Leo Parente and /DRIVE were invited to observe and talk with the team. Watch the e-tron in action, listen to the thoughts of Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich [Head of Audi Sport], Ulrich Baretsky [Head of Engine Development] and Allan McNish [one of the 2012 Sebring winning Audi racers]. And more.
MulsannesCorner.com has a ton of R18 details. Enjoy.
Sebring 2012 ShakeDown Stories -
Sebring 2012 TrackSide -
The biggest crashes, blowups, flames and Close calls of 2010
After attending 15 events in 2010, I thought it would be interesting to go back through all the footage to find all the blowups, close calls from the year.
Events covered in this video
- Sydney Powercruise
- Queensland Powercruise
- The Ultimate Burnout Challenge (TUBC)
- Street Machine Nationals
- Xtreme Motorsport Showdown
- Gazza Nationals
- Spring Nationals
- Burnout Mayhem
- Summer Skidfest
- Winton Performance Car Mania
Huge thanks to everyone who makes all these events happen - Organisers, Officials, Entrants and Spectators, looking forward to another explosive year in 2011!
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Top Fuel Dragster Helmet Cam - Phil Read
Phil Read Elimination round 1 at Perth Motorplex, January 29th 2011. Helmet cam view of Phil's pass. $800 worth of Nitro Methane gone in 2 minutes. Supercharger blows off and yet another fireball in the second half of the pass. Car still ran 4.90, but had more speed at half track than at the finish. Next pass was more steady and much faster - 311mph (501kph) in a virtual dead heat with Phil Lamattina. 4.806 vs 4.808. TOP FUEL is something you HAVE to experience first-hand at some stage in your life, even if just once. And if you like this clip, you'll love this one:
Julian Garfield HPDE 2 at Summit Point
13yr old Julian Garfield's HPDE 2 at Summit Point on the Main Circuit. The car is an SSM Miata (stock motor). At this event, he had a chance to "reel in" another SSM driver.
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