2012 Sebring 12 Hr Race Stories - /SHAKEDOWN
The 1st races of WEC - World Endurance Championship and ALMS - American Le
Mans Series at the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring. Leo Parente walks the pits
and the track, speaking to the head of the FIA, Jean Todt and the racers.
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
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.
@iRacing 120 minutes of Sebring 2012 race cockpit movie
This is my 2012 iRacing.com 120 minutes of Sebring cockpit movie. This race
is mixed class race with HPD ARX-01c LMP2, Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1, and
Ford GT GT2. This race started at 8am GMT as JPN/AUS/NZ timezone evening
There are 37 cars in the field: 20 LMP2 cars, 8 GT1 cars and 9 GT2 cars. I
drive C6.R and started from P3 of GT1 class. I expected this race would be
a nice race but it was not so good, there is start accident, there is
f-word hawler, there are some unexpected accidents and some of my mistakes.
I could not get checkered flag.
-Logitech G25 steering wheel controller
-Logitech MOMO Force steering wheel on G25 (for more thick section size.
connected only 2 buttons and paddles)
-Z1SimWheel.com LCD Box w/Touch Panel mounted on G25 body
-GiddyUp FP1 Pedal system
-TCRJAPAN shift knob for G25 shifter (sequential mode)
-self made Ex-Switch box
-self made aluminum frame cockpit
-very cheap bucket seat
-ASRock 990FX Extreme4
-AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE, turbo off
-Zalman CNPS9900 MAX
-Radeon HD4890 + Radeon HD5450, PCIEx16+x16
-19" + 22" + 19" monitors
--1280x1024 + 1650x1050 + 1280x1024 for desktop
--1024x768 + 1440x900 + 1024x768 for SoftTH 1.09
-Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
-Creative HS-1000 USB headset.
iRacing graphics options are almost full.
render.ini [Graphics Options] ProceduralHeadlights=1
3 monitors width are about 120cm and distance from my eye is about 75cm and
set FOV about 80-90.
virtual mirror on for C6.R because I can't see mirrors on this FOV.
app.ini [Replay] spoolingEnabled=1 ... Don't forget this for the long
start from grid 23 (class 3rd). slow LMP1 car mess my rhythm
L01 02:06.616 P20 off track: avoiding accident
L02 02:00.508 P19
L03 02:00.536 P20
L04 02:01.411 P20
L05 01:59.833 P19
L06 02:01.216 P17
L07 02:00.291 P17
L08 02:01.322 P18
L09 02:01.566 P18
L10 02:00.682 P17
L11 02:02.835 P17
L12 02:08.400 P19 HPD push my rear, lost control and bit broken
L13 01:59.434 P19 fastest lap
L14 02:02.242 P19
L15 02:00.214 P19
L16 02:03.224 P19
L17 02:04.505 P21 passed FGT hit me from inside at last corner, lost
control and broken more
L18 02:18.799 P21 spun broken car and hit rear bit
L19 02:42.235 P19 pitted, fast repair done
L20 02:04.901 P17 spun half but no damage
L21 02:00.171 P17
L22 01:59.670 P17
L23 02:02.633 P17
L24 02:00.062 P17
L25 02:02.658 P16
L26 02:00.532 P16
L27 02:17.222 P16 spun and hit wall a bit broken maybe
L28 off the line and hit the wall, big damage. can't repaired enough and