12 Hours of Sebring 2011-NGT Motorsport
Ron Atlantico Racing NGT Motorsport GTC #030 in the 2011 59th Annual Mobil
1 12 Hours of Sebring by Fresh Florida. In-car race highlights of our
third place finish. Drivers Henrique Cisneros, Carlos Kauffmann and Sean
2011 Ferrari 458 GTC (Spy Shots)
The car introduced a few days ago as the GT2 version of the Ferrari 458
Italia, has been revealed by the company as the Ferrari 458 GTC. Here's a
few shots from the car's first shakedown at the Fiorano test track, as it's
being prepared to take on Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette and all the other
names in different GT series next year.
Jaime Melo, the Brazilian who competed in this year's American Le Mans
Series with the Risi Competizione team, is the man responsible for the
car's development on track. Official specs of the Ferrari 458 GTC is yet to
be revealed, but according to a report due to the mandatory restrictors,
the V8engine will be tuned at 470 hp. For different racing series of
course, the output would vary.
Other details, as we reported earlier, include Hewland six-speed sequential
transmission, 18-inch wheels, and of course a price tag of 480,000 Euro!
Antonello Coletta, head of the Ferrari Corse Clienti Department had this to
say about the initial testing of the 458 GTC: "We are pleased with the
feedback we have had from the engineers and drivers about the car."
Development is in its initial statges and this is just the third test the
car has undergone at Fiorano. "Thanks to the good weather these past two
day, it has been possible to gather more data than in previous sessions,
which were run in snowy and rainy conditions."
The next step? "We will continue development over the winter months, which
will culminate in the car's debut in the Sebring 12 Hours, the famous
endurance race and the first race in next season's American Le Mans
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/
ESM ready for Sebring Challenge with new Ferraris 458
The first North American appearance of Ferrari's F458 racer at last month's
Sebring Winter Test garnered headlines across motorsports. Today we check
back with Extreme Speed Motorsports, which is fielding a pair of F458s for
the GT class of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
The driver pairings for the 2011 season remain the same as last year - team
owner Scott Sharp and Johannes van Overbeek in one car with Guy Cosmo and
Ed Brown in the second entry. The second-year team realizes it faces a
daunting challenge by bringing a new car on board. But as you can see
below, ESM -- which closed 2010 with a runner-up class finish at Petit Le
Mans -- remains fearless with the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
presented by Fresh from Florida approaching.
Corvette Racing - 2013 12 Hours of Sebring
Tommy Milner made a late pass for the lead and then held on for the final
15 minutes as the No. 4 GT Compuware Corvette C6.R won the American Le Mans
Series GT class 61st Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring
International Raceway on Saturday.
The No. 4 Corvette C6.R - driven by 2012 Drivers' champions Tommy Milner
and Oliver Gavin, and Richard Westbrook - overcame an early electrical
issue and two key penalties to win the 2013 ALMS opener. It is Gavin's
fifth victory at Sebring; Milner and Westbrook each recorded his first.