12 Hours of Sebring - /TRACKSIDE
What is it like to stand trackside at a major motorsports event? Well, now
you know with trackside. No story, no opinion, just raw energy and
excitement. This is what it's like to hear, feel, and see the best racing
cars in the world, from just over the other side of the wall.
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.
ALMS 2011 Season Tribute
My highlights video of the 2011 American Le Mans Series season. Nothing
fancy, just awesome cars and close racing. Roll on 2012!
Falken's First 2011 ALMS Porsche Win
Team Falken Tire survived the storm that hit Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 30
minutes before the finish and took top honors in GT class for the first
time in the performance tire manufacturer's three-year ALMS career.
Derrick Walker, Falken's ALMS Team Manager, made the comment after
previously expressing confidence in Falken's capability at Mid-Ohio, a
track he knows very well from years of competing as a manager and owner of
Credit also went to Falken's two team drivers, Porsche works driver Wolf
Henzler, and his partner, Bryan Sellers, who persevered through the race on
a track notoriously tough on tires. Sellers qualified 9th and expressed
disappointment with the position, considering Falken has finished in fifth
place the last two races. However, Sellers started the race and started
moving forward until he was hit from behind by the #04 Ford GT, which
dropped the Porsche to 12th. The veteran driver fought hard and turned the
car over to his teammate in 10th. Henzler entered the race and gradually
moved to 7th place in GT, remaining there for a good portion of the race.
The 1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix - Part 1 of 5
The 1965 12 Hours of Sebring Grand Prix is legendary because it was won by
American drivers driving an American car. Jim Hall and his Chaparral cars
broke several speed records but the overall records were not broken because
of the record rainfall half way through the race. That deluge, the worst
in Sebring history, also makes this race a legend. Sit back and enjoy the
race in five parts.
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
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.