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The 2012 Sebring Winter Test was held Feb 5th - 9th. Photographer Bill
Moore was there on the last day to capture the action in pictures and video
as the teams took to the historic track in preparation for the upcoming
60th Anniversary 12 Hours of Sebring.
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.
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.
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.
Daytona 24 Hours 2012
The 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona finished at 3:30pm on
January 29th, with the #70 SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 GT finishing 6th in the
GT class. Meanwhile, the #40 Dempsey Racing Visit Florida RX-8 GT took 10th
and the #42 Team Sahlen RX-8 GT finished 12th.