This weekend IMSA hosts one of the world’s most prestigious endurance races: The Twelve Hours of Sebring. Set in central Florida, the race takes place on the infamous course which was once Hendricks Army Airfield. The venue saw its first race in 1950 with the first twelve hour event being held in 1951. 2019 marks the 67th running of the event. The course is known for bumpy conditions which push cars and drivers to the limit.
Acura has entrants in two classes at this year’s event. The pair Acura Penske DPi entries will be strong as the teams and drivers will be hungry to make up for their performances at the Rolex 24 earlier this year. We should expect at least one car to be on the podium and also be a contender to win, it’s anyone’s guess whether the number 6 or number 7 car will come out on top. In the GTD class Meyer Shank racing will field two NSX GT3 EVOs. These teams will also look to improve on their Rolex 24 performance. The number 86 car could be a contender for a podium. Expect a solid mid-field finish for the crowd favorite number 57 car which features the only all female driver’s lineup.
US TV SCHEDULE:
Race: Saturday March 16th, 10:30A-1:00P CNBC , 1:00P-3:00P NBC Live Extra, 3:00P-11:00P NBCSN
(All weekend race events available on IMSA .tv)
1. Nissan DPi: Derani, van Overbeek, Lapierre
2. Cadillac DPi: Taylor, Hunter-Reay, van der Zande
3. Cadillac DPi: Conway, Curran Nasr
1. Porsche 911 RSR: Tandy, Pilet, Makowiecki
2. BMW M8 GTLM: Auberlen, de Phillippi, Sims
3. Porsche 911 RSR: Bruni, Bamber, Vanthoor
1. Lamborghini Huracan GT3: Lewis, Sellers, Snow
2. Ferrari 488 GT3: MacNiel, Jeanette, Balzan
3. Mercedes AMG-GT3: Bleekemolen, Keating, Stolz