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The 2001 Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring was the 49th running of this event. It was both the second round of the 2001 American Le Mans Series season and the opening round of the new European Le Mans Series. It took place at Sebring International Raceway, Florida, on March 17, 2001.

French Porsche driver and ambassador Bob Wollek was killed nearby the circuit following a practice session. Wollek had been riding a bicycle along a nearby highway when he was struck by a van. A minute of silence was held prior to the start of the race. Wollek's team, Petersen Motorsports, withdrew from the event out of respect.[1]

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Official resultsEdit

Class winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP900 1   Audi Sport North America   Rinaldo Capello
  Michele Alboreto
  Laurent Aïello
Audi R8 M 370
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
2 LMP900 2   Audi Sport North America   Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Tom Kristensen
Audi R8 M 370
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
3 LMP900 38   Champion Racing   Dorsey Schroeder
  Andy Wallace
  Ralf Kelleners
Audi R8 M 366
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
4 LMP900 18   Johansson Motorsport
  Arena Motorsport
  Stefan Johansson
  Guy Smith
Audi R8 M 362
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
5 LMP900 37   Intersport   John Field
  Duncan Dayton
  Rick Sutherland
Lola B2K/10 G 332
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
6 GTS 26   Konrad Team Saleen   Terry Borcheller
  Oliver Gavin
  Franz Konrad
Saleen S7-R G 332
Ford 7.0L V8
7 GTS 4   Corvette Racing   Andy Pilgrim
  Kelly Collins
  Franck Fréon
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 331
Chevrolet 7.0L V8
8 GT 23   Alex Job Racing   Lucas Luhr
  Sascha Maassen
  Emmanuel Collard
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 326
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
9 GT 22   Alex Job Racing   Randy Pobst
  Christian Menzel
  Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 326
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
10 GT 42   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  Jörg Müller
  JJ Lehto
BMW M3 GTR M 324
BMW 4.0L V8
11 GTS 3   Corvette Racing   Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Chris Kneifel
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 322
Chevrolet 7.0L V8
12 GT 6   Prototype Technology Group   Boris Said
  Hans-Joachim Stuck
  Peter Cunningham
BMW M3 Y 318
BMW 3.2L I6
13 GT 00   Larbre Compétition   Christophe Bouchut
  Patrice Goueslard
  Sébastien Dumez
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 317
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
14 GT 53   Seikel Motorsport   Alex Caffi
  Fabio Babini
  Gabrio Rosa
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 312
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
15 GT 69   Kyser Racing   Jeffrey Pabst
  Kye Wankum
  Joe Foster
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 306
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
16 GT 36   Jürgen Alzen Motorsport   Jürgen Alzen
  Ulli Richter
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 306
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
17 GT 58   Freisinger Motorsport   Wolfgang Kaufmann
  Stéphane Ortelli
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 300
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
18 GTS 45   American Viperacing   Erik Messley
  Jeff Altenburg
  Stu Hayner
Dodge Viper GTS-R D 298
Dodge 8.0L V10
19 GT 09   Cirtek Motorsport   Keith Alexander
  Chris Gleason
  Gavin Pickering
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 293
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
20
DNF
GT 59   Freisinger Motorsport   Klaus Horn
  Nigel Smith
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 276
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
21
DNF
GT 66   The Racer's Group   Kevin Buckler
  Tom McGlynn
  Stephen Earle
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 271
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
22 GTS 44   American Viperacing   Tom Weickardt
  Joe Ellis
  Andy Pardoe
Dodge Viper GTS-R D 235
Dodge 8.0L V10
23
DNF
LMP900 16   Dyson Racing Team   Butch Leitzinger
  Elliott Forbes-Robinson
  James Weaver
Riley & Scott Mk III C G 205
Lincoln (Élan) 6.0L V8
24
DNF
GT 43   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  Dirk Müller
  Fredrik Ekblom
BMW M3 M 168
BMW 3.2L I6
25
DNF
LMP900 72   Pescarolo Sport   Jean-Christophe Boullion
  Sébastien Bourdais
  Laurent Redon
Courage C60 M 167
Peugeot A32 3.2L Turbo V6
26
DNF
GT 07   RWS Motorsport   Norman Simon
  Dieter Quester
  Philipp Peter
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 127
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
27
DNF
GT 15   Dick Barbour Racing   Mark Neuhaus
  Grady Willingham
  Randy Wars
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 121
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
28
DNF
LMP900 50   Panoz Motor Sports   Jan Magnussen
  David Brabham
Panoz LMP07 M 109
Élan (Zytek) 4.0L V8
29
DNF
GT 17   Trinkler Racing   Owen Trinkler
  Andy Lally
  B.J. Zacharias
Chevrolet Corvette C5 LM-GT G 108
Chevrolet 5.7L V8
30
DNF
LMP675 11   Roock-KnightHawk Racing   Steven Knight
  Mel Hawkins
  Claudia Hürtgen
Lola B2K/40 A 105
Nissan (AER) VQL 3.4L V6
31
DNF
GT 98   Kelly-Moss Motorsports   Cort Wagner
  Rick Polk
  Darren Law
Porsche 911 GT3-R Y 68
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
32
DNF
GT 52   Seikel Motorsport   Brian Burgess
  Philip Collin
  Andrew Bagnall
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 60
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
33
DNF
GT 10   Prototype Technology Group   Bill Auberlen
  Joey Hand
  Niclas Jönsson
BMW M3 Y 57
BMW 3.2L I6
34
DNF
GT 12   Aspen Knolls MCR   Shane Lewis
  Vic Rice
  Bob Mazzuoccola
Callaway C12-R G 50
Chevrolet 7.0L V8
35
DNF
GT 99   Kelly-Moss Motorsports   Anthony Lazzaro
  David Murry
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 47
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
36
DNF
LMP900 51   Panoz Motor Sports   Klaus Graf
  Gualter Salles
Panoz LMP07 M 116
Élan (Zytek) 4.0L V8
DSQ GT 34   Orbit   Leo Hindery
  Peter Baron
  Gian Luigi Buitoni
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 84
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
DSQ GT 47   Broadfoot Racing   John Warner
  Allan Ziegelman
  Paco Orti
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 64
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
DNS GT 30   Petersen Motorsports   Johnny Mowlem
  Bob Wollek
  Michael Peterseon
Porsche 911 GT3-R M -
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
DNS GT 35   Orbit   Tony Kester
  Richard Millman
  Tommy Byrne
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D -
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6

† - #47 Broadfoot Racing was disqualified during the race for making an illegal repair to their car. #34 Orbit was disqualified during the race for receiving outside assistance while still on the track.

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #2 Audi Sport North America - 1:49.477
  • Fastest Lap - #2 Audi Sport North America - 1:49.666
  • Distance - 2203.192 km
  • Average Speed - 183.438 km/h

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bob Wollek Killed In Traffic Accident". Atlas F1. Retrieved 2007-10-24.

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