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2006 12 Hours of Sebring

Audi R10 TDI

The 2006 12 Hours of Sebring was the 54th running of this event, and took place on March 18, 2006. The race was sponsored by Mobil 1 and was the opening race of the 2006 American Le Mans Series season run by IMSA.

This race marked the first time that a diesel powered racing vehicle had won a major endurance sports car race, with Audi taking the victory in their new R10 TDI sportscar, which was also the car's first race ever. However the win was not without problems, as one of the two Audi R10s suffered overheating problems and did not finish. This victory would be a building block towards the diesel R10 winning the marquis ACO event the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans and taking 36 class wins in 48 career races entered.

Liz Halliday's second place overall is the best for any woman in the history of the 12 Hours of Sebring as of December 2012.

Official resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 2   Audi Sport North America   Rinaldo Capello
  Allan McNish
  Tom Kristensen
Audi R10 TDI M 349
Audi TDI 5.5L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
2 LMP2 37   Intersport Racing   Jon Field
  Clint Field
  Liz Halliday
Lola B05/40 G 345
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4
3 GT1 4   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
  Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 338
Chevrolet LS7r 7.0L V8
4 GT1 009   Aston Martin Racing   Stéphane Sarrazin
  Pedro Lamy
  Jason Bright
Aston Martin DBR9 P 337
Aston Martin 6.0L V12
5 LMP1 16   Dyson Racing   James Weaver
  Butch Leitzinger
  Andy Wallace
Lola B06/10 M 336
AER P32T 3.6L Turbo V8
6 GT1 007   Aston Martin Racing   Darren Turner
  Tomáš Enge
  Nicolas Kiesa
Aston Martin DBR9 P 324
Aston Martin 6.0L V12
7 GT1 3   Corvette Racing   Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Max Papis
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 324
Chevrolet LS7r 7.0L V8
8
DNF
LMP2 6   Penske Racing   Lucas Luhr
  Sascha Maassen
  Emmanuel Collard
Porsche RS Spyder M 323
Porsche MR6 3.4L V8
9 GT2 50   Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz   David Brabham
  Scott Maxwell
  Sébastien Bourdais
Panoz Esperante GT-LM P 320
Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8
10 GT2 45   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Marc Lieb
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Jon Fogarty
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR M 320
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
11 GT2 62   Risi Competizione   Ralf Kelleners
  Jaime Melo
  Anthony Lazzaro
Ferrari F430GT M 320
Ferrari 4.0L V8
12 LMP2 41   Binnie Motorsports   William Binnie
  Allen Timpany
  Rick Sutherland
Lola B05/42 M 317
Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8
13 GT2 44   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Darren Law
  Seth Neiman
  Lonnie Pechnik
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR M 315
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
14 GT2 80   Team LNT   Richard Dean
  Lawrence Tomlinson
  Tom Kimber-Smith
Panoz Esperante GT-LM P 312
Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8
15 GT2 23   Alex Job Racing   Mike Rockenfeller
  Klaus Graf
  Graham Rahal
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR M 311
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
16 LMP2 33   Barazi-Epsilon   Michael Vergers
  Juan Barazi
  Elton Julian
Courage C65 M 293
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4
17 GT2 31   Petersen Motorsports
  White Lightning Racing
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Tim Bergmeister
  Niclas Jönsson
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR M 292
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
18 GT2 86   Spyker Squadron b.v.   Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Mike Hezemans
Spyker C8 Spyder GT2-R M 281
Audi 3.8L V8
19 GT1 25   Konrad Motorsport   Terry Borcheller
  Jean-Philippe Belloc
  Tom Weickardt
Saleen S7-R P 275
Ford 7.0L V8
20
DNF
GT2 79   J-3 Racing   Tim Sugden
  Wolf Henzler
  Jim Matthews
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Y 267
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
21
DNF
GT2 78   J-3 Racing   Spencer Pumpelly
  Jep Thorton
  Mark Patterson
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Y 263
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
22
DNF
LMP2 8   B-K Motorsports   Guy Cosmo
  James Bach
  Raphael Matos
Courage C65 G 262
Mazda R20B 2.0L 3-rotor
23 GT2 85   Spyker Squadron b.v.   Donny Crevels
  Peter Kox
Spyker C8 Spyder GT-2 M 248
Audi 3.8L V8
24
DNF
GT2 55   Farnbacher Loles Racing   Dominik Farnbacher
  Pierre Ehret
  Lars-Erik Nielsen
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Y 198
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
25
DNF
GT2 21   BMW Team PTG   Bill Auberlen
  Joey Hand
  Ian James
BMW M3 GTR Y 197
BMW 3.2L I6
26
DNF
LMP2 7   Penske Racing   Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Patrick Long
Porsche RS Spyder M 193
Porsche MR6 3.4L V8
27
DNF
LMP1 20   Dyson Racing   Guy Smith
  Chris Dyson
Lola B06/10 M 173
AER P32T 3.6L Turbo V8
28
NC
GT2 56   Vonka Racing   Jan Vonka
  Mauro Casadei
  Bo McCormick
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 130
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
29
DNF
LMP1 9   Highcroft Racing   Duncan Dayton
  Gregor Fisken
  Richard Knoop
MG-Lola EX257 D 128
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4
30
DNF
GT2 22   BMW Team PTG   Justin Marks
  Bryan Sellers
  Martin Jensen
BMW M3 GTR Y 124
BMW 3.4L I6
31
DNF
LMP1 12   Autocon Motorsports   Michael Lewis
  Chris McMurry
  Bryan Willman
MG-Lola EX257 D 121
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4
32
DNF
LMP1 1   Audi Sport North America   Frank Biela
  Marco Werner
  Emanuele Pirro
Audi R10 TDI M 117
Audi TDI 5.5L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
33
DNF
GT2 51   Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz   Gunnar Jeannette
  Tommy Milner
  Bruno Junqueira
Panoz Esperante GT-LM P 71
Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8
34
DNF
GT1 26   Konrad Motorsport   Fabio Babini
  Paolo Ruberti
  Jamie Davies
Saleen S7-R P 66
Ford 7.0L V8
35
DNF
LMP2 10   Miracle Motorsports   Andy Lally
  James Gue
Courage C65 K 62
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #2 Audi Sport North America - 1:45.828
  • Fastest Lap - #2 Audi Sport North America - 1:48.373
  • Distance - 1,291.3 miles (2,078.1 km)
  • Average Speed - 107.319 mph (172.713 km/h)

External linksEdit

  • "Official Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-11-10. Retrieved 2006-08-22. (27.1 KiB)


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