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The 2008 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida was the 56th running of this event and the opening round of the 2008 American Le Mans Series season. It took place at Sebring International Raceway, Florida on March 15, 2008. Porsche was able to defeat Audi, marking the first loss for Audi at Sebring since 1999, while Porsche marks its first overall win at Sebring since 1988, the 20th anniversary since its last win.

The Porsche's win was also the first time in 14 years that the non-premier class of the race won the 12 Hours of Sebring overall, and the third time in history; it was also the first time an LMP2 car won the 12 Hours of Sebring since the race has become a part of the ALMS. The last time that the non-premier class won overall in Sebring was 1994, when Clayton Cunningham Racing, participating in the 1994 IMSA GT Championship season as a GTS-class entry, defeated the flagship World Sports Cars in a Nissan 300ZX.

Race resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[1]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 LMP2 7   Penske Racing   Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Emmanuel Collard
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 351
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
2 LMP2 20   Dyson Racing   Butch Leitzinger
  Marino Franchitti
  Andy Lally
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 351
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
3 LMP1 1   Audi Sport North America   Rinaldo Capello
  Allan McNish
  Tom Kristensen
Audi R10 TDI M 351
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
4 LMP2 16   Dyson Racing   Chris Dyson
  Guy Smith
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 350
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
5 LMP2 9   Patrón Highcroft Racing   Scott Sharp
  David Brabham
  Stefan Johansson
Acura ARX-01B M 349
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
6 LMP1 2   Audi Sport North America   Marco Werner
  Lucas Luhr
  Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R10 TDI M 333
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
7 LMP2 27   Horag Lista Racing   Fredy Lienhard
  Didier Theys
  Jan Lammers
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 333
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
8 GT1 3   Corvette Racing   Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Ron Fellows
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 328
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
9 LMP1 37   Intersport Racing   Jon Field
  Clint Field
  Richard Berry
Lola B06/10 D 327
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
(E85 ethanol)
10 GT1 4   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
  Max Papis
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 320
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
11 LMP1 07   Peugeot Sport Total   Nicolas Minassian
  Stéphane Sarrazin
  Pedro Lamy
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 318
Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
12 GT2 45   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Jörg Bergmeister
  Wolf Henzler
  Marc Lieb
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 314
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
13 GT2 44   Flying Lizard Motorsports 44   Darren Law
  Seth Neiman
  Alex Davison
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 311
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
14 GT2 61   Risi Competizione
  Krohn Racing
  Tracy Krohn
  Niclas Jönsson
  Eric van de Poele
Ferrari F430GT M 308
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
15 GT2 73   Tafel Racing   Jim Tafel
  Pierre Ehret
  Allan Simonsen
Ferrari F430GT M 305
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
16 GT1 008   Bell Motorsports   Terry Borcheller
  Chapman Ducote
  Antonio García
Aston Martin DBR9 D 299
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
17 GT2 11   Primetime Race Group   Joel Feinberg
  Chris Hall
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe M 295
Dodge 8.3 L V10
18
DNF
LMP2 26   Andretti Green Racing   Marco Andretti
  Bryan Herta
  Christian Fittipaldi
Acura ARX-01B M 287
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
19 GT2 5   VICI Racing   Uwe Alzen
  Craig Stanton
  Nathan Swartzbaugh
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR K 286
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
20 GT2 71   Tafel Racing   Dominik Farnbacher
  Dirk Müller
  Rob Bell
Ferrari F430GT M 280
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
21 GT2 46   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Johannes van Overbeek
  Patrick Pilet
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 280
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
22
DNF
LMP1 12   Autocon Motorsports   Chris McMurry
  Bryan Willman
  Tony Burgess
Creation CA07 D 250
Judd GV5 5.0 L V10
23
DNF
GT2 21   Panoz Team PTG   Joey Hand
  Tommy Milner
  Tom Sutherland
Panoz Esperante GT-LM Y 200
Ford (Élan) 5.0 L V8
24
DNF
GT2 40   Robertson Racing   David Robertson
  Andrea Robertson
  David Murry
Ford GT-R Mk.VII D 186
Ford 5.0 L V8
25
DNF
GT2 77   Autoracing Club Bratislava   Miro Konopka
  Miro Hornak
  Mauro Casadei
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 173
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
26
DNF
GT2 62   Risi Competizione   Jaime Melo
  Mika Salo
  Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari F430GT M 137
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
27
DNF
GT2 87   Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports   Marc Basseng
  Dirk Werner
  Bryce Miller
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 136
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
28
DNF
GT2 28   LG Motorsports   Lou Gigliotti
  Doug Peterson
  Marc Goossens
Chevrolet Corvette C6 K 99
Chevrolet LS3 6.0 L V8
29
DNF
LMP2 32   Barazi-Epsilon   Juan Barazi
  Michael Vergers
  Jean-Christophe Ravier
Zytek 07S/2 M 88
Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8
30
DNF
GT2 007   Drayson-Barwell   Paul Drayson
  Jonny Cocker
  Tim Sugden
Aston Martin DBRS9 D 70
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
(E85 ethanol)
31
DNF
LMP2 6   Penske Racing   Patrick Long
  Sascha Maassen
  Ryan Briscoe
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 29
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
DSQ LMP2 15   Lowe's Fernández Racing   Adrian Fernández
  Luis Diaz
Acura ARX-01B M 351
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
DNS LMP2 8   B-K Motorsports   Gerardo Bonilla
  Ben Devlin
  Raphael Matos
Lola B07/46 Y -
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(E85 ethanol)
DNS GT2 48   Corsa Motorsport   Gunnar Jeannette
  Johnny Mowlem
  Ralf Kelleners
Ferrari F430GT H -
Ferrari 4.0 L V8

† - #15 Fernández Racing was disqualified from the race results after the car failed post-race inspection. The car's airbox was found to have been broken, allowing an excess of air into the engine.[2]

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #1 Audi Sport North America - 1:43.195[3]
  • Fastest Lap - #07 Peugeot Sport Total - 1:44.536[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ALMS Final Revised Race Report" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 16 March 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Lowe's Fernandez Racing excluded from Sebring 12H". Planet Le Mans. 16 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  3. ^ "ALMS Final Grid" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 15 March 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)


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