2015 12 Hours of Sebring

The 63rd Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida was an endurance sports car racing event held at Sebring International Raceway from March 18-21st. The race was the second round of the 2015 United SportsCar Championship as well as the second of four events in the North American Endurance Cup.

The race was won by Action Express Racing's No. 5 Corvette Daytona Prototype, piloted by Sébastien Bourdais, João Barbosa, and Christian Fittipaldi, finishing a full lap ahead of any else in the field. The Prototype Challenge class was won by the No. 52 entry from PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports piloted by Mike Guasch, Tom Kimber-Smith, and Andrew Palmer, securing their second consecutive victory in the season. In the GT Le Mans class, victory went to Corvette Racing's No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R driven by Antonio García, Ryan Briscoe, and Jan Magnussen. Finally, in GT Daytona, victory went to the No. 23 Porsche 911 GT America from Alex Job Racing and Team Seattle driven by Mario Farnbacher, Ian James, and Alex Riberas, though it only took the lead with roughly four minutes to go when the No. 33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R suffered overheating issues.[1]

Race resultEdit

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 P 5   Action Express Racing   João Barbosa
  Christian Fittipaldi
  Sébastien Bourdais
Coyote Corvette DP C 340
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
2 P 10   Wayne Taylor Racing   Jordan Taylor
  Ricky Taylor
  Max Angelelli
Dallara Corvette DP C 339
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
3 P 90   VisitFlorida.com Racing   Richard Westbrook
  Michael Valiante
  Mike Rockenfeller
Coyote Corvette DP C 339
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
4 P 01   Chip Ganassi Racing   Joey Hand
  Scott Pruett
  Scott Dixon
Ford EcoBoost Riley DP C 339
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L V6 Turbo
5 P 31   Action Express Racing   Eric Curran
  Dane Cameron
  Max Papis
Coyote Corvette DP C 338
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
6 PC 52   PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports   Mike Guasch
  Andrew Palmer
  Tom Kimber-Smith
Oreca FLM09 C 334
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
7 PC 54   CORE Autosport   Jon Bennett
  Colin Braun
  James Gue
Oreca FLM09 C 334
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
8 P 57   Krohn Racing   Tracy Krohn
  Niclas Jönsson
  Olivier Pla
Ligier JS P2 C 334
Judd HK 3.6 L V8
9 PC 38   Performance Tech Motorsports   Jerome Mee
  James French
  Conor Daly
Oreca FLM09 C 333
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
10 GTLM 3   Corvette Racing   Antonio García
  Jan Magnussen
  Ryan Briscoe
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 330
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
11 GTLM 62   Risi Competizione   Pierre Kaffer
  Giancarlo Fisichella
  Andrea Bertolini
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 330
Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8
12 GTLM 17   Team Falken Tire   Bryan Sellers
  Wolf Henzler
  Patrick Long
Porsche 911 RSR F 329
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
13 GTLM 24   BMW Team RLL   John Edwards
  Lucas Luhr
  Jens Klingmann
BMW Z4 GTE M 329
BMW 4.4 L V8
14 GTLM 911   Porsche North America   Nick Tandy
  Patrick Pilet
  Richard Lietz
  Earl Bamber
Porsche 911 RSR M 328
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
15 GTD 23   Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing   Ian James
  Mario Farnbacher
  Alex Riberas
Porsche 911 GT America C 318
Porsche 4.0 L Flat 6
16 GTD 007   TRG-AMR North America   Christina Nielsen
  James Davison
  Brandon Davis
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 C 318
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
17 GTLM 98   Aston Martin Racing   Paul Dalla Lana
  Pedro Lamy
  Darren Turner
  Mathias Lauda
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 318
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
18 GTD 63   Scuderia Corsa   Bill Sweedler
  Townsend Bell
  Anthony Lazzaro
Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 C 318
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
19 GTD 93   Riley Motorsports   Al Carter
  Marc Goossens
  Ben Keating
  Cameron Lawrence
Dodge Viper GT3-R C 317
Dodge 8.3 L V10
20 GTD 48   Paul Miller Racing   Christopher Haase
  Bryce Miller
  Dion von Moltke
Audi R8 LMS Ultra C 317
Audi 5.2 L V10
21 GTLM 912   Porsche North America   Jörg Bergmeister
  Earl Bamber
  Frédéric Makowiecki
  Nick Tandy
Porsche 911 RSR M 317
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
22 GTLM 25   BMW Team RLL   Bill Auberlen
  Dirk Werner
  Augusto Farfus
BMW Z4 GTE M 317
BMW 4.4 L V8
23 GTD 58   Wright Motorsports   Madison Snow
  Jan Heylen
  Emilio Valverde
Porsche 911 GT America C 316
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
24 GTD 22   Alex Job Racing   Cooper MacNeil
  Leh Keen
  Andrew Davis
Porsche 911 GT America C 316
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
25 GTD 97   Turner Motorsport   Michael Marsal
  Markus Palttala
  Andy Priaulx
  Boris Said
BMW Z4 GT3 C 315
BMW 4.4 L V8
26
DNF
GTD 33   Riley Motorsports   Ben Keating
  Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Sebastiaan Bleekemolen
Dodge Viper GT3-R C 314
Dodge 8.3 L V10
27 P 50   Fifty Plus Racing   Jim Pace
  Bryon DeFoor
  David Hinton
  Dorsey Schroeder
Riley Mk XXVI DP C 309
Dinan (BMW) 5.0 L V8
28 GTD 49   AF Corse   Piergiuseppe Perazzini
  Marco Cioci
  Rui Águas
  Enzo Potolicchio
Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 C 308
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
29
DNF
PC 85   JDC-Miller MotorSports   Misha Goikhberg
  Chris Miller
  Rusty Mitchell
  Gerry Kraut
Oreca FLM09 C 290
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
30 PC 8   Starworks Motorsport   Renger van der Zande
  Mirco Schultis
  Alex Popow
Oreca FLM09 C 280
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
31
DNF
PC 11   RSR Racing   Bruno Junqueira
  Chris Cumming
  Gustavo Menezes
Oreca FLM09 C 267
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
32
DNF
GTLM 4   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Tommy Milner
  Simon Pagenaud
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 264
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
33
DNF
P 2   Tequila Patrón ESM   Ed Brown
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Jon Fogarty
HPD ARX-03b C 211
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L V6 Turbo
34 PC 16   BAR1 Motorsports   Marc Drumwright
  Tomy Drissi
  David Cheng
  Martin Plowman
Oreca FLM09 C 194
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
35
DNF
GTD 44   Magnus Racing   John Potter
  Andy Lally
  Marco Seefried
Porsche 911 GT America C 179
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
36
DNF
P 1   Tequila Patrón ESM   Scott Sharp
  Ryan Dalziel
  David Heinemeier Hansson
HPD ARX-03b C 162
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L V6 Turbo
37
DNF
GTD 73   Park Place Motorsports   Patrick Lindsey
  Spencer Pumpelly
  Jim Norman
Porsche 911 GT America C 155
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
38
DNF
P 70   Speedsource   Tristan Nunez
  Jonathan Bomarito
  Sylvain Tremblay
Mazda Prototype C 111
Mazda 2.2 L SKYACTIV-D (SH-VPTS) I4 Turbo (diesel)
39
DNF
P 07   Speedsource   Tom Long
  Joel Miller
  Ben Devlin
  Sylvain Tremblay
Mazda Prototype C 104
Mazda 2.2 L SKYACTIV-D (SH-VPTS) I4 Turbo (diesel)
40
DNF
GTD 81   GB Autosport   Damien Faulkner
  Mike Skeen
  Michael Avenatti
  Kuba Giermaziak
Porsche 911 GT America C 97
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
41
DNF
P 0   DeltaWing Racing Cars with Claro/TracFone   Memo Rojas
  Katherine Legge
  Andy Meyrick
DeltaWing DWC13 C 60
Élan (Mazda) 1.9 L I4 Turbo
42
DNF
P 60   Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian   John Pew
  Oswaldo Negri, Jr.
  Justin Wilson
Ligier JS P2 C 46
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L V6 Turbo
43
DNF
GTD 45   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Marco Holzer
  Robert Thorne
  Colin Thompson
Audi R8 LMS Ultra C 23
Audi 5.2 L V10
DNS P 7   Starworks Motorsport   Scott Mayer
  Brendon Hartley
Riley Mk XXVI DP C -
Dinan (BMW) 5.0 L V8
DNS GTD 18   Mühlner Motorsports America Porsche 911 GT America C -
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
OFFICIAL RACE REPORT

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pruett, Marshall (March 21, 2015). "IMSA: Action Express throttles field at Sebring". Racer.com. Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2017.