2016 12 Hours of Sebring

The 64th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida was an endurance sports car racing event held at Sebring International Raceway near Sebring, Florida from 16-19 March 2017. The race was the second round of the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as the second round of the North American Endurance Cup. It was the final time that the original Daytona Prototypes participated in the race, as, for 2017, they were replaced with the new DPi cars.

The race was won by Tequila Patrón ESM's Ligier JS P2 driven by Scott Sharp, Johannes van Overbeek, Ed Brown, and Pipo Derani after completing a pass for the lead in the final moments of the race. The Prototype Challenge class was won by the No. 54 CORE Autosport entry driven by Colin Braun, Mark Wilkins, and Jon Bennett. GT Le Mans was won by the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R from Corvette Racing, driven by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, and Marcel Fässler. The GT Daytona class was won by the No. 63 Ferrari 488 GT3 from Scuderia Corsa, driven by Christina Nielsen, Alessandro Balzan, and Jeff Segal. The race saw a stoppage of roughly two hours and 15 minutes due to heavy rain and lightning just before the halfway-point of the event.[1][2]

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Class winners are denoted in bold.[3]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps Time/Retired
Engine
1 P 2   Tequila Patrón ESM   Scott Sharp
  Ed Brown
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Pipo Derani
Ligier JS P2 C 238 12:00:59.881
Honda HR35TT 3.5 L V6 Turbo
2 P 31   Action Express Racing   Dane Cameron
  Eric Curran
  Scott Pruett
Coyote Corvette DP C 238 +2.926
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
3 P 5   Action Express Racing   João Barbosa
  Christian Fittipaldi
  Filipe Albuquerque
Coyote Corvette DP C 238 +3.940
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
4 P 81   DragonSpeed   Henrik Hedman
  Nicolas Lapierre
  Nicolas Minassian
Oreca 05 C 238 +4.339
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
5 P 90   VisitFlorida Racing   Marc Goossens
  Ryan Dalziel
  Ryan Hunter-Reay
Coyote Corvette DP C 238 +18.078
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
6 P 55   Mazda Motorsports   Jonathan Bomarito
  Tristan Nunez
  Spencer Pigot
Mazda Prototype C 238 +29.735
Mazda MZ2.0T 2.0 L I4 Turbo
7 P 60   Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian   John Pew
  Oswaldo Negri, Jr.
  Olivier Pla
Ligier JS P2 C 237 Did Not Finish
Honda HR35TT 3.5 L V6 Turbo
8 P 70   Mazda Motorsports   Tom Long
  Joel Miller
  Ben Devlin
  Keiko Ihara
Mazda Prototype C 237 +1 Lap
Mazda MZ2.0T 2.0 L I4 Turbo
9 PC 54   CORE Autosport   Jon Bennett
  Colin Braun
  Mark Wilkins
Oreca FLM09 C 236 +2 Laps
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
10 PC 52   PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports   Tom Kimber-Smith
  José Gutiérrez
  Robert Alon
Oreca FLM09 C 236 +2 Laps
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
11 GTLM 4   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Tommy Milner
  Marcel Fässler
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 235 +3 Laps
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
12 GTLM 25   BMW Team RLL   Bill Auberlen
  Dirk Werner
  Bruno Spengler
BMW M6 GTLM M 235 +3 Laps
BMW 4.4 L V8
13 GTLM 912   Porsche North America   Earl Bamber
  Frédéric Makowiecki
  Michael Christensen
Porsche 911 RSR M 235 +3 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
14 GTLM 62   Risi Competizione   Giancarlo Fisichella
  Toni Vilander
  Davide Rigon
Ferrari 488 GTE M 235 +3 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L V8
15 GTLM 67   Ford Chip Ganassi Racing   Ryan Briscoe
  Richard Westbrook
  Scott Dixon
Ford GT M 235 +3 Laps
Ford 3.5 L EcoBoost V6
16 GTLM 100   BMW Team RLL   John Edwards
  Lucas Luhr
  Kuno Wittmer
BMW M6 GTLM M 235 +3 Laps
BMW 4.4 L V8
17 PC 8   Starworks Motorsport   Alex Popow
  Renger van der Zande
  David Heinemeier Hansson
Oreca FLM09 C 233 +5 Laps
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
18 GTLM 68   Scuderia Corsa   Alessandro Pier Guidi
  Daniel Serra
  Andrea Bertolini
Ferrari 488 GTE M 233 +5 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L V8
19 PC 85   JDC-Miller Motorsports   Misha Goikhberg
  Chris Miller
  Stephen Simpson
  Kenton Koch
Oreca FLM09 C 232 +6 Laps
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
20 PC 38   Performance Tech Motorsports   James French
  Kyle Marcelli
  Josh Norman
Oreca FLM09 C 231 +7 Laps
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
21 P 0   Panoz DeltaWing Racing   Katherine Legge
  Sean Rayhall
  Andy Meyrick
DeltaWing DWC13 C 229 Did Not Finish
Élan (Mazda) 1.9 L I4 Turbo
22 GTD 63   Scuderia Corsa   Christina Nielsen
  Alessandro Balzan
  Jeff Segal
Ferrari 488 GT3 C 229 +9 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L V8
23 GTD 96   Turner Motorsport   Bret Curtis
  Jens Klingmann
  Ashley Freiberg
BMW M6 GT3 C 229 +9 Laps
BMW 4.4 L V8
24 GTD 44   Magnus Racing   John Potter
  Andy Lally
  Marco Seefried
Audi R8 LMS C 229 +9 Laps
Audi 5.2 L V10
25 GTD 23   Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing   Mario Farnbacher
  Alex Riberas
  Ian James
Porsche 911 GT3 R C 229 +9 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
26 GTLM 66   Ford Chip Ganassi Racing   Joey Hand
  Dirk Müller
  Sébastien Bourdais
Ford GT M 229 +9 Laps
Ford 3.5 L EcoBoost V6
27 GTD 22   Alex Job Racing   Cooper MacNeil
  Leh Keen
  Gunnar Jeannette
Porsche 911 GT3 R C 229 +9 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
28 GTD 48   Paul Miller Racing   Bryce Miller
  Bryan Sellers
  Madison Snow
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 C 229 +9 Laps
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
29 GTD 97   Turner Motorsport   Michael Marsal
  Markus Palttala
  Jesse Krohn
BMW M6 GT3 C 229 +9 Laps
BMW 4.4 L V8
30 GTD 6   Stevenson Motorsports   Robin Liddell
  Andrew Davis
  Connor De Phillippi
Audi R8 LMS C 229 +9 Laps
Audi 5.2 L V10
31 GTD 51   Spirit of Race   Matteo Cressoni
  Raffaele Giammaria
  Peter Mann
Ferrari 488 GT3 C 229 +9 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L V8
32 GTD 98   Aston Martin Racing   Paul Dalla Lana
  Pedro Lamy
  Mathias Lauda
  Richie Stanaway
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 C 229 +9 Laps
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
33 PC 20   BAR1 Motorsports   Johnny Mowlem
  Marc Drumwright
  Ryan Lewis
  Don Yount
Oreca FLM09 C 228 +10 Laps
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
34 GTD 16   Change Racing   Spencer Pumpelly
  Corey Lewis
  Al Carter
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 C 227 +11 Laps
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
35 GTD 33   Riley Motorsports   Ben Keating
  Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Marc Miller
Dodge Viper GT3-R C 227 +11 Laps
Dodge 8.3 L V10
36 GTD 540   Black Swan Racing   Tim Pappas
  Nick Catsburg
  Patrick Long
  Andy Pilgrim
Porsche 911 GT3 R C 226 +12 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
37 GTD 28   Konrad Motorsport   Franz Konrad
  Terry Borcheller
  Christopher Brück
  Josh Webster
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 C 226 +12 Laps
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
38 GTD 45   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Tracy Krohn
  Niclas Jönsson
  Pierre Kaffer
Audi R8 LMS C 220 +18 Laps
Audi 5.2 L V10
39 P 50   Highway to Help   Jim Pace
  Byron DeFoor
  David Hinton
  Dorsey Schroeder
Riley Mk XXVI DP C 212 Did Not Finish
Dinan (BMW) 5.0 L V8
40 PC 88   Starworks Motorsport   Sean Johnston
  Maro Engel
  Michael Lyons
Oreca FLM09 C 209 Did Not Finish
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
41 GTLM 3   Corvette Racing   Antonio García
  Jan Magnussen
  Mike Rockenfeller
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 202 +36 Laps
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
42 P 24   Alegra Motorsports   Carlos de Quesada
  Daniel Morad
  Cameron Lawrence
  Dominik Farnbacher
Riley Mk XXVI DP C 195 +43 Laps
Dinan (BMW) 5.0 L V8
43 P 10   Wayne Taylor Racing   Ricky Taylor
  Jordan Taylor
  Max Angelelli
  Rubens Barrichello
Dallara Corvette DP C 169 Did Not Finish
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
44 GTD 9   Stevenson Motorsports   Lawson Aschenbach
  Matt Bell
  Dion von Moltke
Audi R8 LMS C 165 Did Not Finish
Audi 5.2 L V10
45 GTD 73   Park Place Motorsports   Patrick Lindsey
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Matt McMurry
  Jan Heylen
Porsche 911 GT3 R C 145 Did Not Finish
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
46 GTLM 911   Porsche North America   Patrick Pilet
  Nick Tandy
  Kévin Estre
Porsche 911 RSR M 116 Did Not Finish
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
47 GTD 11   Change Racing   Bill Sweedler
  Townsend Bell
  Richard Antinucci
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 C 30 Did Not Finish
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
48 GTD 27   Dream Racing   Paolo Ruberti
  Cédric Sbirrazzuoli
  Fabio Babini
  Luca Persiani
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 C 27 Did Not Finish
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
DNS GTD 21   Konrad Motorsport   Pierre Ehret
  Christopher Zöchling
  Jürgen Krebs
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 C - Did Not Start
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Smith, Steven Cole (March 19, 2016). "IMSA: ESM charges to Sebring-Daytona double". Racer.com. Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. Archived from the original on May 26, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Dagys, John (March 19, 2016). "After 12 hours, Sebring comes down to pass in sprint race to finish". Foxsports.com. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  3. ^ Race Report