2020 12 Hours of Sebring

The 2020 12 Hours of Sebring (formally known as the 68th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts) was an endurance sports car race held at Sebring International Raceway near Sebring, Florida from 11–14 November 2020, after being postponed from its original date on 14-15 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The race was the final round of the 2020 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as the final round of the Michelin Endurance Cup. Action Express Racing entered as the defending overall winners of the 12-hour event.

BackgroundEdit

The 2020 12 Hours of Sebring event is run in conjunction with the 2020 1000 Miles of Sebring, held on the Friday before the 12 Hours of Sebring.[1][2] The two events are run in conjunction with each other as an agreement between the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), the governing body of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and the FIA, to be a joint weekend, known colloquially as “Super Sebring.” The first joint weekend between the two events was run a year prior in 2019, to massive success, providing some of the largest attendance figures ever recorded in the history of the 12 Hours of Sebring.[3] Initially announced on a one-year deal, the success of the 2019 Super Sebring would lead to confirmation that the 1000 Miles of Sebring and 12 Hours of Sebring would run together again for the following year.[4]

ResultsEdit

RaceEdit

Class winners are denoted in bold and  .

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Laps Time/Retired
Engine
1 DPi 55   Mazda Motorsports   Jonathan Bomarito
  Ryan Hunter-Reay
  Harry Tincknell
Mazda RT24-P 348 12:00:36.538 
Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L Turbo I4
2 DPi 6   Acura Team Penske   Dane Cameron
  Juan Pablo Montoya
  Simon Pagenaud
Acura ARX-05 348 +10.154
Acura AR35TT 3.5 L Turbo V6
3 DPi 77   Mazda Motorsports   Oliver Jarvis
  Tristan Nunez
  Olivier Pla
Mazda RT24-P 348 +11.704
Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L Turbo I4
4 DPi 85   JDC-Miller Motorsports   Scott Andrews
  Matheus Leist
  Stephen Simpson
Cadillac DPi-V.R 347 +1 Lap
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
5 DPi 5   JDC-Mustang Sampling Racing   Sébastien Bourdais
  Loïc Duval
  Tristan Vautier
Cadillac DPi-V.R 346 +2 Laps
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
6 DPi 31   Whelen Engineering Racing   Gabby Chaves
  Pipo Derani
  Felipe Nasr
Cadillac DPi-V.R 346 +2 Laps
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
7 DPi 10   Konica Minolta Cadillac   Ryan Briscoe
  Scott Dixon
  Renger van der Zande
Cadillac DPi-V.R 341 +7 Laps
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
8 DPi 7   Acura Team Penske   Hélio Castroneves
  Alexander Rossi
  Ricky Taylor
Acura ARX-05 341 +7 Laps
Acura AR35TT 3.5 L Turbo V6
9 LMP2 52   PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports   Scott Huffaker
  Patrick Kelly
  Simon Trummer
Oreca 07 340 +8 Laps 
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
10 LMP2 8   Tower Motorsports by Starworks   John Farano
  David Heinemeier Hansson
  Mikkel Jensen
Oreca 07 338 +10 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
11 LMP2 38   Performance Tech Motorsports   Patrick Byrne
  Guy Cosmo
  Don Yount
Oreca 07 332 +16 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
12 GTLM 911   Porsche GT Team   Earl Bamber
  Frédéric Makowiecki
  Nick Tandy
Porsche 911 RSR-19 332 +16 Laps 
Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6
13 GTLM 912   Porsche GT Team   Earl Bamber
  Neel Jani
  Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 911 RSR-19 332 +16 Laps
Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6
14 GTLM 24   BMW Team RLL   John Edwards
  Augusto Farfus
  Jesse Krohn
BMW M8 GTE 331 +17 Laps
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
15 GTLM 25   BMW Team RLL   Connor De Phillippi
  Colton Herta
  Bruno Spengler
BMW M8 GTE 330 +18 Laps
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
16 GTLM 3   Corvette Racing   Nicky Catsburg
  Antonio García
  Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R 323 +25 Laps
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
17 LMP2 51   Inter Europol Competition   Matthew Bell
  Naveen Rao
  Jakub Śmiechowski
Oreca 07 320 +28 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
18 GTD 16   Wright Motorsports   Ryan Hardwick
  Jan Heylen
  Patrick Long
Porsche 911 GT3 R 319 +29 Laps 
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19 GTD 23   Heart of Racing Team   Roman De Angelis
  Ian James
  Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 319 +29 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
20 GTD 86   Meyer Shank Racing w/Curb-Agajanian   Mario Farnbacher
  Matt McMurry
  Shinya Michimi
Acura NSX GT3 Evo 319 +29 Laps
Acura 3.5 L Turbo V6
21 GTD 63   Scuderia Corsa   Alessandro Balzan
  Cooper MacNeil
  Jeff Westphal
Ferrari 488 GT3 319 +29 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
22 GTD 30   Team Hardpoint   Andrew Davis
  Robert Ferriol
  Pierre Kaffer
Audi R8 LMS Evo 319 +29 Laps
Audi 5.2 L V10
23 GTD 57   Heinricher Racing w/MSR Curb-Agajanian   Mikhail Goikhberg
  Trent Hindman
  Joey Hand
Acura NSX GT3 Evo 319 +29 Laps
Acura 3.5 L Turbo V6
24 GTD 44   GRT Magnus Racing   Andy Lally
  John Potter
  Spencer Pumpelly
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 319 +29 Laps
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
25 GTD 48   Paul Miller Racing   Corey Lewis
  Bryan Sellers
  Madison Snow
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 318 +30 Laps
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
26
DNF
GTD 74   Riley Motorsports   Lawson Aschenbach
  Marc Miller
  Gar Robinson
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 312 Collision damage
Mercedes-AMG M159 6.2 L V8
27 GTLM 4   Corvette Racing   Marcel Fässler
  Oliver Gavin
  Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R 292 +56 Laps
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
28
DNF
GTD 12   AIM Vasser-Sullivan   Townsend Bell
  Frankie Montecalvo
  Michael de Quesada
Lexus RC F GT3 266 Accident damage
Lexus 5.0 L V8
29
DNF
GTD 11   GRT Grasser Racing Team   Richard Heistand
  Franck Perera
  Steijn Schothorst
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 263 Driveshaft
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
30
DNF
GTD 96   Turner Motorsport   Robby Foley
  Dillon Machavern
  Nick Yelloly
BMW M6 GT3 235 Brakes
BMW 4.4 L Turbo V8
31
DNF
GTD 14   AIM Vasser-Sullivan   Jack Hawksworth
  Kyle Kirkwood
  Aaron Telitz
Lexus RC F GT3 70 Accident
Lexus 5.0 L V8
Box Score

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dagys, John (21 September 2017). "1500 Miles of Sebring Confirmed". sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. ^ Watkins, David (4 April 2018). "Sebring WEC race moved to Friday, reduced to 1000 miles". motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Super Sebring' Delivers All-Time Track Attendance Record". sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  4. ^ "2020 Super Sebring dates confirmed". FIA World Endurance Championship. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2020.

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