2021 12 Hours of Sebring

The 2021 12 Hours of Sebring (formally known as the 69th 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 17 to 20 March 2021. It was the second round of both the 2021 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Michelin Endurance Cup. Mazda Motorsports entered as the defending overall winners of the 12-hour event.

BackgroundEdit

After being postponed to November the previous year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race returned to its traditional March date for 2021. Originally, the 1000 Miles of Sebring, the FIA World Endurance Championship event run in conjunction with the 12 Hours in 2019, was slated to return, but was later cancelled due to international travel restrictions still imposed by the pandemic.[1]

On March 10, the full entry list for the race was revealed, featuring 37 cars. The field consisted of 7 cars in the DPi category, 5 in the LMP2 category, 7 in the LMP3 category, 5 in the GTLM category, and 13 in the GTD category.[2]

Supporting the race during the week were IMSA's Michelin Pilot Challenge series, Porsche Carrera Cup North America series, and Mazda MX-5 Cup series.[3]

ResultsEdit

RaceEdit

Class winners are denoted in bold and  .

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Laps Time/Retired
Engine
1 DPi 5   JDC-Mustang Sampling Racing   Sébastien Bourdais
  Loïc Duval
  Tristan Vautier
Cadillac DPi-V.R 349 12:01:01.418 
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
2 DPi 55   Mazda Motorsports   Jonathan Bomarito
  Oliver Jarvis
  Harry Tincknell
Mazda RT24-P 349 +1.435
Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L Turbo I4
3 DPi 60   Meyer Shank Racing w/ Curb-Agajanian   Dane Cameron
  Juan Pablo Montoya
  Olivier Pla
Acura ARX-05 349 +2.614
Acura AR35TT 3.5 L Turbo V6
4 DPi 10   Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05   Filipe Albuquerque
  Alexander Rossi
  Ricky Taylor
Acura ARX-05 349 +5.318
Acura AR35TT 3.5 L Turbo V6
5 DPi 01   Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing   Scott Dixon
  Kevin Magnussen
  Renger van der Zande
Cadillac DPi-V.R 347 +2 Laps
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
6 LMP2 52   PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports   Scott Huffaker
  Mikkel Jensen
  Ben Keating
Oreca 07 344 +5 Laps 
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
7 LMP2 18   Era Motorsport   Ryan Dalziel
  Dwight Merriman
  Kyle Tilley
Oreca 07 344 +5 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
8 GTLM 79   WeatherTech Racing   Matt Campbell
  Mathieu Jaminet
  Cooper MacNeil
Porsche 911 RSR-19 334 +15 Laps 
Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6
9 GTLM 25   BMW Team RLL   Connor De Phillippi
  Philipp Eng
  Bruno Spengler
BMW M8 GTE 333 +16 Laps
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
10 GTLM 24   BMW Team RLL   John Edwards
  Augusto Farfus
  Jesse Krohn
BMW M8 GTE 333 +16 Laps
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
11 GTLM 3   Corvette Racing   Nicky Catsburg
  Antonio García
  Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R 333 +16 Laps
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
12 GTLM 4   Corvette Racing   Tommy Milner
  Alexander Sims
  Nick Tandy
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R 330 +19 Laps
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
13 LMP3 54   CORE Autosport   Jon Bennett
  Colin Braun
  George Kurtz
Ligier JS P320 329 +20 Laps 
Nissan VK56DE 5.6 L V8
14 LMP3 91   Riley Motorsports   Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Jim Cox
  Dylan Murry
Ligier JS P320 329 +20 Laps
Nissan VK56DE 5.6 L V8
15 LMP3 74   Riley Motorsports   Scott Andrews
  Spencer Pigot
  Gar Robinson
Ligier JS P320 329 +20 Laps
Nissan VK56DE 5.6 L V8
16 LMP3 7   Forty7 Motorsports   Oliver Askew
  Stevan McAleer
  Austin McCusker
Duqueine M-30 - D08 328 +21 Laps
Nissan VK56DE 5.6 L V8
17 LMP3 33   Sean Creech Motorsport   João Barbosa
  Yann Clairay
  Lance Willsey
Ligier JS P320 328 +21 Laps
Nissan VK56DE 5.6 L V8
18 GTD 9   Pfaff Motorsports   Lars Kern
  Zacharie Robichon
  Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 911 GT3 R 320 +29 Laps 
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19 GTD 16   Wright Motorsports   Jan Heylen
  Trent Hindman
  Patrick Long
Porsche 911 GT3 Evo 320 +29 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
20 GTD 23   Heart of Racing Team   Roman De Angelis
  Ross Gunn
  Ian James
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 320 +29 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
21 GTD 44   Magnus Racing with Archangel Motorsports   Andy Lally
  John Potter
  Spencer Pumpelly
Acura NSX GT3 Evo 320 +29 Laps
Acura 3.5 L Turbo V6
22 GTD 88   Team Hardpoint EBM   Bia Figueiredo
  Katherine Legge
  Christina Nielsen
Porsche 911 GT3 R 320 +29 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
23 GTD 12   Vasser Sullivan Racing   Robert Megennis
  Frankie Montecalvo
  Zach Veach
Lexus RC F GT3 319 +30 Laps
Lexus 5.0 L V8
24 GTD 14   Vasser Sullivan Racing   Jack Hawksworth
  Kyle Kirkwood
  Aaron Telitz
Lexus RC F GT3 313 +36 Laps
Lexus 5.0 L V8
25 GTD 96   Turner Motorsport   Bill Auberlen
  Robby Foley
  Aidan Read
BMW M6 GT3 313 +36 Laps
BMW 4.4 L Turbo V8
26
DNF
GTD 75   SunEnergy1 Racing   Maro Engel
  Mikaël Grenier
  Kenny Habul
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 304 Accident
Mercedes-AMG M159 6.2 L V8
27
DNF
DPi 31   Whelen Engineering Racing   Mike Conway
  Pipo Derani
  Felipe Nasr
Cadillac DPi-V.R 292 Gearbox
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
28[N 1] DPi 48   Ally Cadillac Racing   Jimmie Johnson
  Kamui Kobayashi
  Simon Pagenaud
Cadillac DPi-V.R 349 +1.641
Cadillac 5.5 L V8
29 GTD 99   Team Hardpoint EBM   Earl Bamber
  Trenton Estep
  Rob Ferriol
Porsche 911 GT3 R 280 +69 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
30
DNF
LMP2 8   Tower Motorsports by Starworks   Gabriel Aubry
  Timothé Buret
  John Farano
Oreca 07 266 Accident
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
31
DNF
LMP3 83   WIN Autosport   Matthew Bell
  Niklas Krauetten
  Rodrigo Sales
Duqueine M-30 - D08 265 Mechanical
Nissan VK56DE 5.6 L V8
32
DNF
GTD 1   Paul Miller Racing   Corey Lewis
  Bryan Sellers
  Madison Snow
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 255 Gearbox
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
33
DNF
LMP3 38   Performance Tech Motorsports   Dan Goldburg
  Rasmus Lindh
  Mateo Llarena
Ligier JS P320 177 Overheating
Nissan VK56DE 5.6 L V8
34
DNF
GTD 28   Alegra Motorsports   Billy Johnson
  Daniel Morad
  Michael de Quesada
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 91 Accident
Mercedes-AMG M159 6.2 L V8
35
DNF
GTD 19   GRT Grasser Racing Team   Franck Perera
  Stephen Simpson
  Tim Zimmerman
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 91 Accident/brake failure
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
36
DNF
LMP2 11   WIN Autosport   Thomas Merrill
  Tristan Nunez
  Steven Thomas
Oreca 07 90 Electronics
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
37[N 2] LMP2 22   United Autosports   Wayne Boyd
  Jim McGuire
  Guy Smith
Oreca 07 333 +16 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
OFFICIAL RESULTS
  1. ^ The no. 48 Ally Cadillac Racing entry was moved to the rear of the DPi classification for violating drive time rules after Simon Pagenaud was found to have driven more than the maximum 4 hours within a 6 hour time period.[4]
  2. ^ The no. 22 United Autosports entry was moved to the rear of the LMP2 classification for exceeding maximum skid block wear regulations.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lloyd, Daniel (January 22, 2021). "1000 Miles of Sebring Canceled; Portimao to Stage 2021 Opener". Sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media, LLC. Retrieved March 21, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Ryan, Nate (March 10, 2021). "Entry list for the 2021 Twelve Hours of Sebring". nbcsports.com. NBC Universal. Retrieved March 21, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Weekend Schedule". imsa.com. International Motor Sports Association, LLC.
  4. ^ http://results.imsa.com/Results_NoticeBoard/21_2021/05_Sebring%20International%20Raceway/18_Penalties/IWSC%20SP2021-03.pdf
  5. ^ http://results.imsa.com/Results_NoticeBoard/21_2021/05_Sebring%20International%20Raceway/18_Penalties/IWSC%20TP2021-06.pdf

External linksEdit

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