Around 200,000 spectators witnessed a fascinating race with the drama and incidents that are typical for Le Mans plus an impressive demonstration of “Vorsprung durch Technik.” The four Audi R18 cars from Audi Sport Team Joest were the quickest and most reliable vehicles and after 24 hours occupied positions one, two, three and five.
At the Le Mans test day held two weeks before the 24-hour race, Audi completed its preparation phase with a wealth of valuable findings. The brand’s first diesel hybrid sports car set the fastest time of the day. Allan McNish in the number “2” Audi R18 e-tron quattro was the quickest driver on the tradition-steeped track at La Sarthe.
The Signatech Alpine Matmut team fielded a full-strength line-up at Monza for the official prologue of the FIA World Endurance Championship- The Alpine A470s managed to rack up more than 2,400km in testing- The season gets underway in two weeks' time at the 6 Hours of Silverstone
Largest IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Field Set For BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach
Transitioning from the two longest races of the season, the 100-minute sprint race is one of the shortest races on the WeatherTech Championship calendar and will be broadcast live on FOX, with coverage beginning at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT and continuing through the checkered flag and post-race interviews.
Sebring 2017 complete 12h race
This time, there was no controversy – just an old-fashioned butt-whipping by the winning Prototype team. The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing/Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi V.R, with Ricky Taylor behind the wheel, won the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona, with the No. 5 Action Express Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi V.R finishing second. But it wasn’t pretty – with just seven minutes left, Taylor nudged the No. 5 out of the way in turn 1, causing the No. 5 to spin.
Up front in the four classes: The familiar No. 5 Action Express Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi V.R currently driven by veteran Joao Barbosa leads the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi V.R, driven by Ricky Taylor, by two seconds.
When the Prototype cars arrived in Sebring, it appeared Cadillac would dominate again after posting the fastest lap in three of the four pre-qualifying practice sessions. However, Cadillac didn’t capture the pole for tomorrow’s 65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. The qualifying session on Friday afternoon saw record-breaking speeds in three of the four WeatherTech Championship classes, including Prototype, with the fastest lap of 1 minute, 48.178 seconds, set by Neel Jani, driving the No. 13 Rebellion Racing Gibson-powered ORECA P2.