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IMSA Point Standings
After Austin
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
7 Tom Long 168
7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

PC
1 Patricio O'ward 216
1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

GTD
1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

Prototype Teams
Rank Teams Total
1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

PC
1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

GTLM
1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

GTD
1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
Audis lead Sebring at halfway mark

ALMS
Saturday, March 15, 2008

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The leading No. 2 Audi
Bob Heathcote
Audi’s two R10 TDIs sat 1-2 at the halfway point of the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida on Saturday afternoon with Marco Werner leading Dindo Capello by 13.177 seconds. The two diesel entries were the first of five cars on the lead lap as the season-opening race for the American Le Mans Series entered the seventh hour.

Audi took control in the third hour when the race-leading Peugeot spent significant time in the pit lane with mechanics working on the hydraulics of the factory prototype. Nic Minassian and Pedro Lamy had dominated the early going for the Peugeot, leading by more than 30 seconds over the Audis, Penske Racing’s Porsche RS Spyder and Andretti Green Racing’s Acura ARX-01b. Marco Andretti drove the opening three stints for AGR and took the overall lead into the second hour, following in the footsteps of grandfather Mario, who last led at Sebring as he won the race for the third time in 1972.

Emmanuel Collard ran third overall and first in LMP2 in Penske’s lone remaining RS Spyder. The No. 6 entry was retired early due to overheating. Second in class was Chris Dyson in Dyson Racing’s first Porsche followed by the lead Acura ARX-10b of Andretti Green Racing and driver Bryan Herta.

Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen led GT1 by 10 laps in the No. 3 Corvette C6.R. The trio of Magnussen, Johnny O’Connell and Ron Fellows had a virtually flawless run in the opening six hours. The No. 4 sister car wasn’t as fortunate, having to undergo a driveshaft replacement in the race’s second hour. Bell Motorsports’ Aston Martin DBR9 was running third in class.

Wolf Henzler took the lead in GT2 just shy of the halfway point when the top two runners suffered heavy damage when they collided with each other. Risi Competizione’s Jaime Melo apparently lost braking on his Ferrari F430 GT and ran through the hairpin turn, taking out Dirk Werner’s Porsche 911 GT3 RSR from Farnbacher Loles Racing. Just like that, Henzler went from two laps down into the lead.

A second Flying Lizard Porsche with Alex Davison at the wheel was second in class, one lap behind its sister car. Tafel Racing’s No. 73 Ferrari was third in GT2 with Pierre Ehret driving.

6-Hour Standings

Pos

Car Cls Drivers Team Car Laps Gap
1. 2 P1 L.Luhr, M.Werner, M.Rockenfeller Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI 164 0.000
2. 1 P1 R.Capello, A.McNish, T.Kristensen Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI 164 30.720
3. 7 P2 R.Dumas, T.Bernhard, E.Collard Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder 164 3.136
4. 16 P2 C.Dyson, G.Smith Dyson Racing Porsche RS Spyder 163 1 Lap
5. 26 P2 B.Herta, C.Fittipaldi, M.Andretti Andretti Green Racing Acura ARX-01b 163 19.429
6. 20 P2 B.Leitzinger, M.Franchitti, A.Lally Dyson Racing Porsche RS Spyder 163 1:18.415
7. 15 P2 A.Fernandez, L.Diaz Fernandez Racing Acura ARX-01b 163 6.288
8. 9 P2 D.Brabham, S.Sharp, S.Johansson Highcroft Racing Acura Acura ARX-01b 162 1 Lap
9. 3 GT1 J.O'Connell, J.Magnussen, R.Fellows Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R 155 7 Laps
10. 27 P2 F.Lienhard, D.Theys, J.Lammers Horag Racing Porsche RS Spyder 155 1:04.099
11. 37 P1 J.Field, D.Dayton, R.Berry Intersport Racing Lola B06/10 AER 151 4 Laps
12. 45 GT2 J.Bergmeister, W.Henzler, M.Lieb Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 150 1 Lap
13. 44 GT2 S.Neiman, D.Law, A.Davison Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 148 2 Laps
14. 5 GT2 U.Alzen, N.Swartzbaugh, C.Stanton VICI Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 147 1 Lap
15. 61 GT2 T.Krohn, N.Jonsson, E.van de Poele Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GT 147 30.770
16. 73 GT2 J.Tafel, A.Simonsen, P.Ehret Tafel Racing Ferrari 430 GT 146 1 Lap
17. 4 GT1 O.Gavin, O.Beretta, M.Papis Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R 146 17.767
18. 11 GT2 J.Feinberg, C.Hall Primetime Race Group Dodge Viper Comp Coupe 142 4 Laps
19. 07 P1 N.Minassian, S.Sarrazin, P.Lamy Peugeot Sport Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 139 3 Laps
20. 62 GT2 M.Salo, J.Melo, G.Bruni Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GT 137 2 Laps
21. 77 GT2 M.Konopka, M.Casadei Autoracing Club Bratislava Porsche 911 GT3 RS 137 29:05.33
22. 87 GT2 D.Werner, M.Basseng, B.Miller Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 136 1 Lap
23. 008 GT1 T.Borcheller, C.Ducote, A.Garcia Bell Motorsports Aston Martin DBR9 132 4 Laps
24. 40 GT2 D.Robertson, A.Robertson, D.Murry Robertson Racing Doran Ford GT Mk.VII 124 8 Laps
25. 46 GT2 J.van Overbeek, P.Pilet, R.Lietz Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 123 1 Lap
26. 71 GT2 D.Farnbacher, D.Muller, R.Bell Tafel Racing Ferrari 430 GT 116 7 Laps
27. 12 P1 C.McMurry, B.Willman, T.Burgess Autocon Motorsports Creation CA06H Judd 115 1 Lap
28. 21 GT2 J.Hand, T.Milner, T.Sutherland Panoz Team PTG Panoz Esperante 104 11 Laps
29. 28 GT2 L.Gigliotti, D.Peterson, M.Goossens LG Motorsports Riley Corvette C6 99 5 Laps
30. 32 P2 J.Barazi, M.Vergers, J-C.Ravier Barazi-Epsilon Zytek 07S 88 11 Laps
31. 007 GT2 P.Drayson, J.Cocker, T.Sugden Drayson-Barwell Aston Martin DBRS9 70 18 Laps
32. 6 P2 S.Maassen, P.Long, R.Briscoe Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder 29 41 Laps
EXC 8 P2 G.Bonilla, B.Devlin, R.Matos B-K Motorsports Mazda Lola B07-46 -- --
DNS 48 GT2 G.Jeannette, J.Mowlem, R.Kelleners Corsa Motorsports Ferrari 430 GT -- --
DNS 10 P1 B.Collins, H.Toivonen, S.Wright ECO Racing Radical SR10 -- --

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