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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
Excitement building for 60th 12 Hours of Sebring

ALMS
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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Start of the 59th 12 Hours of Sebring
Rolex / Stephan Cooper
Over 60 teams made their way to Sebring International Raceway for this coming Saturday’s 60th edition of the 12-hour race, also the official opening round of this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship. “We are honored to be the opening round of the new WEC,” said Sebring International Raceway President and General Manager Tres Stephenson.

“The enthusiasm for this year’s race is at a fever pitch.” The new FIA World Championship evolved from the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, which debuted at Sebring last year. With this large and strong field it is going to be one of the best in the illustrious history of this endurance race.

No. 2 - Audi Sport Team Joest - Audi R15+ TDI - Dindo Capello (ITA)/Tom Kristensen (DNK)/Allan McNish (GBR) - LMP1 in 2011
Rolex / Stephan Cooper
For six decades, Sebring has been one of the favorite races on the international sports car racing calendar. “We all love to come here, the place is fantastic and the fans really love racing,” said five-time Sebring winner Tom Kristensen. The Dane, also a Rolex Testimonee, is once again a favorite to win this race. Together with Scotsman Allan McNish and Italian Rinaldo Capello, the eight-time 24 Heures du Mans winner will drive the #2 Audi R18.

“I came here in 1999 for the first time and was successful on my first attempt. So I love this raceway,” Kristensen stated. While Audi is one of the favorites in the LMP1 class, the top class for prototypes, they still have to compete with the Lola’s, Pescarolo’s and HPD before making it into the winner’s circle here. Among the new teams is JRM with a HRD-Honda.

Le Mans veteran Peter Dumbreck is one of the JRM drivers; “Sebring is new to me and I am excited to be here, especially on this anniversary,” said the Scottish driver. Since the 12 Hours of Sebring is also the opening round of the American Le Mans Series, a large number of American teams will race side-by-side with WEC competitors. These cars race under the same regulations and their P1 prototypes will also battle for the overall win of the 12 Hours of Sebring race.

With 13 total entries, the LMP2 class (WEC and ALMS combined) will be highly competitive. Among the drivers in this class are former Formula One racer Stefan Johansson (SWE) – the overall winner here in 1984 –, Indy 500 star Ryan Hunter-Reay (USA) and former Rolex 24 At Daytona winner Joao Barbosa (PRT).

The largest group of entries can be found in the GT classes. For the 12 Hours of Sebring race, these production-based cars run in three categories: GTPro, GTAm and GTC. All major sports car manufacturers have entered several cars for this weekend’s race: BMW, Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin. BMW is the defending GT class champion and the Bavarian manufacturer is back with Uwe Alzen (DEU), Jörg Müller (DEU) and Jonathan Summerton (USA) as new team members.

Corvette, who will also celebrate its 60th birthday this year, has two factory entries supported by the French Larbre Competition cars. Porsche, who has the most wins in Sebring – 18 overall and 67 in class – will debut their new 911 GT3 RSR (997) racer.

In the GTC class, last year’s winner Sebastiaan Bleekemolen (NLD) is back to defend his title: “It is always great to be in Sebring, it is a wonderful event and after winning here last year, it is definitely now one of my favorites.” As Bleekemolen will go for another class win, his brother Jeroen will fight for the overall win in a LMP1 Lola-Toyota.

With a strong field of over 60 cars, the 60th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring will be highly competitive. In its long history there have been many surprising winners, so nothing has yet been decided. The race begins this coming Saturday, 17 March at 10:30 local time, and 12 hours later another name will join the list of champions that already includes celebrity drivers such as Stirling Moss (GBR), Mike Hawthorn (GBR), Juan Manuel Fangio (ARG), A.J. Foyt (USA), Phil Hill (USA), Mario Andretti (USA) and many others.

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