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03/19/11
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Sebring: Hour 8 standings
BMW leads GT class, barely
At the 8-hour mark with just 4-hours to go, the Acura HPD No. 01 team, currently with David Brabham at the wheel is keeping the two leading Peugeots honest up front.  However, if it comes down to a sprint race in the final hour one gets the sense the Peugeots have the strength to pull out the overall win.

In the hard fought GT class it is still a barn burning all-out battle between the Ferrari 458 and the two Rahal BMWs.  The BMW is leading but the Ferrari is right up its exhaust pipes.  And Corvette and Porsche are right there as well.

The new Risi Competizione No. 062 Ferrari 458 Italia GT is continuing to run flawlessly and remains closely in touch with the leading pack of GT cars. 

After the last round of pit stops, carried out under the ninth full course caution period so far, the newest Ferrari from the Corse Clienti stable is running in fifth place amongst the GT field.  There are four manufacturers within the top six and all are on the same lap which indicates the high and intensely close level of competition enjoyed within the American Le Mans Series.

Toni Vilander said after his time in the car earlier this afternoon:  “Things are going well so far and the F458 is running without any problems.  We are finding it difficult to keep up with the BMWs, especially on the straights, but we just need to keep going without any issues or making any mistakes and we’ll see where we are in a few hours time.”

As temperatures cool and the sun begins to lower in the sky, the race pace will – historically – pick up.  Risi Competizione has won the 12 Hours of Sebring before on the last corner of the last lap; at this event, as darkness falls, the team knows to expect anything and hope for everything.

Hour 8 Standings

Pos

Num CL CP Driver Car Laps Behind Gap
1 8 LMP1 1 Stephane Sarrazin Peugeot 908 210 --- ---
2 10 LMP1 2 Loic Duval Peugeot 908 HDI FAP 210 -24.385 -24.385
3 01 LMP1 3 David Brabham HPD ARX-01e 210 -30.650 -6.265
4 15 LMP1 4 Mattieu Lahaye Oak Pescarolo Judd 207 -3 laps -3 laps
5 016 LMP1 5 Chris Dyson Lola B09 86/Mazda 206 -4 laps -1 lap
6 2 LMP1 6 Allan McNish Audi R15+ TDI 204 -6 laps -2 laps
7 1 LMP1 7 Mike Rockenfeller Audi R15+ TDI 204 -6 laps -2.223
8 12 LMP1 8 Jeroen Bleekemolen Lola B10/60 Coupe 203 -7 laps -1 lap
9 036 LMPC 1 Michael Guasch Oreca FLM09 200 -10 laps -3 laps
10 56 GT 1 Joey Hand BMW M3 GT 200 -10 laps -7.758
11 51 GT 2 Gianmaria Bruni Ferrari F430 200 -10 laps -0.632
12 55 GT 3 Bill Auberlen BMW M3 GT 200 -10 laps -4.131
13 03 GT 4 Tommy Milner Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR 200 -10 laps -10.960
14 017 GT 5 Wolf Henzler Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 200 -10 laps -2.349
15 062 GT 6 Mika Salo Ferrari F458 Italia 200 -10 laps -12.840
16 04 GT 7 Jan Magnussen Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR 199 -11 laps -1 lap
17 005 LMPC 2 Jon Bennett Oreca FLM09 199 -11 laps -49.151
18 045 GT 8 Patrick Long Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 198 -12 laps -1 lap
19 002 GT 9 Rob Bell Ferrari F458 Italia 198 -12 laps -4.625
20 044 GT 10 Seth Neiman Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 197 -13 laps -1 lap
21 57 GTE-AM 1 Niclas Jonsson Ferrari F430 GT 196 -14 laps -1 lap
22 63 GTE-AM 2 Richard Lietz Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 196 -14 laps -38.173
23 7 LMP1 9 Alexander Wurz Peugeot 908 193 -17 laps -3 laps
24 054 GTC 1 Damien Faulkner Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 193 -17 laps -19.674
25 066 GTC 2 Duncan Ende Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 192 -18 laps -1 lap
26 006 LMPC 3 Ricardo Gonzalez Oreca FLM09 192 -18 laps -61.579
27 62 GTE-AM 3 Shaun Lynn Ferrari F430 192 -18 laps -0.103
28 098 GT 11 Rocky Moran Jaguar XKR 191 -19 laps -1 lap
29 004 GT 12 Colin Braun Doran Ford GT 191 -19 laps -4.807
30 011 GTC 3 Chris Cumming Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 191 -19 laps -22.798
31 040 GT 13 Andrea Robertson Doran Ford GT/Elan 191 -19 laps -6.576
32 068 GTC 4 Jim Norman Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 191 -19 laps -30.059
33 030 GTC 5 Carlos Kaufmann Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 191 -19 laps -0.569
34 034 GTC 6 Bob Faieta Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 190 -20 laps -1 lap
35 063 LMPC 4 Christian Zugel Oreca FLM09 190 -20 laps -2.947
36 077 GTC 7 John Potter Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 189 -21 laps -1 lap
37 038 LMPC 5 Olivier Lombard Oreca FLM09 189 -21 laps -283.010
38 023 GTC 8 Bill Sweedler Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 189 -21 laps -59.982
39 26 LMP2 1 Mailleux/Ordonez/A Oreca 03 Nissan 189 -21 laps -51.275
40 048 GT 14 Saascha Maassen Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 188 -22 laps -1 lap
41 052 LMPC 6 Ryan Lewis Oreca FLM09 185 -25 laps -3 laps
42 055 LMP2 2 Luis Diaz Lola Honda 184 -26 laps -1 lap
43 59 GT 15 Frederic Makowieck Ferrari F458 Italia 182 -28 laps -2 laps
44 35 LMP2 3 Frederic Da Rocha Oak Pescarolo Judd 177 -33 laps -5 laps
45 33 LMP2 4 Christophe Bouchut Lola Honda 166 -44 laps -11 laps
46 018 LMPC 7 Jan-Dirk Lueders Oreca FLM09 157 -53 laps -9 laps
47 06 LMP1 10 Greg Pickett AMR/ Lola Coupe B08 62 151 -59 laps -6 laps
48 24 LMP1 11 Jean-Francois Yvon Oak Pescarolo Judd 111 -99 laps -40 laps
49 032 GTC 9 Jan Seyffarth Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 87 -123 laps -24 laps
50 089 LMPC 8 Tomy Drissi Oreca FLM09 86 -124 laps -1 lap
51 001 GT 16 Johannes van Overb Ferrari F458 Italia 49 -161 laps -37 laps
52 50 GTE-AM 4 Gabriele Gardel Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 37 -173 laps -12 laps
53 099 GT 17 Bruno Junqueira Jaguar XKR 20 -190 laps -17 laps
54 050 GT 18 Ian James Panoz Abruzzi 19 -191 laps -1 lap
55 008 GT 19 Nicky Pastorelli Lamborghini Gallardo LP5 10 -200 laps -9 laps
56 60 GTE-AM 5 Fabien Giroix Aston Martin Vantage 5 -205 laps -5 laps

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