Sebring Hour 2: Corvettes run 1-2-3-4 as rain hits Sebring

Multiple teams have hit trouble in the second hour, following a sudden downpour and accident that has put the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring under the second caution of the race.

Christian Fittipaldi is now out front, leading an Action Express Racing 1-2, after pit stops for both the leading Ligier JS P2 Hondas for Continental wet tires during a first spout of rain.

Most of the teams stayed out as conditions improved until a sudden downpour 20 minutes later, which resulted in a number of off-course excursions and a heavy accident.

Townsend Bell lost control of his No. 11 Change Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 on the Ulmann Straight and slammed hard into the barriers, which brought out the yellow.

Bell was evaluated and released from the infield car center.

The No. 54 CORE autosport Oreca FLM09 of Jon Bennett, meanwhile, spun and was stuck on track.

Risi Competizione’s Giancarlo Fisichella leads GT Le Mans in his Ferrari 488 GTE car, while the PR1/Mathiasen Motorports entry of Robert Alon is out front in Prototype Challenge.

Madison Snow, meanwhile, leads GT Daytona in the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini.

All cars are now on wet weather tires, although the rain has eased up.

The race remains under caution as barrier repairs are made following Bell’s accident.

Hour 2 Standings

POS In CL Cl No Current driver Car type Laps Behind Gap
1 1 P 5 Christian Fittipaldi Chevrolet Corvette DP 52 –.— –.—
2 2 P 31 Dane Cameron Chevrolet Corvette DP 52 2.034 2.034
3 3 P 90 Marc Goossens Chevrolet Corvette DP 52 2.905 0.871
4 4 P 10 Jordan Taylor Chevrolet Corvette DP 52 3.124 0.219
5 5 P 60 Oswaldo Negri Honda HPD Ligier JS P2 52 3.963 0.839
6 6 P 24 Carlos de Quesada BMW Power Riley DP 52 13.505 9.542
7 7 P 81 Henrik Hedman Nissan Oreca 05 52 19.744 6.239
8 8 P 55 Spencer Pigot Mazda Prototype 52 20.827 1.083
9 9 P 0 Katherine Legge DeltaWing DWC13 52 23.749 2.922
10 10 P 2 Scott Sharp Honda HPD Ligier JS P2 51 1 lap 1 lap
11 1 GTLM 4 Tommy Milner Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 51 1 lap 2:53.500
12 1 PC 52 Robert Alon ORECA FLM09 51 1 lap 1.146
13 2 GTLM 100 Lucas Luhr BMW M6 GTLM 51 1 lap 0.547
14 3 GTLM 911 Nick Tandy Porsche 911 RSR 51 1 lap 0.630
15 2 PC 85 Stephen Simpson ORECA FLM09 51 1 lap 0.334
16 4 GTLM 66 Dirk Mueller Ford GT Eco Boost 51 1 lap 0.223
17 3 PC 38 James French ORECA FLM09 51 1 lap 2.471
18 4 PC 54 Jonathan Bennett ORECA FLM09 51 1 lap 5.559
19 5 PC 20 Ryan Lewis ORECA FLM09 51 1 lap 1.553
20 5 GTLM 62 Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari 488 GTE 51 1 lap 5.284
21 6 GTLM 3 Jan Magnussen Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 51 1 lap 0.738
22 7 GTLM 912 Earl Bamber Porsche 911 RSR 51 1 lap 0.701
23 8 GTLM 67 Richard Westbrook Ford GT Eco Boost 51 1 lap 2.696
24 9 GTLM 25 Dirk Werner BMW M6 GTLM 51 1 lap 0.894
25 10 GTLM 68 Andrea Bertolini Ferrari 488 GTE 51 1 lap 3.030
26 6 PC 8 Alex Popow ORECA FLM09 50 2 laps 1 lap
27 7 PC 88 Michael Lyons ORECA FLM09 50 2 laps 20.026
28 11 P 50 Dorsey Schroeder BMW Power Riley DP 50 2 laps 2:54.278
29 12 P 70 Joel Miller Mazda Prototype 50 2 laps 3.043
30 1 GTD 48 Madison Snow Lamborghini Huracan GT3 49 3 laps 1 lap
31 2 GTD 9 Matt Bell Audi R8 LMS GT3 49 3 laps 2.376
32 3 GTD 23 Mario Farnbacher Porsche 991 GT3 R 49 3 laps 0.527
33 4 GTD 16 Corey Lewis Lamborghini Huracan GT3 49 3 laps 1.629
34 5 GTD 96 Bret Curtis BMW M6 GT3 49 3 laps 0.914
35 6 GTD 73 Matthew McMurry Porsche 911 GT3 R 49 3 laps 1.236
36 7 GTD 97 Michael Marsal BMW M6 GT3 49 3 laps 0.920
37 8 GTD 6 Robin Liddell Audi R8 LMS GT3 49 3 laps 17.461
38 9 GTD 63 Christina Nielsen Ferrari 488 GT3 49 3 laps 1.019
39 10 GTD 22 Cooper MacNeil Porsche 911 GT3 R 49 3 laps 1.241
40 11 GTD 51 Matteo Cressoni Ferrari 458 49 3 laps 2.731
41 12 GTD 540 Timothy Pappas Porsche 991 GT3 R 48 4 laps 1 lap
42 13 GTD 98 Pedro Lamy Aston Martin Vantage GT3 48 4 laps 11.121
43 14 GTD 45 Pierre Kaffer Audi R8 48 4 laps 2:24.386
44 15 GTD 28 Terry Borcheller Lamborghini Huracan GT3 48 4 laps 0.894
45 16 GTD 44 John Potter Audi R8 LMS GT3 48 4 laps 14.150
46 17 GTD 33 Ben Keating Dodge Viper GT3-R 44 8 laps 4 laps
47 18 GTD 11 Townsend Bell Lamborghini Huracan GT3 30 22 laps 14 laps
48 19 GTD 27 Fabio Babini Lamborghini Huracan GT3 27 25 laps 3 laps
50 20 GTD 21 Christopher Zochling Lamborghini Huracan GT3 0 –.— –.—
51 $L 1, GTLM 0 –.— –:—
54 6$F 0 –.— –:—
55 6$L 4, P 0 –.— –:—

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