Sebring: 10 Hour update

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is winding down into darkness. With two hours to go, Marco Werner was driving his Audi R10 TDI to an eighth consecutive overall win and second in a row for the diesel-powered car on Saturday. Werner was a half minute ahead of the first of the new Acura prototypes as Bryan Herta continued to peddle the Andretti Green Racing Acura ARX closer and closer to an LMP2 win in its maiden race.

Acura comfortably held the top two spots in class as Luis Diaz in the Lowe’s Fernandez Acura-powered Lola was up by five laps on the third-place class car of Timo Bernhard for Penske Racing in a Porsche RS Spyder.

Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin remained ahead of teammate Jan Magnussen by 11 seconds as last year’s race winners battled for the GT1 class crown in new driver lineups. Gavin is with Olivier Beretta and Max Papis. Magnussen is driving with Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell.

The GT2 class battle between Flying Lizard Motorsports and Risi Competizione was the best of the race’s second half. Jaime Melo and the Ferrari F430 GT held a three-second lead over Porsche factory driver Jörg Bergmeister in the Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSR as the clock wound down. In 2006, the two finished on the same lap as the winning factory Panoz Esperante GTLM, and a similar finish was shaping up Saturday night.

Pos Car Cls Drivers Car Laps
1. 2 P1 E.Pirro, M.Werner, F.Biela Audi R10 TDI 299
2. 26 P2 B.Herta, D.Franchitti, T.Kanaan Acura ARX-01a 299
3. 15 P2 A.Fernandez, L.Diaz, D.Martinez Acura Lola BO6 292
4. 1 P1 R.Capello, A.McNish, T.Kristensen Audi R10 TDI 287
5. 7 P2 R.Dumas, T.Bernhard, H.Castroneves. Porsche RS Spyder 287
6. 9 P2 D.Brabham, S.Johansson, D.Dayton Acura ARX-01a 282
7. 4 GT1 O.Gavin, O.Beretta, M.Papis Corvette C6-R 280
8. 3 GT1 J.O'Connell, J.Magnussen, R.Fellows Corvette C6-R 280
9. 16 P2 B.Leitzinger, A.Wallace, A.Lally Porsche RS Spyder 277
10. 27 P2 F.Lienhard, D.Theys, E.Van de Poele Judd Lola B05-40 273
11. 63 GT1 A.Garcia, L.Halliday, D.Turner Aston Martin DBR9 273
12. 62 GT2 M.Salo, J.Mowlem, J.Melo Ferrari 430GT 271
13. 45 GT2 J.Van Overbeek, J.Bergmeister, M.Lieb Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 271
14. 20 P2 C.Dyson, G.Smith Porsche RS Spyder 270
15. 71 GT2 W.Henzler, R.Liddell, P.Long Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 266
16. 12 P1 M.Lewis, C.McMurry, B.Willman Lola EX257 AER 265
17. 37 P1 J.Field, D.Dayton, R.Berry Creation CA06H Judd 264
18. 85 GT2 P.Ehret, L.Nielsen, D.Werner Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 260
19. 86 GT2 P.Kox, J.Janis Spyker C8 260
20. 73 GT2 J.Tafel, D.Farnbacher, I.James Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 257
21. 18 GT2 R.Kelleners, T.Milner, G.Rahal Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 256
22. 24 GT2 B.Aucott, J.Macari, R.Wilson Ferrari F430GT 250
23. 10 GT2 P.Collin, A.Hermann, L.Da Silva Porsche 996 RSR 244
24. 31 GT2 T.Bergmeister, T.Enge, M.Gidley Ferrari 430GT 243
25. 21 GT2 B.Auberlen, J.Hand, T.Kimber-Smith Panoz Esperante 242
26. 54 GT2 T.Pappas, T.Borcheller, M.Basseng Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 235
27. 61 GT2 T.Krohn, N.Jonsson, C.Braun Ferrari 430GT 235
28. 6 P2 S.Maassen, R.Briscoe, E.Collard Porsche RS Spyder 231
29. 22 GT2 S.Maxell, R.Smith, B.Sellers Panoz Esperante 216
30. 44 GT2 L.Pechnik, S.Neiman, D.Law Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 211
31. 32 GT2 J.Lopez, R.Aguas, M.Mediani Ferrari 430GT 206
32. 8 P2 J.Bach, B.Devlin, R.Matos Mazda Lola B07-40 164

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