Cadillac 1-2-3 in 12 Hours of Sebring

The winning #31 Cadillac of Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani and Eric Curran
The winning #31 Cadillac of Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani and Eric Curran

Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani and Eric Curran won the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring after a dominant run that saw Whelen Engineering Racing lead the majority of the race.

Driving the No. 31 Action Express Racing-run Cadillac DPi-V.R, Nasr won a late-race restart duel with six minutes to go to keep his lead despite pressure from Jordan Taylor in the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac.

It marked Derani’s third Sebring win in four years, having scored victories at the central Florida circuit with Tequila Patron ESM in 2016 and 2018.

Taylor was unable to take his second consecutive win in the No. 10 WTR entry despite repeated attempts to get through during the final stint.

Filipe Albuquerque crossed the line third in the Mustang Sampling Racing entry, ensuring both Action Express cars made it onto the podium and giving Cadillac a 1-2-3 sweep.

The fourth and final car to finish on the final lap was the No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05, classified 11 seconds behind the leader with Alexander Rossi at the wheel. The Acuras never had a chance against the Cadillacs here or at Daytona. Whoever does the Balance of Power adjustments for IMSA must have a bias in favor of GM and Cadillac. There is no other way to explain the disparity in speed.

[adinserter name="GOOGLE AD"]The sister #6 Acura of Dane Cameron, Simon Pagenaud and Juan Pablo Montoya started from pole but dropped down the order as soon as the green flag dropped.

Porsche Takes Second Straight Sebring GTLM Win

#911 GTLM winning Porsche
#911 GTLM winning Porsche

Nick Tandy held off the pair of Chip Ganassi Ford GTs to claim victory for the No. 911 Porsche crew in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring GT Le Mans class contest.

The Englishman had a manageable lead over Ryan Briscoe and Joey Hand eradicated with 15 minutes to go when a Full Course Yellow was called to retrieve a parked GTD car, bringing the two Ford drivers right onto the Porsche 911 RSR’s tail.

Tandy, who shared the No. 92 machine with Patrick Pilet and Frederic Makowiecki, hold off Hand by 1.951 seconds at the checkered flag.

It marked the second consecutive Sebring victory for the Tandy/Pilet/Makowiecki combination.

Grasser Leads Lamborghini 1-2 in GTD

#11 GTD winning Lamborghini
#11 GTD winning Lamborghini

The Grasser Racing Team won GT Daytona class honors in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, leading a historic 1-2 finish for Lamborghini.

Mirko Bortolotti led home Andy Lally by 2.724s following a duel between the pair of Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evos after the late caution bunched the field.

More to follow…………….

Results

Pos PiC No. Class Drivers Make Laps Behind
1 1 31 DPi F. Nasr/E. Curran/P. Derani Cadillac DPi 348 0.000s
2 2 10 DPi R. Van Der Zande/J. Taylor/M. Vaxiviere Cadillac DPi 348 1.030
3 3 5 DPi J. Barbosa/B. Hartley/F. Albuquerque Cadillac DPi 348 4.023
4 4 7 DPi R. Taylor/H. Castroneves/A. Rossi Acura DPi 348 11.331
5 5 54 DPi J. Bennett/C. Braun/R. Dumas Nissan DPi 347 1 Lap
6 6 55 DPi J. Bomarito/H. Tincknell/O. Pla Mazda DPi 346 2 Laps
7 7 85 DPi M. Goikhberg/T. Vautier/J. Piedrahita Cadillac DPi 346 2 Laps
8 8 84 DPi S. Trummer/S. Simpson/C. Miller Cadillac DPi 345 3 Laps
9 9 6 DPi D. Cameron/J. Montoya/S. Pagenaud Acura DPi 339 9 Laps
10 1 911 GTLM P. Pilet/N. Tandy/F. Makowiecki Porsche 911 RSR 330 18 Laps
11 2 66 GTLM J. Hand/D. Mueller/S. Bourdais Ford GT 330 18 Laps
12 3 3 GTLM J. Magnussen/A. Garcia/M. Rockenfeller Chevrolet Corvette 330 18 Laps
13 4 24 GTLM J. Krohn/J. Edwards/P. Eng BMW M8 GTE 330 18 Laps
14 5 912 GTLM E. Bamber/L. Vanthoor/M. Jaminet Porsche 911 RSR 330 18 Laps
15 6 67 GTLM R. Briscoe/R. Westbrook/S. Dixon Ford GT 330 18 Laps
16 7 25 GTLM T. Blomqvist/C. De Phillippi/C. Herta BMW M8 GTE 329 19 Laps
17 1 38 LMP2 K. Masson/A. Evans/C. Cassels ORECA LMP2 322 26 Laps
18 8 4 GTLM O. Gavin/T. Milner/M. Fassler Chevrolet Corvette 321 27 Laps
19 1 11 GTD R. Ineichen/M. Bortolotti/R. Breukers Lamborghini Huracan 320 28 Laps
20 2 44 GTD J. Potter/A. Lally/S. Pumpelly Lamborghini Huracan 320 28 Laps
21 3 63 GTD C. MacNeil/T. Vilander/J. Westphal Ferrari 488 GT3 320 28 Laps
22 4 29 GTD D. Morad/C. Mies/R. Feller Audi R8 LMS GT3 320 28 Laps
23 5 33 GTD B. Keating/J. Bleekemolen/F. Fraga Mercedes-AMG GT3 320 28 Laps
24 6 73 GTD P. Lindsey/P. Long/N. Boulle Porsche 911 GT3 R 320 28 Laps
25 7 86 GTD M. Farnbacher/T. Hindman/J. Marks Acura NSX GT3 320 28 Laps
26 8 57 GTD K. Legge/A. Beatriz/C. Nielsen Acura NSX GT3 320 28 Laps
27 9 12 GTD F. Montecalvo/T. Bell/A. Telitz Lexus RC F GT3 318 30 Laps
28 10 9 GTD S. Hargrove/Z. Robichon/L. Kern Porsche 911 GT3 R 318 30 Laps
29 11 71 GTD J. Perez/M. Buhk/F. Schiller Mercedes-AMG GT3 315 33 Laps
30 12 47 GTD B. Gdovic/D. Yount/L. Aschenbach Lamborghini Huracan 311 37 Laps
31 13 96 GTD B. Auberlen/R. Foley/D. Machavern BMW M6 GT3 DNF DNF
32 2 52 LMP2 M. McMurry/G. Aubry/A. Fjorback ORECA LMP2 DNF DNF
33 10 50 DPi W. Owen/R. Binder/A. Canapino Cadillac DPi DNF DNF
34 14 8 GTD P. Chase/R. Dalziel/E. Perez Companc Audi R8 LMS GT3 DNF DNF
35 15 14 GTD R. Heistand/J. Hawksworth/P. Frommenwiler Lexus RC F GT3 DNF DNF
36 16 48 GTD B. Sellers/R. Hardwick/C. Lewis Lamborghini Huracan DNF DNF
37 11 77 DPi O. Jarvis/T. Nunez/T. Bernhard Mazda DPi DNF DNF
38 17 19 GTD A. Davis/A. Riberas/W. Hardeman Audi R8 LMS GT3 DNF DNF

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