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Picks for 2008 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

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  1. pacific11

    pacific11 Formula Junior

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    Saturday March 15, 2008 on the Speed Channel

    9:30AM EDT Live Coverage


    My picks

    LMP1: # 07 Peugeot Sport, Peugeot 908 HDi FAP, drivers Nicolas Minassian, Stéphane Sarrazin, Pedro Lamy

    LMP2: # 32 Barazi - Epsilon, Zytek 07S, drivers Juan Barazi and Michael Vergers

    http://www.zytekgroup.co.uk/

    GT1: # 3 Corvette Racing, Chevrolet Corvette C6.R, drivers Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, Ron Fellows

    GT2: # 62 Risi Competizione, Ferrari F430 GTC, drivers Mika Salo, Jaime Melo, Gianmaria Bruni

    New videos on the left of previous ALMS races:

    http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/lemans-alms/

    http://www.americanlemans.com/home/ALMSHome.aspx

    A look back to last year's epic battle in GT2 between the # 62 Ferrari of Jaime Melo and Jörg Bergmeister in the # 45 Porsche.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjWo8VdMb8I
     
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  3. Whisky

    Whisky F1 World Champ
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    I'm going with Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell in the 956...
     
  4. RP

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    Aren't you off a bit in time? I still think A.J Foyt and Bob Wollek in the Swap Shop car will do the trick.
     
  5. tonyc

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    I remember that ending, one of the most exciting ones in a while, the last 45 seconds of that video still takes my breath away :)
     
  6. yzee

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    Thanks P11. Looking forward to an exiciting season. It's going to be big!
     
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  8. pacific11

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    Farnbacher Loles returns to ALMS; now full-season

    March 4, 2008

    # 87 2008-spec 911 GT3 RSR

    http://www.farnbacherlolesracing.com/info/?id=2992

    Will the Tafel effect work again?...Tafel Racing left Grand-Am mid season last year while in ALMS

    Tires: Now Michelin instead of Yokohama

    Drivers: Marc Basseng, Dirk Werner

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://www.basseng.de/

    Kumho tire testing for Vici Racing, drivers revealed

    Monday, 3-3-2008

    http://www.viciracing.com/2008/news/other/03/pre_sebring_tests/0303.html

    # 5 911: Craig Stanton, Uwe Alzen joined by Nathan Swartzbaugh for Sebring

    http://www.fiagt.com/driverinfo.php?drivername=Uwe+Alzen

    Nathan won an IMSA Championship in 2006.

    http://www.nathanswartzbaugh.com/

    Klaus Ludwig facing the camera?
     
  9. pacific11

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    "Turn 17 is one of the most challenging braking points I know"

    - Dirk Muller, describing a lap of historic Sebring International Raceway, in preparation for next week's Twelve Hours of Sebring. "You arrive in 6th gear and you trail brake towards the tire wall. It is quite bumpy here. Once you have control of your car you hit the power very early again. The bumps at the exit are tricky in terms of loosing car."

    # 71 Ferrari with Dominik Farnbacher and Rob Bell on Michelin tires

    http://motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=281558

    http://www.tafelracing.com/index.php/Team-Bios/
     
  10. URY914

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    I'm going with John Paul Jr. in a 935.
     
  11. ProCoach

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    Nah! Redman and Adam in the XJR-5!
     
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  13. Whisky

    Whisky F1 World Champ
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    Or the three Whittington Brothers in the March 84 - speaking of which, are they out of prison yet ???

    I apologize in advance for taking this off-topic, it's just that this race was soooo great back in the good ol days.
    But heck, wasn't ALL racing better 25 yrs ago ?
     
  14. ProCoach

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    Ah, the "Blue Thunder" car of Randy Lanier and Bill Whittington. Man, I remember when Bill and Don owned Road Atlanta... Yep, those were the days.

    The Kreepy Krauly (or was it the Rusty Jones?) 84G was at Sebring last year running in the vintage/historic support race.
     
  15. Ney

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    Ya gotta count Giunti, Vaccarella, and Andretti over Revson and McQueen as a fantastic Sebring finish!
     
  16. jknight

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    I'm obviously going for Audi #1 to take LMP1 as well as overall.

    LMP2 - Horag Racing RS spyder - (Marco has a goal so he'll definitely be giving it his all)

    GT1 - Aston Martin - fastest GT1 driver around on the team - Go Antonio!

    GT2 - Risi #62 - looking for a repeat of last year only this year against Bergmeister and Henzler (that's an awesome combination Seth has put together)

    Carol
     
  17. pacific11

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    Hopefully the renewed IndyCar Series will have multiple tires, engines, chassis in a few years.

    The ALMS and LMS are a bastion of innovation though and just about the last one:

    says Daniel Partel

    http://www.americanlemans.com/news/Article.aspx?ID=2811

    Let's help the ALMS, LMS, and FIA GT grow.

    Tafel Racing Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring preview

    http://www.planetlemans.com/2008/03/10/tafel-racing-sebring-preview/

    Team from Slovakia back for 2008's endurance race

    The # 77 911 of Autoracing Club Bratslavia is of Miro Konopka's team from Slovakia and competed in this race last year.

    http://www.mirokonopka.sk/

    http://www.fiagt.com/driverinfo.php?drivername=Miro+Konopka
     
  18. Alex Rogo

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    Good choices all, though I would much prefer the 008 Aston in GT1. Cheers
     
  19. kevfla

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    When a poorly-secured door detached itself from the Kreepy Krauly car (wasn't it a March?) and the crew borrowed a spare door from the Red Lobster team (Bill Adam?)? For the duration of the race it was the Kreepy Lobster car? I think Sarel Vandermeer was one of the drivers. Man, do I miss the Group C cars!!

    KevFla
     
  20. pbfoot

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    Honestly I think those are optimistic picks. Mine would have to be
    P1-Audi Sport NA (the car with McNish), I can't see Peugeot topping them at the first race of the season
    P2-Highcroft Acura
    GT1-Corvette (not sure which #, whichever has O'Connell behind the wheel)
    GT2-this is honestly the toughest pick, I'd have to say either the Risi or Tafel 430's or the Lizard GT3.
     
  21. Nembo1777

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    Tazio Nuvolari and Juan Pablo Montoya in the Scuderia Serenissima MC12:)
     
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  23. b-mak

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    How the **** did this turn into a nostalgia thread?

    - McNish
    - Herta rocks
    - of course, the great Ronnie Fellows is the man
    - would be great to see Tafel do well
     
  24. jknight

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    Pedro fastest in testing today - .725 faster than Marco in the P2 Acura. Although I am not an Andretti fan, I was very pleased to see the Acura above the Penske Spyders. As I remarked earlier, GT2 is going to be Risi #62 and FLM #45 and that's how it played out today. Jaime was .283 ahead of the Lizards. GT2 is going to be the best of the classes is this race. Can't wait for qualifying Thursday.

    Carol
     
  25. Whisky

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    Dontcha just love it.... (sorry, my fault)
     
  26. pacific11

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    Bell Motorsports - cracked right-front upper shock mount for # 008 DBR9

    Sebring International Raceway not an easy track

    Forsythe Performance Research to enter ALMS with Cosworth?

    http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/alms-sebring-12-hours-notebook-thursday//P2/

    http://www.forsythe-racing.com/

    http://www.cosworth.com/

    Glowing rotors at

    http://motorsport.com/photos/select.asp?S=ALMS&E=Sebring/Thursday_practice_2&Y=2008&O=36

    Marshall Pruett's great notes from Wednesday

    http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/alms-sebring-wednesday-trackside-blog/

    Radar: speed of cars at Sebring

    nearly 180 mph on the Ullman straight

    http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/alms-sebring-radar-speeds-and-sector-times/
     

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